Won't you be my neighbor?


I'm hooked on the website tiltshiftmaker.com - it lets you run a quick-and-dirty tilt-shift filter on your snapshots, making them look like miniature models. Here are some snapshots I took on Book Hill Park in Georgetown: are they not adorable?


I'm waiting for the miniature train to run through. . . or Mr. Rogers to loom over the horizon. Try your own photos!

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