Scenes from the Bay Area... in Miniature

One of the advantages of having a pilot's license is taking family and friends on tours of our beautiful Bay Area. Here are some of the pictures from those flights with some tilt-shift magic added in. I love seeing all these places in miniature!

These pics were taken from a Cessna 172 with a Canon G9. Post-processing was performed in Pixelmator, a powerful image editor on the Mac (I think of it as Photoshop for the rest of us), and this handy tutorial.

In case you're wondering, in order of appearance, we have: the Golden Gate Bridgeship graveyardPoint BonitaAlcatrazWaterworld, and Clayton Quarry.