Snow Blind Illusion

Video 12 November 2015 0 Comments

Snow Blind Illusion

Masashi Atarashi, a physics teacher at Aichi Prefectural Gojo Senior High School  in Japan created this video that demonstrates what he calls the “Snow Blind illusion”.  The illusion itself is a very simple one, and you have probably already witnessed this in the past.  Watch how the speed of falling snowflakes appears to be accelerated […]

After the Storm by Jim Warren

Ambiguous 24 August 2015 0 Comments

After the Storm by Jim Warren

When Jim Warren was in high school, he began painting and selling artwork.  Since that time, he has become a “Living Legend of the Art World”.  In 1981, he painted the cover of the Grammy Award winning cover for Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind”.  Regarding this limited edition print titled “After the Storm”, Jim Warren […]

Crane Raising the Moon

Forced Perspective 10 October 2014 0 Comments

Crane Raising the Moon

Sometimes all you need is a camera, a little imagination, and the right camera angle to capture something that is both deceptive and interesting.  The person who took this photograph was able to make it appears as if a very large crane was lifting the moon into the night sky.  In doing so, it almost […]

The Road to Nowhere

Forced Perspective 13 February 2014 0 Comments

The Road to Nowhere

If you were parked here taking this photograph, would you feel comfortable driving over this bridge?  Is the car heading up the hill in the distance about to drive off the end and into the cold waters below? This is a photograph of Storseisundet Bridge in Norway.  It is the longest of eight bridges that […]

A Face in the Snow

Natural 25 November 2013 0 Comments

Face in the Snow

The following photograph was captured on the side of  a snow-covered mountain.  Do you see someone hiding in the landscape? For a similar illusion involving a face that can be found in nature, be sure to revisit the Apache Head in the Rocks.

Indian in the Mountain

Natural 4 October 2012 0 Comments

Indian in the Mountain Optical Illusion

Using Google Earth, a mountain formation resembling the head of an Indian can be found near Alberta, Canada.  The image features a lot of facial detail including an eyebrow, an eye, a nose, lips, a chin and a neck.  Some people have even noted that it looks like the Indian might be listening to an […]

Lake View Illusion

Ambiguous 2 August 2012 0 Comments

Lake View Illusion

What do you see here?  A view of a lake with mountains behind it?  Or do you see something else? There is no lake in this picture.  What most people perceive to be a body of water is actually a short wall.  What did you see when you first looked at the picture?