Posts Tagged ‘surreal’

Surreal Photos of Twisty Ladders on a Misty Beach

One way to shoot surreal photographs is to capture things where they don’t ordinarily belong, whether it’s glowing cubes in a forest or houses and babies floating in mid-air. Often this type of image is done using photo manipulation, but that’s not true of the photos in artist Joy Umali’s project titled Ladders. Umali hauled a number of distorted metal ladders onto Rodeo Beach in San Francisco, and then had photographer Walter Kitundu photograph the scene.
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More Magical Photographs of Henry the Flying Baby

We first shared photographer Rachel Hulin’s The Flying Series back in February when it started getting quite a bit of attention online. The series consists of beautifully Photoshopped images of Hulin’s baby boy Henry using his magical powers of flight. Since then, Hulin has added more surreal images to the set that capture Henry taking his skills to new locations and new heights.
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Olympic Synchronized Swimming Photos Flipped Upside-Down

What happens if you take photos of synchronized swimming shot at the Olympics and flip them upside-down? Ethereal beauty, that’s what.

The Huffington Post did this experiment yesterday using photographs shot by Getty and AFP photographers. The results are magical.
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Multiple Exposure Portraits Created In-Camera Using a DSLR

We Are Nature is an awesome portrait project by photographer Christoffer Relander of Raseborg, Finland. He used a Nikon D700 for in-camera multiple exposures and then made small contrast and tone adjustments in post for his surreal portraits.
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Portraits of Women Blended with Ink Photographs

For his surreal series titled “Beibeees”, artist Alberto Seveso blended photos of women with smoke-like photographs of ink in water. To recreate this kind of look, try shooting smoke or ink against a pure white background and then use the cloudy formations as a layer mask on a portrait.
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Landscapes Illuminated by a Floating and Glowing Square

Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé‘s Alternative Landscapes project features photos of various outdoor locations lit with a glowing square. The images aren’t Photoshopped: Paillé actually suspends a 1×1 meter cube for the beautiful illumination seen in his images.
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Stunning Photos of a Thick Red Line in the Aftermath of a Toxic Spill

The photograph you see above isn’t the result of Photoshop or infrared photography. Captured by Spanish photographer Palíndromo Mészáros, it shows what the landscape of Ajka, Hungary looked like half a year after the Ajka alumina plant accident — an industrial disaster in which 35 million cubic feet of toxic waste flooded the land to a height of around 6.5 feet. Mészáros lined up the thick red line caused by the sludge with the horizon line to obtain this surreal image.
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Levitation Project: Pictures of People Lying Down in Midair

Photographer David Nemcsik of Budapest, Hungary has a beautiful project titled the “Levitation Project” that features surreal images of people floating in midair in a lying up down position. The subjects are Nemcsik’s friends, and the locations were picked by asking them this simple question: “where were you in your last dream?”.
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How to Create a Surreal Double Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

Here’s a tutorial by photographer Stephen Davies on how you can create a pseudo double exposure photograph using a couple simple steps in Photoshop.
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Incredible Long Exposure Photographs Shot from Orbit

Last month we shared a long exposure photograph by NASA astronaut Don Pettit that showed star trails and city trails in the same frame. Turns out the photo was just one of many long exposure images shot by Pettit so far during Expedition 31. The photograph above shows star trails, an aurora, and flashes of lightning splattered all across the surface of the Earth.
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