Trendhunter

I should have put Trend Hunter on my blogroll a long time ago because I get so much interesting info from this source. This time I discovered “25 Eye Catching Murals,” so I posted a few visual screen shots here that are worth exploring on your own.

Trendhunter_Murals1 as seen on Art Is EverywhereTrendhunter_Murals2 as seen on Art Is EverywhereTrendhunter_Murals3 as seen on Art Is EverywhereWhile exploring, I got so caught up in other images that it was fun to drift around on this site and discover wild and wacky things that are equally innovative as they are humorous and inspirational.

Remember the days of finger painting? Now you can avoid the mess and “paint” with this fabric.

Fabric_FingerPainting_Trendhunter1, Art is Everywhere

Fabric_FingerPainting_Trendhunter2, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

You can learn about a new concrete cloth that can be used for commercial as well as military purposes.

ConcreteCloth_Trendhunter, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Unusual billboards such as this “Fake Sky” for Berger Paints caught my attention. I think my brother, who is in the billboard business might like this innovative way to advertise, but I bet it is expensive and difficult to install.

FakeSkyPainting_Trendhunter as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Since I like this billboard’s visual effect, the optical illusion curtain also caught my attention.

Optical-IllusionCurtains_Trendhunter, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Thought provoking public service announcements here can’t help but grab your attention. I also like Trendhunter’s public rating system and photo gallery with related pictures but getting back to the original post isn’t all that easy.

PSAs_Trendhunter as seen on Art Is Everywhere

Finally (and I could go on and on, there is so much to see), since I am traveling back from the beach, I’m disappointed I didn’t see this post at the start of my trip. If I only had thought about getting sunburned as an art, rather than missing random spots with my sunscreen.

Tan-Man_SunburnArt_Trendhunter, as seen on Art Is Everywhere

HDR Photography

I didn’t know much about High Dynamic Range type of photography and was glad to learn through the picture links below. The surrealistic, hyper saturation of color may not be for everyone but I’m pretty fascinated how a photo can look more like an illustration with this method.

HDR photo of Golden Gate Bridge via Optical Illusion blog

What first alerted me to HDR was this article about Joe DeGregorio’s photos. I really did think this was an illustration. Since I’m into trompe l’oeil art, I get a kick out of when I get tromped…..

Mission Inn. HDR photo by Joe DiGregoria via article by Daniel Foster

Finally, there’s more to see on Abduzeedo, and there are a lot of tutorials out there but these two had some good fundamental info: Ultimate guide to HDR photography and a bit more technical tutorial in Photoshop.

I was looking for some music with reference to High Definition to Kick-Start the weekend but found this instead, High Speed, one of my favorite songs by Coldplay. This demo video was directed by Jesse Scott when he was in Portland. I could have sworn it was Knoxville with the pedestrian skywalk and the fountain could have been one at World’s Fair Park. Since my son is interested in film, he may like this and he is even looking at a school in Portland. Well done!