So I assume that you did that via software? If definitely makes the plants lining the path appear to be toy-like. Because I've never really understood what is causing things to appear this way, I have to ask possibly a stupid question. If one were to crop off the blurred parts of the photo to the side, would it appear to be a "normal" picture again?
If you are trying to make money at it you simply cannot justify the €/$2000.00 plus for a tilt-shift.To answer you question, yes, somewhat, and no somewhat. You know the bit about similar triangles where you are catching a telegraph pole in the lense and because it's upright and the lense is upright the image on the sensor is upright too. What you are doing with the T/S lense is gripping the focal plane and making it pliable. By moving the elements of the lense l-r and up and down. 'before' the aperture. So yes it would appear normal, but you'd have to crop the hell out of it. Also, I choose to have the sharp area along the path, but I could have placed it side to side, or at a bias.On the whole I think this is a tool for towns and cities where the lines in the architecture can be brought out and emphasised in a way few other methods can do. But here, I think it just annoying. And in any landscape images I feel it would be similar.
It makes for an odd, yet not unappealing photo. Maybe I'm just drawn to the colors in it. Perhaps you should try this on some architectural features in town, as you stated above, to give us a different view.Seems like I had a Tilt Shift feature in a phone app at one point. Not the real thing, I'm sure, but to give a similar effect.
I think because the plants are blurry anyway, in the main, the effect is vastly lessened. While in a city or town because our eyes and brain accept line and angle as part of the environment when it's blurred, and blurred in a linear progression with the blur increasing as you go out. It sorta throws our brain into a funk.