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When Photoshop Goes Bad: Some of The Best Gaffes

July 27, 2010

Photoshop has been used to commit some outrageous crimes against fact-based photography. However, here are some of the highlights, with links to more.

By Andy Bloxham

When Photoshop goes bad: some of the best gaffes

The original image of the Iranian missile launchers

When Photoshop goes bad: some of the best gaffes

The Photoshopped image showing an extra missile taking off

BP 'photoshops' image of oil spill command centre

The image of the command centre with 2 of the monitors with new screens Photo: BP

BP 'photoshops' image of oil spill command centre

The image of the command centre before being photoshopped Photo: BP

When Photoshop goes bad: some of the best gaffes

Microsoft was forced to apologise after its Polish arm changed a promotional image of three employees to change the apparent race of a black man to white

When Photoshop goes bad: some of the best gaffes

Could this be the ‘original’ BP image?

This list is inspired by BP’s admission that it changed an image of its command centre overseeing the team tackling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to make staff look busier but other giant firms and even nations have been embarrassed by similar errors.

Iran was caught out after it apparently doctored images of a multiple missile launch, to hide the fact that one of them failed to go off.

Microsoft was forced to apologise after its Polish arm changed a promotional image of three employees to change the apparent race of a black man to white, and even failed to change the hand to match.

Britain’s former culture secretary James Purnell faked his presence at a photo shoot after he arrived late.

Awards have also mistakenly been given out for manipulated images.

A Chinese photographer claimed to have proven that the controversial Qinghai-Tibet railway was not detrimental to wildlife with an image that showed both rare antelopes and a train, and was awarded for the photo. However, he was later shown to have faked it.

More good stuff here:

http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/

http://photoshopmistakes.com/

http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web02/2009/3/29/11/very-bad-photoshop-mistake-look-how-thin-is-her-12443-1238341173-26.jpg

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World’s Most Stunning Bridges

July 27, 2010

Millau Viaduct — France

At its highest point, the Millau Viaduct is 23 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge — England

The Gateshead Millennium has pivots at the ends which raise the walkway and lowering the main arch to allow river traffic through.

Hangzhou Bay Bridge — China

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, connecting Shanghai and Ningbo.

Bosphorous Bridge — Turkey

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge connects Europe with Asia.

Coronado Bridge — U.S.A.

San Diego’s Coronado Bridge was named the country’s “most beautiful bridge” in 1970 by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Confederation Bridge — Canada

Prince Edward Island’s 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, and was nicknamed the “Fixed Link” by locals before its completion.

Sunniberg Bridge — Switzerland

Located near Klosters, the Sunniberg Bridge was the winner of 2001’s Outstanding Structure Award in 2001 by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.

Khaju Bridge — Iran

Built around 1650, Isfahan’s multi-level Khaju Bridge also functions as a weir.

Helix Bridge — Singapore

The pedestrian-only Helix Bridge is a particularly spectacular experience at dusk, when hundreds of lights create a one-of-a-kind experience.

“Golden Horn” Bridge — Norway

Norwegian architect Vebjørn Sand based his designs for the “Golden Horn” on a bridge sketched by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1502, but never built.

Alamillo Bridge — Spain

The soaring Alamillo Bridge in Seville was built for the city’s Expo ’92, a World’s Fair-type exposition organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ historic voyage.

Banpo Bridge — South Korea

Downtown Seoul’s Banpo Bridge features the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, which pumps out roughly 190 tons of water through 10,000 nozzles each minute.

Beauty Photography By Iain Crawford

July 19, 2010

Bombshell Diane Kruger Pays Homage to Brigitte Bardot in Allure

June 16, 2010

By Sophie Forbes

After 18 years in the spotlight, Diane Kruger could be forgiven for wanting to slow down.

But at 33, the model turned actress’s career is in the ascendancy, with three movies in production.

And as she posed for a sultry Sixties inspired cover shoot for Allure magazine it was easy to see why.

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Natural beauty: Actress Diane Kruger looks better than ever in her cover shoot for Allure magazine’s July issue

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Inspiration: Screen siren Brigitte Bardot in 1968

With tousled hair and sultry poses, she channelled screen siren Brigitte Bardot for the shoot.

‘Everyone wants to make her look like old Hollywood, but we thought it would be great to do a Sixties look,’ said make-up artist Gucci Westman, who worked alongside photographer Michael Thompson.

Inglorious Basterds star Kruger had worked with Thompson several times before, even featuring on the cover of his 2005 book, Michael Thompson: Images.

Posing in nothing but a jumper for one shot, the German born actress oozed sex appeal before changing into a magnificent Jason Wu couture gown.

Her boyfriend, actor Joshua Jackson, was keen to see her in action, showing up at the crew break to join her for lunch.

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Celebrity stylist: Diane’s hair was tended to by Oprah’s hairdresser Garren

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Classic elegance: The star gets helped into the voluminous Jason Wu dress

The pair, who have been together since 2006, stood with their arms round each whilst surveying the food on offer.

When asked if marriage was in their future Kruger said it probably isn’t on the cards.

‘I’m not religious, so that aspect of it means nothing,’ she said. ‘And don’t get me wrong—I believe in commitment.

‘But out of experience I know if that goes away, no paper you have signed will keep you around.’

Kruger may have developed her poor opinion of marriage after getting divorced in 2006 from her husband of five years, French actor Guillaume Canet.

Radiant: Diane always takes her make-up off before bed to protect her sensitive skin

Radiant: Diane takes her make-up off before bed to protect her sensitive skin

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Relaxed and confident: Diane shines in front of the camera

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The full interview is in Allure, out now

She met Dawson’s Creek star Jackson shortly after and they have been together ever since.

After a successful modelling career which started in 1992 when she won the Elite Model Managements Look of the Year competition, aged just 15, Kruger said she developed a strict beauty regime.

‘I must be very careful with my skin from modelling and working under hot lights; I break out easily,’ she said.

‘I never go to sleep without taking off my make-up.’

Kruger made the successful transition from model to actress in Troy in 2004.

She will next hit the big screen in ‘Inhale’ with Sam Shepard and Rosanna Arquette about a couple who go to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their dying daughter.

It is due out later this year. She also has 2 films in pre production. ‘Unknown White Male’ and ‘Special Forces’ are both due out in 2011.

For more visit www.allure.com

Ashley Greene For Seventeen US July 2010

June 3, 2010

American actress Ashley Greene is the smiling face on the cover page of fashion magazine Seventeen US for the month of July 2010. Magazine featured a complete photo shoot of Ashley, she spills gossip from the set of Eclipse while talking to magazine.
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Manasvi Mamgai – Miss India 2010

May 30, 2010

Manasvi Mamgai is an Indian model and beauty pageant contestant who was crowned Miss Tourism International held in Malaysia.

She has also just won the crown of Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2010 and will represent India at Miss World 2010 in November.

She was also the winner of Elite Model Look, India in 2006.

The 22-year-old Manasvi claimed the Miss India title after beating 18 stunning participants.
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Indian Army Recruitment Rally in Assam

May 24, 2010

By Subhamoy Bhattacharjee

Tribal and non tribal youths of Assam taking part at the Indian Army Recruitment Rally to the prime national force of the country through a ten (10) days long recruitment process for different categories and services at Mangaldai.

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Kristen Stewart – Elle June 2010

May 13, 2010

Kristen isn’t just the Twilight star anymore…its way past Twilight..headin’ Midnight…

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Sarah Jessica Parker – Vogue Magazine Photoshoot

May 13, 2010

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Miss USA Contestants in Their Undies

May 13, 2010

Last week, the 51 Miss USA hopefuls convened in Las Vegas and shot their official contestant photos with photographer Fadil Berisha. They donned lacy lingerie, fishnets, smudged black eyeliner, knee-high boots, ample cleavage and plenty of bare skin, all while positioned in seductive poses on a large bed. Here’s Miss Alabama, Audrey Moore

Miss Alaska, Sarah Temple

Miss Alaska, Sarah Temple

Miss Arizona, Brittany Bell

Miss Arizona, Brittany Bell

Miss Arkansas, Adrielle Churchill

Miss Arkansas, Adrielle Churchill

Miss California, Nicole Michele Johnson

Miss California, Nicole Michele Johnson

Miss Connecticut, Ashley Bickford

Miss Connecticut, Ashley Bickford

Miss Florida, Megan Clementi

Miss Florida, Megan Clementi

Miss Georgia, Cassady Lance

Miss Georgia, Cassady Lance

Miss Illinois, Ashley Bradarich

Miss Illinois, Ashley Bradarich

Miss Iowa, Katherine Anna Connors

Miss Iowa, Katherine Anna Connors

Miss Kansas, Bethany Gerber

Miss Kansas, Bethany Gerber

Miss Kentucky, Kindra Danielle Clark

Miss Kentucky, Kindra Danielle Clark

Miss Maryland, Simone Feldman

Miss Maryland, Simone Feldman

Miss Michigan, Rima Fakih

Miss Michigan, Rima Fakih

Miss Mississippi, Breanne Ponder

Miss Mississippi, Breanne Ponder

Miss Missouri, Ashley Strohmier

Miss Missouri, Ashley Strohmier

Miss Ohio, Amanda Tempel

Miss Ohio, Amanda Tempel

Miss Oregon, Kate Paul

Miss Oregon, Kate Paul

Miss Pennsylvania, Gina Cerilli

Miss Pennsylvania, Gina Cerilli

Miss Virginia, Samantha Casey

Miss Virginia, Samantha Casey

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