Tilt–shift photography makes life-sized locations or subjects look like miniature-scale models. The ultra-short depth of field tricks the eye into thinking that the shot was taken with a macro lens, or close-up filters. Here is a video by Keith Loutit using tilt shift shot in time lapse that makes a busy harbor look like a bathtub. Find more beautiful examples in Smashing Magazine.
Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.