Somehow I ended up reading about tilt-shift miniature photos, which then led me to read about fake tilt-shift miniatures. This is where you use image processing software like GIMP or Photoshop to turn regular photos into photos that make their subjects look miniaturized. From my readings, it seemed that quite a few folks out there look down on it, and would prefer photographer wannabes use the real tilt-shift lenses. To me it seemed intriguing and a bit of fun, and after I read these instructions about creating such images from regular photos using GIMP, I took a stab at making some of mine with some older shots. It's probably something I won't mess with again, but I do like how it makes a regular photo and turns it into something that looks like a model.
Here are some examples of what I came up with, all my shots taken over the last couple of years.
Miniature Trains in Melbourne, Australia:
Miniature Riverfront at Melbourne, Australia:
Miniature Coastal Scene, Phillip Island, Australia: