This is the Church of Santo Domingo at the Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco in southeastern Peru. I was digging through my photos in Lightroom when I came upon this shot of the plaza. I immediately thought, “how cool would this be if I created an effect that would make it seem that we’re all looking at a miniature city. This effect was produced in post production. Typically I would use my tilt shift lens for this but of course, the TS lens is never in my travel bag. I only reserve the TS for architectural shots but seeing some creative tilt shift photography coming out of the woodworks, I figured I would give it a try as a post effect.

What do you think? Can I convince you to think that what you’re seeing is a miniature version of the Plaza de Armas?

Rick04/06/2010 - 1:30 pm

WOW, that is from a photograph?
It looks like a scaled site model.
Rikki that is too cool for school.

Rikki D. Dy-Liacco04/06/2010 - 1:11 pm

Thanks Ces. It was fun creating this image. I’m planning of creating more images like these just for fun too. I’ll be posting them soon. Thanks for the comment!

ces04/06/2010 - 9:07 am

yes you did! amazing trick:)