Great photosof theUkrainianartistOlegHoblak,andthe images appeartodoubleoil paintingshide behindscenes ofgreatdramaticlandscapesandquiet.
According tothe newspaper,in manycasescarryingthe paintingmorethan meets the eyeinthe beginning,where theartistwas keento puttouchesfigures, coloring and shadowscarefully andcleverlyconcealedimagewithinthe firstseconds.
Bornin theartistHoblakSeptember 23, 1967, in theTernopilregionofUkraine,andstudied architectureat thePolytechnicInstituteof Lviv.
Although thedrawingwasalwayshis passion, but he usedprecisionengineeringandtechnologyto create thesevisualillusions, andwas among thefamous historical figurespaintedbyHoblak: CharlesDarwin,and VincentVanGogh, WilliamShakespeare.
Thefestival inChina for thebullspaintedon them byartists,thisfestivalevery year, believethat thebullscoloringprotects them fromthe Tigers
What started as a means to ward off intruders, is now a full-blown festival. The people of Jiangcheng County, China’s Yunnan Province, have their bulls painted and decorated by artists for a major event every year. The bulls are displayed in a riot of colors, painted with a variety of themes.
Traditionally, the bulls were painted by the Hani people of China in the belief that the practice would protect their village, mainly by preventing tigers from wandering into their homes. Of course, the threat of tigers and other man-eaters has reduced drastically in modern times, but the festival continues to be celebrated with much enthusiasm. The China-Laos-Vietnam Bull Painting Festival, as it is called, had 48 participating teams this year. The paraded bulls were hardly recognizable, covered in colors like bright blue, gold, yellow and red. But the paintings were far from abstract. The bulls served as a canvas for some real artistic talent, landscapes, portraits, and intricate patterns adorned their otherwise brown or white skin. Even the horns were covered with paint.
know they look ‘photoshopped’ but these amazing flowers are the real thing, and can be bought at some select flower-shops around the world.
Invented by Peter van der Werken, the owner of a flower company close to Den Bosch, Holland, rainbow roses look like they’ve been seriously modified in programs like Adobe Photoshop. But, they are actually the result of careful flower engineering. Dye is inserted into the stem of the rose as it’s growing, and the petals simply absorb it. Sounds easy enough, but it’s a very difficult process.
Sadly, you can’t buy rainbow rose bushes, only cut, or dried flowers. And even those come at a price meant to keep most of us away. Five cut rainbow roses sell for $55 and two dozens cost up to $325. But it you’re going to spend a small fortune on a flower, why not buy a freeze-dried rainbow rose that will last for years.
Rainbow Roses are special, but I for one like the common kind better. I guess I’m old fashioned.
The WonderLand series, still under development, is being composed
by using a unique but rather simple and elegant artificial lighting and household objects (from vegetables to plastic bags).
The photos are shot (mostly) in a miniature studio on my kitchen's table with a Canon EOS 60D Camera, and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens and Flashes, they are real and NOT a digital manipulation.
The outcome is a beautiful and magical set with a fairy flair to it.
The small models were found in my apartment and on plants outside my window, none of them was hurt during shooting.
tuned for new photos and in the meantime - Enjoy!
The world'sstrangestbridgedivides thewaterbridgehalves orsunken
A groupRO & ADarchitecturaldesign andconstruction of thisbridgein the Netherlands,hasused thewoodAkoyaAccoya Woodandsteelaveragemodern technologyto resistbacteriaand fungito build andthereforecan withstandwater fora long time.
Sunkenbridgecalledthe bridgeor bridgeof Moses,and is locatednext toan ancientfortressdating backtothe 17th centuryAD,has been designedspecifically forsemi-hiddenin a waythere is hardlyseen froma distance,evenfor visitors tothe fortprovides apedestriancorridorfitswith theatmospheresurroundingthe oldplace!
Amazingideaand implementation of thediligentmakes itan exciting experienceto crossthe bridge!