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!
Whoah! That's totally fucked up!
I see you are as hooked on this program as I am. Its so funny to see a place I know so well miniaturized!!
I've put my first experiments up at http://picasaweb.google.com/jwscyd/TiltShifts - about half of them worked ok. i'm not addicted/wedded to the idea yet.
My husband's been playing with the effect manually. He wanted to mask the vertical elements in the plane that's focused, but I'm really impressed at how well the effect holds up even with strong verticals that are partially blurred.
How adorable! I'll have to go take some pictures of my tiny, snow-covered New England town so that I can transform it into something akin to collectible tacky Christmas villages.