It's time again for another installment of our popular feature wherein we show you photographs that are 100 percent real, despite the fact that they all look 100 percent fake. In case you missed the previous installments, here are links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous installments, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, and Part 12. Or you can just read this one on its own; we don't pretend to know how busy your schedule is.
19 Your Artsy Photographer Friend Finally Learned Photoshop
The red symbolizes "color."
This looks like somebody decided to toy with mixing color with grayscale, maybe as an homage to the "girl in the red coat" from Schindler's List.
But it's actually an undoctored photo taken in the aftermath of a volcano eruption in Indonesia. When the eruption left a thin layer of ash over the landscape, the flower was still a bud. After the dust had settled, it bloomed to become a vivid splash of red in the ashy gray landscape. The result is a striking photo with an inspirational message for the ages: Sometimes success means being born at the right time.
18 "I Wanted a House That Reflects What's in My Soul"
"I see a red door and I want it painted black ... then sometimes I go a little overboard."
This looks like somebody selected this house with the Magic Wand tool in Photoshop, then slid the brightness down to zero. That, or it's the house every 13-year-old goth kid swears he's going to live in when he grows up. But it's actually a very real home in Germany, or at least it was.
And, while we wish we could tell you that Glenn Danzig lives there, in reality it was painted like this as a farewell prior to demolition. Or maybe the house knew the demolition crew was going to show up at night and went into stealth mode.
Earlier, it looked like any other German house.