Tilt-Shift Photography is a technique used to create the feeling of a miniature scene. The photo is taken from above and then manipulated in Photoshop to make it look small. The photos always remind me of a miniature railroad set, like the one my mom had in the basement when I was a kid. I found a tutorial and samples on the Tilt-Shift Photography web site.
Using a photo I took in Paris, France, I gave it a try. I think the effect comes across, but there are probably better photo choices.
I too recently got into this. I use GIMP to play with the colours of the photos and then tiltshiftmaker.com to get the miniature effect.
It really helps if your images are vivid to the point of looking like toy colours.
Some of my examples are here: https://hitchedhiker.com/2009/02/13/tilt-shift-photography/
And Here: https://hitchedhiker.com/2009/02/14/toronto-miniaturize/
Hope you like em.
Wow, those are great! I think I need to take a few pictures with this specifically in mind. Thanks for sharing!