Ok, so enough with the food posts...
Today I tried my hand at this whole tilt-shifting thing, courtesy of this very fun website tiltshiftmaker.com. Generally, the idea is that this is a technique you would normally do using special lenses that results in changes in the area of the picture thats in focus as well as changes in perspective (I think). However, through the magic of the interwebs, you can do this on photos you already have, which is perfect given that I have no idea how to make a real camera do any of these things. The result is that a different part of the photo is in focus, and it can make it look like a minature model, or like a smaller scene. Apparently the best photos for this are pictures of scenes that have lots of depth in them. Having pillaged my photos, here are some of my attempts...
This is the Shinkyo Bridge, in Nikko Japan- I think it really does look like a little model:
This is in Osaka, I tried to focus on the couple on the bridge:
This is a lake in Glacier Park (after quite a hike!):
This is the poor fake Mammoth at the La Brea tarpits (which I love, irrationally)
You can see better, bigger versions (and other ones) at my flickr