Low Flying Plane

Shadow 22 January 2015 0 Comments

Low Flying Plane

Why is this plane flying so low to the ground?  It looks like an extremely dangerous maneuver. The plane is actually flying high above the ground. What appears to be the plane’s “shadow” is a lake far below in the background.  This image was provided courtesy of Robert Ausbourne.

Fire Breathing Dog Optical Illusion

Forced Perspective 1 January 2015 0 Comments

Fire Breathing Dog Optical Illusion

Happy New Year everyone!  It is difficult to believe that it is already 2015.  I thought we would kick off the new year with something light and a little humorous.  The person who took this photograph likely did not know exactly what they had captured until they took a look at the picture later.  It […]

Brusspup’s Minecraft Poster Illusion

Forced Perspective,Video 29 December 2014 0 Comments

Brusspup's Minecraft Poster Illusion

Using the same type of style employed by British artist Patrick Hughes, Brusspup created this mind-boggling video featuring a poster dedicated to the game Minecraft (a game about breaking and placing blocks).  As you move to the left and right it looks like the elements of the poster are moving and following you in some […]

Spaceships Optical Illusion

Estimation 3 November 2014 0 Comments

Spaceships Optical Illusion

In this new twist on an old optical illusion, two spaceships can be seen flying through a wormhole.  The spaceship in the front appears to be significantly smaller (maybe half as big?) than the one behind it.  Surprisingly, however, both spaceships are the exact same size.  The wings of the spaceship in the back are […]

Apple’s Perspective Video

Anamorphosis,Video 23 October 2014 0 Comments

Apple's Perspective Video

While this video from Apple is probably a tad bit too long, it does feature some pretty good anamorphic optical illusion tricks.  The video is captured from a single camera moving around a sterile white room in what appears to be a single take.  The style of this commercial is reminiscent of Ok Go’s recent […]

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 […]

Flying Dog Illusion

Forced Perspective 17 July 2014 0 Comments

Flying Dog Illusion

Seven people leaning against a wall marvel at the sight of a flying dog.  It almost appears that the dog is full of helium. Two other similar photographs worth revisiting are Climbing from Erik Minnema and the optical illusion courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.