May 26, 2010

Amazing HDR photography of Mike Savad

Country scene-trees gazebo and country road-HDR photo

Isn't this an amazing picture? What is even more amazing is that it isn't a painting. It is indeed a photograph. Yesterday, by chance, I came across the work of a very talented photographer. Yes I do frequent the Zazzle website. This time, however, I wasn't looking for someone to promote. I was participating in a forum game. It is a picture association game. Find a picture on Zazzle somewhat related to the last one posted. In this case the last one posted was a pond scene. The obvious choice would have been a picture with water. There was also a bucket in the image so that is what I focused on. That is when I came across the amazing HDR Photography of Mike Savad. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range.

Here is a description of HDR from Wikipedia. "In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight."

Not everyone uses this method for the same effect. Mike has used this effect to make many photos look like paintings. To me some have a dreamy ethereal appearance. Have I already said awesome? Have a look at some more of Mike Savad's artistry.

Landscape - Eve's Garden print
Barber - The Barber Chair print
1950's - Retro Ice Cream Parlor print

Visit Mike's Zazzle shop suburbanscenes for more great works of art.

May 23, 2010

Funny BBQ Grill design for Father's Day and Summer Gifts

Father's day-Funny BBQ Grill- Cant help it The grill can't help it

We are often told to minimize distractions when we work or study. However when you are trying to be creative a little background noise can be helpful. One night while I was thinking of my next design my grandfather decided to watch television. He quickly tired of it and went to bed leaving the tv on. I was going to turn it off but couldn't pull myself away from my work. Good thing. The Black Eyed Peas started singing a song I later identified as Clumsy. After several choruses of "The girl can't help it" this BBQ Grill idea popped into my head.

The design was created in Gimp and it took me a while to decide how the BBQ grill should look. The porterhouse steak and flames are real images from photos. I used chrome for the grill, handles, and support ring. Above the grill is the text CAN'T HELP IT THE GRILL CAN'T HELP IT surrounded by music notes. Since I can't read or write music the notes are random smilie.

This design is available on Greeting Cards, Aprons, Invitations, and more.

Funny BBQ cardFunny BBQ apron Funny BBQ T-shirtFunny BBQ InvitationFunny BBQ magnetFunny BBQ hat

May 21, 2010

Patriotic Business Cards with Bald Eagles and State Flags

It's been a bit slow lately but I have added several Patriotic Business Cards to my Zazzle shop. They include Bald Eagles and States. The state designs have the State flags overlayed onto the state maps. Two of the Bald Eagles have the American Flag overlayed on them and appear to be the color of their feathers. Both are the same eagle but one with a blue sky and the other with black. God will I'll have more states added soon.

Each card is very customizable. Add your personality to create an entirely new card or leave as is and just add your business information. They can be printed on front and back as well.
Bald Eagle American Flag profilecardBald Eagle American Flag business cardBald Eagle American Flag profilecardNorth Carolina Flag Map profilecardAlabama Flag business cardSouth Carolina Flag Map profilecardNew York Flag Map profilecardCalifornia Flag businesscardMontana Flag-MapOklahoma Flag-Map Customizable profilecard

See more Business Cards by tjustleft.

May 9, 2010

I love to blog t-shirt

This cool blog t-shirt comes from Jamland Designs in Jamaica. I love to blog has hearts, gradients, drop shadows, and a nice chrome number 2. Jamland has some excellent designs and I am sure we will be seeing more of them smilie.

May 7, 2010

Montana Business Card

Montana business card

This business card has Montana businesses in mind. It has the Montana Map with Montana Flag overlay. Completely Customizable. The black background can be changed. The blue is an image and can be removed. Both Montana maps are separate images and can be moved or deleted. All text fields can be changed.

See more State Business Cards.

Matching Business Labels now available!
Montana Business Label label

May 5, 2010

Just sold 100 Photo Graduation Invitations!

Black and Silver-Photo Graduation invitation

A very big THANK YOU! to Angela smiley. She just purchased 100 Photo Graduation Invitations! Another very big THANK YOU! to Brittany who bought 25 of the same card!

Class of 2010 Photo Graduation invitation is customizable. Black on silver colored trim with raised appearance used for: Picture frame, Class Of 2010, and divider. All elements can be repositioned or deleted and replaced with your own. Replace the placeholder image with your child's picture. Replace the sample text with your own details and message. Plenty of space on back for extra information. Choose from a wide variety of fonts and colors. Can be used for any year, high school-college graduation.

Matching Graduation Congratulation Cards and Thank You cards also available!