I came across this awesome photo editing technique the other day! It's called tilt-shift. It makes real life scenes in photos look like miniature models. I have no idea how to do this myself but I found this really neat tilt-shift photo editing tool. You just upload a pic adjust a few settings to your liking and then you have a "miniature" picture! Try it here! They also have a flickr group where people post their own pictures they edited with the tilt-shift maker. There are some really amazing images.
I tried out the tilt-shift maker a few times using pictures from different trips.
and a few others I created...