I’m a closet photography nerd, and I love to find examples of photographers doing cool stuff with images, including (probably especially) of things in the sky. Tilt-Shift is a photography trick that I really love, as it makes real-life things look like toy models. It’s fascinating when used on street scenes or things like that, but ScienceLlama found a really cool new use for it: galaxies.
That’s right. The image above is the Andromeda Galaxy, a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. Only, in the image above, it looks like a little toy, not unlike the ending few seconds of the first Men In Black movie.
Amazing. There’s a whole gallery of these below – the Horsehead Nebula is a particularly good one, as well.