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    I'll let the video speak for itself. I'm thinking there has to be something in this that we can use somehow...

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    Very cool.

    The effect of the blurred foreground and background is interesting. It's bizarre the way it miniaturises the subject matter. I may have to play with that.
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    Neat stuff...thanks for posting.
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    This guy has posted some of these films (compiled for the ABC news bit) on a website somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it out of my history cache cuz I was on the site a few months back.
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    Tilt-shifts (either taken or digitally generated) are just weird on the brain. Even though you KNOW they aren't miniatures, your brain insists they are

    Tons on http://www.flickr.com/groups/tilt-shift-fakes/

    And another novel tilt-shift video: http://www.royalbaronialtheatre.com/...periments.html that shows the before and after. Nice use of otherwise "uninspiring" video.

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    I think the bigger the scene the more dramatic the effect. Thanks for the link to the flickr group!
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    I took one of the pictures from my vacation and tried to get the effect right. What do you think?

    EDIT: Tried another one that doesn't have much of a size reference around it to see what it looks like.

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    Not bad.

    I think you used the "linear gradient to blend a blurred copy" method?

    The thing that causes it to look a bit wonky is that the people are obviously much further behind the urns, yet both are in focus...

    Ideally you need to match the blend to the depth.

    I think it works better with the gimp focal blur plugin as you can provide a depth map, and it actually blurs the image based on the greyscale depth of field map.

    Also, a slight areal perspective makes it more "miniature" looking.

    Here is an example cropped from a phpto I took in Chicago:
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    and with the effect:
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    (I think the bg needed a bit more blur...)

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    Wow! Yea, you definitely nailed the effect. I wonder if there is a similar focal blur component for PhotoShop. I think I found a fun new hobby to play with the next time I travel.
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    Looks like you got it nailed down pretty good there Rob...
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