Design site Enpundit.com features some stunning, and a tiny bit disturbing, “tilt-shift” photographs of real-life scenes: train stations, construction sites, football stadiums, oil tankers that create the illusion of a model train set. In the images people look like toy figurines, water looks formed from molded plastic, super-saturated colors recall painted children’s toys. If modern day sorcerers were going to imprison you in some alternate reality, then this is where they would keep you captive.
The effect can be created optically through a special lens or by fussing with the images in Photoshop. We’re probably about to see way more of this effect than we ever wanted – it’s already in a television ad I spotted recently – but in the meantime, while it is still riveting, here are some exceptional ones: