I've been a fan of Tilt-Shift ever since I saw this video , it really messed with my mind and I still don't quite understand how it works ( which I actually like ).
Anyway, with the new D90 filling me with happy happy joy joy I thought I would look at how I could replicate these images, particularly mimiking the 'minature' effect you can acheive by playing with the depth of field.
Then I had a look at the cost of a Nikon Fit lens...
Now I may think it looks cool, but at £1400 I accepted that I won't be able to re-create these images in my lifetime.
But then good old Geoff Waugh found Tiltshiftmaker!
Simply upload an image, play with the settings and et voila you have a pretty good Tilt-Shift rip-off for free ( and what better cost than that ).
Santorini Tilt Shift
Only problem I have is that you actually have to have images that will 'work'. Close-cropped shots just don't cut it, so you have to think about more landscapey type images ( which to date I haven't really taken ).
I'll be taking more shots just so I can play with this softwear. However in the meantime you can check out my first attempts here.
Am I getting to geeky? ( just don't ask me about the problems of opening D90 RAW images on CS2... )