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10 Stunning Photos That Look Like They are Photoshopped But Are Not

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  1. rob says:

    If it weren’t for the 8th pic, I would have believed it – But after seeing the water fairy one, gimme a break.

    Photoshopped.

  2. robb says:

    last one is the best one.
    the uprise guy is great, too.

  3. samreen says:

    #7 Uprise of tourism, is great!

  4. John Davis says:

    Wow, those are some of the coolest photos I ever seen!

  5. Jeremy says:

    From the water fairy link: Note the last phrase.

    “Highly experimental, fluid, high speed: 1/10’000th of a second photography.

    The shot is taken in compete darkness, flash is what takes the photo- not the camera’s shutter speed, but rather how fast the flash flashes.

    flash duration of the “canon 580EX II speedlight flashes” at 1/16th power is what defines the approximate 1/10’000th of a second photo- that’s how long the flash goes on for.

    That is why the EXIF data says “Shutter Speed: 4/1 second”.
    Shutter was open for 4 seconds on bulb mode- water is splashed by 3 assistants from 3 sides, 3 flashes go off at the same time triggered by a remote control… takes hundreds of tries.

  6. brandon says:

    Take a look at this one too – no photoshop, straight out of the camera. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradmoore310/2889762735/in/set-72157607516956300/

  7. Nitro says:

    Hahaha, also take a look at the last picture… It seems like the photographer took a photo right when the clouds were spelling “ArhcamtIlnaad”

    NOOOOO WAY!!

  8. Hercules says:

    very nice photos!

  9. wow those are some great shots.

  10. anon says:

    the water fairy is most definitely multiple photos, photoshopped

  11. Chris says:

    The ring one, really? That’s been done so many thousands of times, and it wasn’t even that creative in the first place.

  12. Jucodude says:

    The water fairy is not Photoshopped. It’s called a balloon filled with water and popped. This was obviously shot at high speed.

  13. Brandon says:

    The fire dancer photo is amazing.

  14. YouthCracker says:

    I love the fire dancer. nice work..

  15. jenni says:

    nice collection!!i’m impressed with the photography.many of these would be beautifully framed.thank you..fabulous blog!!

  16. Bernie says:

    Check this one out, “Pinball Self Portrait” at: http://rocket9.net/

    No one ever takes this one as not photoshopped until explained that…
    1. The ball is taped in place…
    2. The camera is behind me, shooting through the gap between my side and arm, using full zoom.
    3. To help with focus, have the camera connected to a PC over USB, so I can get full screen previews immediately. I triggered the shutter through the PC with a wireless mouse.

  17. Eric Shafer says:

    These are so cool, really skilled photography.

    Featured here: http://www.presidiacreative.com/best-of-the-web-28/

  18. Fossa says:

    i also need to say, that i know for a fact that the water fairy is photoshop stuff.

    You can find a tutorial for that effect here http://www.tutzor.com/index.php/2008/05/creating-the-water-man/

  19. TheCosmonaut says:

    The water fairy gets my vote in a BIG way — insane!

    I hope it was all done in camera, but even if they did photoshop it it’s sweet :) (cool tutorial BTW, Fossa!)

  20. Rafael says:

    Wow, great collection of images. I like all of amazing pictures.

    Thank you for sharing

  21. Faisal Raj says:

    Really great photo. 8 no image is really unbelievable, that it is not Photoshopped.

  22. Rick says:

    Awesome pictures. Beautiful.

  23. Ronnie says:

    really not photoshopped ?

  24. great, i can’t believe some of them are not photoshoped

  25. Jake says:

    Last one has text on it so it’s obviously shopped, and the water fairy one looks fake. Apart from that, some cool pics :)

  26. Gracy says:

    AWESOMEEEEE SHOTS (xcept the 2nd one’s – whch is kinda the odd man out here)

  27. Sica says:

    Water fairy has to be photoshopped, because unless they found a way to make the camera take part of the photo in black and white (her hair and flowers) and colour (her body) at the same time, it’s just not possible. Also the logo in the lower right hand corner had to be added in after the photo was taken, and anyone who doesn’t believe me can screw off. I went to school to learn this stuff, so shove it. Totally manipulated

  28. UPrinting says:

    The 1st, 5th, and 8th photos do look like they were Photoshopped. If they really aren’t, then that is some wicked photography. Thanks for sharing them!

  29. Siddharth says:

    I most of the times criticize photos which are shopped because shopped photos loose their natural feel. And I even openly comment about that. But since these pics are not shopped, I have nothing to criticize. These are simply amazing. Great job photographers. Keep it natural.

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  30. Osteopath says:

    that water fairy..simply amazing!

  31. Liv says:

    i think my photos better..

  32. Jim says:

    also the great white shark following the kayaker, that is real.

  33. ANA says:

    I cant believe this photos are not photoshopped!! The colors in the pics are amazing! hOW CAN YOU DO THIS WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP?

  34. Thank you admin for post.

  35. kirankkk says:

    ohh!
    really it is wonderful,it has shown the truth beyond the naked eyes!!

  36. namelessheir says:

    wow, these pictures are totally amazing, my is the water fairy, i wonder if its photoshop free

  37. Amit says:

    She loves to dive by Raphael Guarino is a beautiful image with right exposure and with the perfect bokeh..Heart Shadow by brikon is a brilliant shot n capturing it in b&w is a vry gud idea..awesome work done…

  38. Eric Stevens says:

    Awesome shots, especially the eye reflection, ant, firespinners, and water fairy. Simply stunning

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  40. lv says:

    the eye reflection, ant, firespinners, and water fairy. Simply stunning

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  42. thanks admin, good post

  43. wendy2020 says:

    Wow, those are some of the coolest photos I ever seen before!

  44. Nice photos.THAT’S AWESOME.

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