I have recently learned a quirky new trick thanks to A Beautiful Mess. It is called Free Lensing and I think it is super. By actually removing your lens from the camera body to take a picture you can achieve a tilt-shift effect. This is going to take a lot of practice to be able to control exactly what is in focus, but I'm looking forward to experimenting. The only downside is the chance of getting dust in your camera...which means that although I'm incredibly stoked on this method I have to restrain myself and not detach my lens any chance I get.
Can't wait for more of these dreamy images!