Thursday, May 18, 2006

Little red lighthouse

The Sturgeon Bay ship canal cuts across Wisconsin's Door County peninsula, saving vessels time and distance going to and from Green Bay. The Lake Michigan entrance of the canal is marked by two lighthouses. The smaller of the the two, situated on a pier which extend out into the lake, is pictured above.

Like the previous several posted photos, some strategic blurring and tone shifting renders the illusion of a miniature model lighthouse. I'm having fun of late going through my older photos and trying out the effect on some landscapes. Some work out well, others don't.

Again, there are several groups on Flickr devoted to fake miniaturizations. Thousands of photographers have posted their best photographs writ small. Some are simply astounding.

Why do we do it? Because we can, I guess.

Click on picture for the full effect. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Mystikka said...

That's awesome!! Great post, inspiring blog...