If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the spring, the forest’s floor is covered in bluebell flowers which creates a carpet-like effect. Recently, photographer Kilian Schönberger went deep into the woods to capture these incredible shots.
By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor of PsychCentral.com
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 17, 2013
Emerging research discovers an association between how music makes us feel and colors.
That is, our brains are wired to make music-color connections depending on how the melodies charge our emotional state.
For instance, Mozart’s jaunty “Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major” is most often associated with bright yellow and orange, whereas his dour “Requiem in D minor” is more likely to be linked to dark, bluish gray.
University of California – Berkeley researchers also discovered that people in both the United States and Mexico linked the same pieces of classical orchestral music with the same colors.
This suggests that humans share a common emotional palette — when it comes to music and color — that appears to be intuitive and can cross cultural barriers. Continue reading…
The ability to see the world in a broad spectrum of colors is more than just a wonderful gift—it’s a survival mechanism that humans evolved in order to identify both threats and food. But color vision also helps us read each other. Research by evolutionary neurobiologist Dr. Mark Changizi’s traces the development of color vision to the need among primates to understand changes in skin hue associated with different states of emotion or health. Flushed cheeks, for example, correspond to embarassment, exhaustion, illness, or anger associated with different levels of oxygenation in the blood. The ability to detect those states makes you more likely to survive. It’s an evolutionary advantage. Continue reading…
The natural wonder of the forest is brought to life in these mystical images by Czech-based photographer Janek Sedlar. Focusing in on hazy and colorful compositions, the artist captures our attention with these enchanting scenes. In the collection, entitled Forest and Trees in Colors, Sedlar finds ordinary moments and transforms them into extraordinary worlds. He has an affinity for nature photography and viewers will get lost in each stunning landscape.
Drawing on the natural environment, Sedlar captures the leaves on trees as they turn colors during the autumn season. He then digitally enhances many of his photographs with modified colors and saturation, and the final products are otherworldly. If you are interested in these kinds of unique landscapes, you may enjoy this collection of creative Central Park photographs, as well as these breathtaking landscape shots by Austria-based photographer Edgar Moskopp. Continue reading…
I recently stumbled across a rather stunning idea. After visiting a design exhibit that modeled the visual experience of people with colorblindness, Kazunori Asada noticed that the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh on display had entered a new light, so to speak. Under the chromatically filtered light, Van Gogh’s more striking and curious color choices suddenly became natural and warm. It was if this was how they were meant to be viewed, Asada thought.
Did Vincent Van Gogh have a color vision deficiency? Continue reading…
Do you love movie posters, data, and visualizations? Well then you’re in for a real treat.
A couple months ago, Vijay Pandurangan posted the Colours in movie posters since 1914 — an interactive data visualization that shows the way colours have evolved in the fine art of the movie poster throughout the years.
Text reposted from MyModernMET.
Photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway are artists who seek out great adventure. The two have a passion for the outdoors and they travel all around the world to capture the wonder and beauty of the natural world in photographic form. Based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, both artists spend a lot of time exploring the active Kilauea volcano and capturing what they call the “pounding surf” of Hawaii’s beaches.
In this series, Waves, viewers are transported into a place that only few dare to venture. As each wave swells and then crests overhead, Kale and Selway are both able to fearlessly photograph the moments right before the water crashes down against their heads. The results of these high risk moments are amazing! The artists capture powerful waves and stunning gradients of color from perspectives only few are willing to attempt. Each image makes you feel as if you are right in the action and, with the summertime heat upon us, I can’t help but daydream about swimming in this refreshing, crystal clear water.
Together, the two best friends feature their diverse photography collection at their fine art business, Lava Light Galleries, in downtown Kona.
On itsnicethat.com, you can find out more about the project