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Optical illusion.

Optical illusion.
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Copyright: Fernand Messiaen (BeauMistral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 54 N: 13] (2047)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09
Categories: Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-17 0:49
Viewed: 1603
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Once again, our brain plays tricks on us: for proof, this beautiful optical illusion well known.
Here, made from a photo montage of 4 chairs, which appear in different sizes.
Check, measure ... they are strictly identical.

How it works?
This illusion is quite simple.
Our brain has evolved to take into account the perspective, it incorporates the fact that distant objects we see smaller, while objects closer we see them larger.

To our mind, the "last" chair, the right one, is behind the others. And our brain does not understand the digital effects for him if something is behind, we'll see smaller and will therefore boost to take into account the perspective, that is not there.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-09-17 1:11]

Hi Fernand...
Beautiful shot with so nice work...
Original idea...

Hello Fernand,

You have executed this very well.
Excellent pov, composition and pp skills.
I like the complementary framing, too.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Nice demonstration of this illusion - good combination of images to do so. I like!

Good demonstration of the illusion and interesting shot
warm regards

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