Hovering Tree Illusion

Miscellaneous 24 February 2014 0 Comments

hovering tree illusion

Daniel Siering and Mario Shu transformed an ordinary tree in Potsdam, Germany into a deceptive work of art. Once they were finished, it appeared as though a section of the tree had been removed and the top portion was left hovering in mid air.  The video below provides a playful look at the finished product […]

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.

The Waterfall by Edgar Mueller

Anamorphosis 28 October 2013 0 Comments

Tribute to Mount Fuji by Edgar Mueller

Much like his street painting The Crevasse, Edgar Mueller’s The Waterfall features what appears to be a giant hole in the pavement revealing a dramatic scene.  Edgar created this anamorphic work in July 2007 on River Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.  This street painting, created for the Prairie Arts festival, was the biggest three-dimensional […]

Impossible Pergola by István Orosz

Impossible 27 May 2013 0 Comments

Impossible Pergola by Istvan Orosz

There is something peculiar about the construction of this pergola created by István Orosz.  Can you figure out what it is?

White Fluffy Tree

Forced Perspective 30 January 2013 0 Comments

White Fluffy Tree

A photographer gives a dead tree new life by capturing the photograph at exactly the right angle.  In all reality, you probably could not plan this picture any better than it actually turned out. Also be sure to check out this hovering tree optical illusion.

Angled Ball by James Hopkins

Anamorphosis,Video 10 December 2012 0 Comments

Angled Ball by James Hopkins

British artist James Hopkins creates very interesting and very original sculptures.  Perhaps you recall his anamorphic South Park Illusion or his bookshelf that resembled a skull.  In the video below, he discusses an outdoor sculpture that he created in the city of Wembley in the United Kingdom.  The sculpture sits near a busy section of […]

Fake Miniature Photography

Miscellaneous 3 December 2012 0 Comments

Tilt Shift Photograph #1

This photograph may look like a miniature model, but it is a real-life scene.  The photograph has been digitally manipulated to give it the appearance of a fake miniature still.  This type of technique is also referred to as “tilt-shift” photography.  Do they look real or fake to you?