The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also known as Dakota (RAF designation), is essentially military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators to the present day. The photo above shows one of the aircraft flying over the Giza pyramids in Egypt sometime during 1943. Continue reading for ten more fascinating colorized historical photos.
When principal photography began on March 22, 1976 in the Tunisian desert for the scenes on Tatooine, the project faced several problems. Lucas fell behind schedule in the first week of shooting due to malfunctioning props and electronic breakdowns. Moreover, a rare Tunisian rainstorm struck the country, which further disrupted filming. Mark Hamill can be seen in the photo above conversing with director George Lucas. Continue reading for more hand-colorized images that give vintage photos new life.
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. In just over a decade he produced over 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings. Reddit user "melonshade" turned some of these masterpieces into tilt-shift miniature worlds. To be more specific, making use of the tilt for selective focus to simulate a miniature scene. Continue reading for more pictures.
There's nothing wrong with using Photoshop to retouch images, as even professionals use the software for such tasks, but when you ask a prankster for help, things can get a bit weird. For example, the person above wanted to look more like Tony Stark in full Iron Man gear, but instead was Photoshopped to resemble a vitamin bottle, complete with cap and arm holes. Continue reading to see more of the hilarity that ensued when James Fridman started editing.
Due to recent weather calamities, this tree was uprooted, taking a lawn up with it. This may not seem like a particularly special event, but regardless, the image managed to go viral online, and now even more so, thanks to Photoshop experts from Reddit. Some notable examples include a Hobbit House and sweeping dirt underneath the patch. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a house you won't believe isn't real, just Unreal Engine 4 goodness.
Swedish photographer and Photoshop guru Erik Johannsson creates optical illusions by manipulating real photos into surreal works of art, like the mirror like you see above. This new piece took months of planning and work, along with over 17-square-meters of real glass. Most of his works contain actual photographs of different elements, which are then blended and then layered atop each other in Photoshop. Continue reading for more pictures and another video.
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower, constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fairon, on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It's named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. The image you see above is from 1888 during its construction. Continue reading for more amazing colorized vintage photos.
Photographer Felix Hernandez Rodriguez has always had an affinity for toys, but as he grew older, his imagination took things to the next level. Using real toys, he creates magical scenes using everyday things, like flour as snow, in real settings. A macro lens and the "focus stacking" technique - multiple photos merged to create a wider focus - are employed, in addition to post processing in Photoshop. Continue reading for more.
What if we could see the past in full vibrant color, like it should be viewed. Well, thanks to artists like Marina Amaral, we're able to see many historical photographs like never before. She combines her interest in history, with Photoshop, to create these incredible recreations. "When we look at the photo in color, we can easily have the feeling that we are living that moment again," said Amaral. Continue reading to see more.
Reddit user "Your_Post_As_A_Movie" specializes in taking random photos that people post online, and transforming them into professional-looking movie posters. Starting off, we have "Catastrophe", which started as a normal picture of a gray cat looking quite angry to say the least. Now the result is a movie that appears to have this one cat taking on the world. Continue reading to see twelve more.