As parallel lines extend into the Z-space of a painting of photograph, they gradually converge toward a vanishing point. And for this week’s Shooting Challenge, you captured the phenomenon right as it disappeared in front of your eyes.
Two parallel lines slowly intersect, then seem to vanish into the distance. No wonder it’s called a vanishing point. And for this week’s Shooting Challenge, we want you to photograph it.
When I started to watch this video I thought I wasn't looking at a painting but a high definition flat display that tracked your eyes, modifying a 3D model to give you the illusion of real depth. And then the magics finally get revealed. It's so simple and so damn cool.
What a tricky mind trip. Though it looks like this fixed gear biker is playing a video game or stuck inside a M.C. Escher drawing or a part of an optical illusion, he's actually riding on a real bike course made with real ramps and doing real jumps. It just looks crazy from our perspective
My mind pretty much exploded inwardly when I saw these pictures from below. Created by Michael H. Rohde, the pictures show something you hardly see (if ever): the perspective of the ground. It's so unsettling that it feels like you've stepped into some sort of time space warp or saw a glitch in the world that you…
Perhaps it's because I love to draw, but I find this weird mechanical contraption absolutely fascinating. It allows anyone to draw in perfect perspective, matching the field of human vision.
There's nothing triangular about the Mount Teide volcano. From its base, it's the third largest volcano in the world but is pretty flat on top. So why does its shadow look like a perfect ghost pyramid rising over the horizon?
Starring everyone's favorite little yellow-circle-minus-a-wedge, the latest mind-melter from YouTube illusion wizard Brusspup changes perspective depending on where you're standing. It's even got the ghosts all spooked out. [YouTube]
Yesterday morning, you looked good. Yesterday evening, before you went out, you're pretty sure you looked real good. So who the hell is this schlub in the Facebook album from last night, tagged with your name?
With just a roll or two of painters tape, some patience, and a willingness to forfeit the respectability of their apartments (except, maybe, from a single perspective), some clever artists have created a very impressive collection of tape-based illusions.
Now that we've seen the iPad in the light of day, there's a lot of chatter about what it can't do. But Apple is now a massive threat to anything not a PC or smartphone. Here's why:
With the Human Eye Camera you won't need a DIY lobotomy to see how the world would look without your brain flattening the images. With three arrangeable sensors, it's as if your eyes had RAW output. [Four Fifths Design]