#1 #2 I'm trying to teach myself some photo editing. I'm just starting to play around with levels and layers. I used sequentially larger inverse selections with gaussian blur in concentric ovals in #1. In #2 I did the same, but in rectangular bands, and then also reduced contrast. I thought it would give a the impression of a tilt-shift lens. I usually edit in Lightroom, but I like how GIMP allows me to use to use the layers. I'd appreciate C&C on the images, and also some GIMP vs. Elements thoughts. I searched the threads, but didn't find much.