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Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale mode

To add good miniature effect to your photographs, shoot subjects from a high angle (especially from the air).

It creates the illusion of looking down at a miniature model. A camera equipped with a tilt-shift lens, which simulates a shallow depth of field, is essentially all you need to start!

Via  http://www.vincentlaforet.com/

airplane runway

airplane runway

tennis match

tennis match

Via www.tiltshiftphotography.net

Train station

Train station

Via http://flickr.com/photos/nicolas_xii/

Stadium

Stadium

Via http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnarbi/508525463/

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Via http://www.flickr.com/photos/roevin/2973794641/

Sand

Sand

Via http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/

Beach

Beach

Via http://www.flickr.com/photos/toshio1/1448871693/

Stairs

Stairs

More at http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/16/beautiful-examples-of-tilt-shift-photography/

Some threats do come from humanity itself.

The effects of global warming are of concern to both environment and human race.

Recent observations of rapid climate change like rising sea levels, glacier retreats and altered patterns of agriculture are direct consequences of human negligence.

If we continue to pollute the environment, the effects of global warming and worldwide pandemic will definitely come swifter and far more deadly.

If everyone can just cut down on consumption of meat or usage of more environmental-friendly products, we can all make a difference.

Remember, as the late Gandhi said:

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

The pictures below depict some serious conditions in countries that put profit before conservation

Boys swimming in a garbage-filled river

Boys swimming in a garbage-filled river

Original source: Unknown

An Indian boy searches for coins in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in New Delhi.The national capital is a major culprit in the pollution of the Yamuna, accounting for about 79 per cent of the total waste water that is poured into the river by the major towns along its banks. Despite the Indian government spending millions on trying to clean up the river, most of it going to waste-treatment stations, pollution levels continue to rise.

Pollution

AFP PHOTO/ Manan VATSYAYANA

A man collecting dead fish in Guanqiao Lake in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, which died due to the polluted lake water and the sizzling weather in the city.

EPA/ZHOU CHAO

EPA/ZHOU CHAO

Thousands of scrapped taxis are abandoned at a yard in the center of Chongqing city on March 4, 2009. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country’s long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars.

AFP PHOTO

AFP PHOTO

Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage, blocking Vacha Dam, near the town of Krichim on April 25, 2009.

AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF

AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF

A worker washing dead fish remains at a Meat and Bone Meal factory in Dhaka. MBM is animal feed manufactured from abattoir waste and animal carcasses. Following the BSE (Mad Cow Disease) crisis, meat and bone meal been illegal as animal feed in Europe since January 1st, 2001. This is not the case in Bangladesh where the practice is still widespread.

SIPA

SIPA

A cow grazing amidst the piles of rubbish in Dhaka. With over 8000 slums, thousands of people work everyday in the polluted environment of Bangladesh’s capital. The city is known to have the 2nd most polluted water supply in the world, contaminated by industrial waste and human excrement. The local authorities in Dhaka do not consider waste disposal a priority and as a result, rubbish accumulates in large piles around the city before it is finally removed.

Brunopress

Brunopress

Original source from http://gigapica.geenstijl.nl/2009/05/mooi_milieu.html

OOOoooh, I didn’t know there is such a beautiful abandoned house in Singapore!

According to the author of these stunning photos, this house was first built in 1854, and was known as “Tyersall House”. In 1860, a Malay sultan took over the property and the house was demolished. The new house, Istana Woodneuk (“istana” means “palace” in Malay) was built in 1890 and completed 2 years later. In 1905, it was badly burnt because of faulty electrical wiring. This house has been abandoned since 1907.

Wow, truly old-skool. But I like!

Enjoy!

Yonia

The following pictures depict the present state of Prypiat, home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant workers, 23 years after the accident.

The ghost city which was abandoned after the catastrophe, has now grown to a forest. Nature takes over,  invades and collapses human creations, reminding us of the destruction caused by humanity.

Sounds familiar? Perhaps many of these images gave the movie “I am Legend” their inspiration, since the similarities are quite uncanny.

Abandoned city. Forest have grown since the evacuation

Abandoned city. Forests have grown since the evacuation

Empty government building

School

School

School Gym

School Gym

Kindergarden

Kindergarden

Funfair

Pripyat funfair was due to be opened on May 1st, 1986, five days after the accident. Til date, it remains one of the most irradiated parts of Pripyat since the disaster.

Hospital

Hospital

You can find the full story here : http://villageofjoy.com/chernobyl-today-a-creepy-story-told-in-pictures/

Yonia

There’s something surreal and intriguing about abandoned spaces, especially theme parks.

It’s sad to see a place that used to give so much joy and laughter just wasting away, with all the rides still and quiet.

The past days of glory and joy now stands in stark contrast with the present dilapidated ruins.

Here’s a site that explored abandoned spaces http://home.f01.itscom.net/spiral/t_rando/t_rando1.html

It’s in Japanese but the pictures alone is enough to send chills down your spine…

呼称・廃遊園地T

場所・東北地方

via http://home.f01.itscom.net/spiral/t_rando/t_rando1.html

Dilapidated roller coaster track that looks scarily unnatural

Abandoned Roller Coaster

Abandoned Roller Coaster

Lonely ferris wheel

Lonely ferris wheel