My quixotic quest to turn all of Coös County into a diorama has mostly failed. It’s had an accidental success or two, but the fake miniature effect only works when I tell someone holding a photo that fake mini is what I was going for.
Other than that, it’s been a string of failures—images that look okay on the screen, but crap out as a print, and about a hundred more that just didn’t work at all.
This swamp works great. I did everything right. I shot it from high up. I controlled the exposure level both at the camera and in processing. Beyond that, though, I just got lucky.
Right? Do you see it? Fake miniature swamp? Yeah, I know, no one would ever build a miniature swamp. But…