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.

The Writing’s on the Wall Music Video

Anamorphosis,Forced Perspective,Video 27 June 2014 0 Comments

The Writing's on the Wall Music Video

OK Go is an American band known for their unusually quirky videos.  For their latest effort promoting their new single The Writing’s on the Wall, from the forthcoming album titled Hungry Ghosts, they decided to dive head first into the realm of optical illusions.  What they came up with is an entertaining music video featuring […]

Grabbing the Tower Optical Illusion

Forced Perspective 8 May 2014 0 Comments

Grabbing the Tower Optical Illusion

This man appears to be so big that he can grip the base of a tower and hold it like his own personal toy.  It would be interesting to know how far away he is standing from this structure when this picture was taken. For another interesting forced perspective photograph, check out the Eiffel Tower […]

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 […]