As I was walking down a street San José, Costa Rica, I noticed a new advertising approach to celebrate the remodeling of this Wendy’s restaurant. I will refer to it as the “Mega-Wendy” campaign. I am getting a mixed message here with the recent healthy food/healthy lifestyle trend throughout the fast food industry in the United States. Will “Mega-Wendy” prove to be beneficial for the Latin America market?
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These days, you can pretty much do anything with Photoshop. This weekend I decided to have a little fun and tried out a few new photo manipulation tricks with some of my old photography. While searching through the depths of my hard drive, I came across a Buddha statue from a temple in Laos and thought it could be really cool to use for a wallpaper. I cropped out the Buddha, grabbed a few elements from some other photos, and pieced together this design. With a few saturation and contrast tweaks, some dodging and burning, and layer adjustments, I ended up with a cohesive photo manipulation piece. Kudos to PhatPuppy for the background texture. If there is enough interest, I would love to share the techniques I used to get this effect. Enjoy! (more…)
Here’s another free wallpaper for y’all to enjoy. This photograph was taken near Jeonju, South Korea at a Buddhist Temple. Hundreds of tiny Buddhas are hand crafted on the side of this large iron bell. It is used to gather spiritual energy and is located at the center of the temple. Visitors can gong the bell and make a prayer no matter what background they come from. (more…)
Happy Freebie Friday! This weeks wallpaper is a scene I captured in Bogota, Colombia in 2009. The man on the left is part of an elite Anti-Terror unit trained by the Colombian and US governments. These soldiers are found walking the streets during Colombian holidays or when they are called upon during an emergency. It is interesting to see the evolution between locals and the hard-line governments since the days of Pablo Escobar and his violent drug cartels. This soldier keeps the peace while his friend sells fruit on the side of the road. (more…)