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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-02-13
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Experimental
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 4:03
Viewed: 1572
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Do these look like steps? They're actually flat floor tiles in Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon, Vietnam. The study found that the brain can be tricked into these types of illusions while it scrambles to make sense of the visual signals its receiving.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-29 4:24]

Hi Tsilla.

There are many images such as these that cause the mind to work overtime in understanding the perspectives...its something to do with which side of the brain is more active as to what you see and understand with an image such as this. There is a famous drawing of an old lady....but also a beautiful young lady depending what prspective your understand first.

All that said, this is a very striking image, no doubt it looks amazing seeing it first hand in the cathedral. Your tight crop does the trick as an illusion for sure. Very well presented.

All the best for 2013.

stv ;o))

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-29 4:52]

Hi Tsilla,
Beautiful graphic art. A nice capture of these floor tiles. Yes, they are wonderful, they are very common tiles in the Maltese Houses. They create a splendid perspective. Nice contrasts and such a neat presentation.

Francis Xavier

Hi Tsilla,

excellent observation!A perspective paradox, practical example of how the mind drives the sense of sight until completely distort the reality.Interesting the use that often has been made of it in architecture and in the art in general and interesting the deceptive image that you show us, moreover well enhanced by the B/W.Very good presentation.



Hello Tsilla
Great visual EFFECT,which AFFECTS our brain...presented in an
artistic way,well framed.like the B&W...well done..TFS
Regards,Robert :-)

Hi Tsilla, I love these optical illusions and the way that they trick our eyes.This could have looked quite different if you had taken it from another angle.
The cropping works well, and I like the simple framing.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Indeed! Very interesting and tricky pattern for roof tiles. Nice captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2012-12-29 10:17]

Well seen and marvellous presentation, Tsilla.
I couldn't tell what to think.

Ola tsilla
A great visual effect very well presented...a good B/W choice and frame.
Wish I have been there to see it in real. ...but i can see it trough you. Obrigada
Um abraço

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-12-29 12:45]

Hi Tsilla,
A great capture indeed. I would have liked to see this in its location. Good crop and a nice simple frame makes this one really interesting.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2012-12-29 12:53]
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Hi Tsilla
Wonderful graphic work perfectly composed, with a great light and contrast.
My wishes of a great year of 2013 to you and Yoram
J. m_brito.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-29 21:25]


Quel effet et image quel graphisme de cubes une merveille fantastique vue et captage superbe effet et contraste.
Bravo et amitié


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-12-29 22:20]

Great! Fantastic optical illusion, very nice capture, well spotted and presented

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