Miniature Bay Area is a series of miniaturized photos of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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THE CONCEPT

Miniature Bay Area is a series of photos that have been optically or digitally “tilt/shifted” to give the illusion that the scenes are smaller than they really are.

To make the effect work, the camera must be pointing downward at a scene. I took most of these photos through the tiny window of a Piper Archer airplane I was flying with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, some with a Canon Extender EF 2x III attached for a 400mm equivalent. A few others were taken through the hatch of the Zeppelin NT Eureka and others were taken from rooftops.

Some shots were done without digital editing using my Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L tilt/shift lens.

THE PHOTOS

Yerba Buena Island
Pier 31
Bart Train
Russian Hill House
Berkeley Marina
Treasure Island
The Cliff House
Golden Gate Bridge
Fort Point
Russian Hill
Coit Tower
Billionaires' Row
Congregation Emanu-El
Alcatraz
Jackson Square
The Transamerica Pyramid
Alcatraz
The Palace of Fine Arts
Toy Ship
SoMa
Cargo Ship
Port of Oakland
Little School
East Bay Freeway
The Oakland Tribune Tower
Little Trains
Little Tunnel
Little Lafayette Park Hotel
Little #1078
11:41 AM

This photo appears at exactly 11:41 AM on my Clockograph, a photographic timepiece.

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