So, I’ve seen 3 giant crosses along US interstates over the past couple of years. I’ve been curious about them and recently someone at church was talking about them. So, I decided it was time to find out about them. It turns out the one closest to my house is the tallest.
Castro Valley, CA
And for a little context, the tallest cross in the world…
Valle de los Caídos
- near Madrid, Spain
- height: 500 ft 152.4-meters)
- built: 1940-1959
Have you seen any of these in person OR do you know of other huge crosses like this?
Coming next… Colossal Statues of Jesus. (not really)
A while back Adobe introduced Kuler to help with choosing and sharing color palettes that work well together. While I still haven’t really made much use of this tool, I’m convinced that I should.
Today I ran across a blog entry from a site that takes a similar approach to sharing color palettes, COLOURlovers.com. In this blog entry they show the color palettes of a few very famous paintings. These are obviously some nice color combinations that I should try sometime.
- Have you tried using Kuler or COLOURlovers?
- Have any favorite color palettes to share?
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make use of Google to search for images from free image websites for a while. Google Coop has shown some potential, but it doesn’t really support image searches in it’s current state.
But today, I discovered a website devoted to free use image searches:
This looks really simple to use and found a lot of useful images that my recent home-grown searches hadn’t found.
For those interested, here are a couple of Google Coop searches that I’ve been testing, for image and media searching:
And an earlier attempt to hack Google Image Search:
But, for now, yotophoto.com seems like a much better tool.
Anyone else know of similar tools for searching for media useful in the church?
One of the blogs I read, Church Marketing Sucks, has made creative use of Flickr. They have a group setup there so that designers can post artwork, concepts, and questions for input from others.
Church Marketing Lab
Seems like a great concept.