40 Incredible Toy-like Pieces of Tilt-Shift Photography

Tilt-shift miniature faking is now the popular and fashionable method of making big objects look like tiny models. All you need to start is essentially a camera equipped with a tilt-shift lens which simulates a shallow depth of field. For this effect is usually achieved through creative technique in which a photographer manipulates the angle of a tilt-shift lens to distort the focus of a life-sized scene captured by the camera, thereby creating an illusive depth of field usually produced by macro lenses. Most faked tilt-shift photos are taken at quite good height to further imitate the effect of looking down on a miniature. In this post, we showcase a number of fantastic examples of tilt-shift photos. All examples are linked to their original sources and you’re recommended to check out other amazing works of their authors.

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Photo by alastair mitchell

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Photo by darktiger4u

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Asian Fleur in Magnetic CG Illustrations.

The secret of the Asian beauty is hidden in its unsurpassed fleur that is so special and wonderful. This fleur is its important part that makes it stronger and gives the sharpened form. Beauty without fleur lacks something catchy and it is really hard to replace this fleur with anything else. When they go together, we perceive the beauty in all its fullness and fill our hearts with this fine feeling. The magnetic fleur of Asian beauty is brilliantly pictured in CG illustrations from this post. We hope that they will become a good source of inspiration and you will admire them.

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Chinese Girl by diudiudiudiu

CG Illustrations

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The Actress of Peking Opera by diudiudiudiu

CG Illustrations

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The Magical Sensuality of the Art by Mario Wibisono.

Sensuality, fragility and beauty touched by magic are combined in the works of the talented digital artist Mario Wibisono. His style is all about the versatile female beauty and all its semitones. The incredible tenderness, slight eroticism, fantasy elements – all wrapped up in these artworks and features the harmonious unity. Mario Wibisono shows the essence of beauty in all its fullness and in such a way he manifests its magical origin and brilliance. One more interesting fact about his artworks is the ability to present the fantasy scenes quite realistically and this is a true sign of his professionalism. The sharpness of the minor details, the vibrant color palette and the transparent shadows help him to achieve the inspiring atmosphere of his digital illustrations.
So, you are welcome to enjoy the fantasy realism by Mario Wibisono and browse this collection of his breathtaking digital illustrations.

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Seiatsu

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Delirium

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Best Pavilion Designs from Shanghai World Expo 2010

Shanghai World Expo 2010 is a tremendous social event that has gathered over 190 countries and over 50 international organizations. Over 100 pavilions have been created and all of them are real masterpieces. This is an unforgettable mix of cultures, styles and world views. We’ve chosen what we think are the most notable pavilion designs and today we are glad to presenting this small collection to you.

United Kingdom

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Australia

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Brazil

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Put The Light On! Original Lamp Designs.

The aesthetics, creative ideas, unusual design solutions – all rolled into a lamp design. The lamp itself is not only a source of lighting, it can be used as a nice decorating element in the design of your apartments. It can support the architectural complex and introduce an element of novelty into it. The art of artificial lighting is rich for awesome items that draw attention to themselves due to their unforgettable design concepts. Modern lamps come in various forms and sizes, even the most unusual, but all possess one common thing: they are undoubtedly stylish and stunning.

Let us demonstrate you some nice examples of lamps that feature the creative contemporary design.

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Lamp by Marcus Tremonto

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Spectacular HDR Sunsets

High Dynamic Range-technique (HDR) has become really popular nowadays and we can enjoy stunning photos that are made up in HDR. We’ve gathered excellent HDR sunset shots that are worth being admired. This fancy collection shows that modern art can unite digital technologies and genuine nature beauty creating real masterpieces. Original play of light and shadows together with HDR modifying gives absolutely awesome results.

Photo by PatsSoxfan

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Photo by neoporcupine

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Amazing Art Sculptures by Robert Bradford

If you have some old stuff at your house, don’t be in a hurry to throw it away. It can come in handy as a nice stuff for your creative work. Sometimes even the most ordinary things can become a part of the artwork. Rich imagination and talent of the artists help to create the stunning things just from nothing. Everything they need is their creativity and, of course, some simple stuff. Look, for example, at the creative art sculptures by Robert Bradford that are presented in today’s post. They are really splendid and amusing, let’s enjoy them!

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Dan Fischer – Graphite on Paper

It is really hard to make a work of art by just working with some famous photos. But Dan Fischer does know this secret for sure. We’ve decided to show you few interesting artworks made by this modern artist and we really hope that you’ll like them just as much as we do. We have an opportunity to feel the the world from the other side of perception due to the wonderful works of Dan Fischer. All these artworks are full of emotions and deep sense that will make you feel the world the you’ve never felt before.

Chris Burden, 2003

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Gerhard Richter, 2002

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Google Fonts – Brand New Font API and Font Directory

Google keeps bringing awesome news and recently web design world was amazed by the announcement about releasing the collection of high quality open source web fonts in the Google Font Directory, and the introducing Google Font API to make them available to everybody on the web.

According to the officials Google has tried really hard to create superb collection of great web fonts and maintain them with the help of Google Font API – it means that their font collection will be available for all web users without any problems. Actually it is a really simple and cross-browser method to use original web fonts at your website. The main features of these fonts are that they are still searchable, visually rich, text styled, and accessible to users that use screen readers.
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Black and White Art. Celebrity Pencil Drawings.

If you have ever tried to portrait a person using a simple pencil, you know that this work takes much efforts and patience. Of course, talent stands first on the list. If you don’t possess this gift from God, it is impossible to create the stunning drawings and capture the real sense of things in the unsurpassed way. Though rich color palette of some canvases is really amazing, one pencil is enough to create the awesome artworks. The mature artists are able to make their images alive even if they are drawn with a small piece of coal. Black and white art is so expressive and its effectiveness is achieved due to the mixture of semitones and shadows. Using various techniques it is possible to achieve the dramatic effect and make black and white portrait just stunning. If you look attentively at the pencil drawings, you will understand that they give the special taste of art.
Today let’s browse the collection of inspiring celebrity pencil drawings that are undoubtedly effective.

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Twiggy

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Robbie Williams

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