is the reader familiar with tilt-shift photography? it makes real life appear miniature.
of course, true tilt shift must be done in-camera, but there's a web-generated poor man's version and it can be faked in photoshop.
I tried it with some of my travel shots
Atami, Japan, December 2008:Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, June 2010:
Croagh Padraic, Ireland, June 2010
Inismor, Ireland, June 2010: