I used several different aspects of Color Efex Pro to get the shot looking like this as well, I merged several different slightly modified presets, including black and white infrared, black and white, midnight, pro contrast, and tonal contrast (to name a few) to get the shadows and coloring of the photo where I wanted it. Once that was achieved, I cropped the shot and added the tilt-shift effect to the shot. I don't think I would want to use this effect all the time, but in some situations I definitely like it (I have used it twice this week, the first time I used it was in the Enola Gay photo at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center).
As always, please feel free to leave comments or feedback, and remember clicking on the photo takes you to my smugmug gallery where you can view this (and other photos I have done) in various sizes. Thanks for stopping by!
(PS: Once again, I know that the photo bleeds slightly into the column on the right. The "small" version of the photo was too small I think because of the odd dimensions that I cropped the shot too. There is nothing wrong with your browser rendering, I assure you!)