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Author Topic: Optical Illusion Photo: Bela Borsodi Creates Deceptive Single Shot Photograph.  (Read 1196 times)

IainB

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This is a really clever piece of photography. Must have taken ages to set up. It's a sort of optical illusion mimicking a Photoshopped composite image of 4 photos, made by aligning objects outwards from a conjunction at the central perspective, on precise horizontal and vertical planes - like a cross-hairs in a gunsight. Some objects in each quadrant intrude disconcertingly into other quadrants, so it doesn't look "right" - causes a sort of perceptual disorientation or confusion.
Those words probably don't explain it very well. You'll see more if you examine the images below.

Camera is a Phase One P45+ (Very nice! What the heck is that?), according to the EXIF data in the images.
Here is the optical illusion in the "cross-hairs" perspective: (click to enlarge)
Optical illusion of Photoshopping 01 (conjunction).jpgOptical Illusion Photo: Bela Borsodi Creates Deceptive Single Shot Photograph.

Here is a side view of the scene: (click to enlarge)
Optical illusion of Photoshopping 02 (unaligned).jpgOptical Illusion Photo: Bela Borsodi Creates Deceptive Single Shot Photograph.

Here is a time-lapse video showing how the scene was constructed: VLP - Terrain cover photo

Source where I first saw this is Huffpost, here.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 06:26:37 PM by IainB »

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I feel fooled :)

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Awesome!