I stumbled upon a web based application that mimics a Tilt Shift effect, allowing you to transform an existing photo into your own Vincent Laforet look-a-like. Laforet is the photographer who created some amazing images at the 2008 Olympic summer games using a tilt shift lens on his Canon digital camera. The results are what looks like a strange miniaturized world...
It took me a bit of searching to find a file that would work with this application, but here is a before and after of one that finally gave me the correct look. It's a crowd at Broad & Washington Streets watching the Greater Kensington String Band on New Year's Day a few weeks ago.
Tilt Shift Maker