Ah, Whiterun. You look so nice from a distance like this, with all your citizens buzzing around, miniaturized like ants.
Check out this great timelapse of Skyrim by Ozin370, which utilizes a shallow depth of field — giving it a similar effect to tilt shift. You might remember tilt shift as one of the main effects used in SimCity, which gives it is distinctive look:
There's something weirdly soothing about seeing Skyrim like this.
And oh, hey — here's another cool timelapse by Ozin370, only this one focuses on weather:
I'm using both of these as proof that players sort of ruin Skyrim (in the best way, of course).