A single photo creates optical illusion that will mess with your mind

Feb 7, 2018

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A single photo creates optical illusion that will mess with your mind

Feb 7, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Optical illusions are awesome. Sometimes it takes a proper angle, light, or some help from Photoshop to make them and create a fascinating effect. But other times, a single photo is enough to play with your mind.

When you look at these two images, you see two different photos taken at a different angle, right?

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Look closer. Cover one photo and then cover the other. It’s the same image on both left and right. Due to the angle and perspective of the photo, it looks like two different images when you place two copies side-by-side. I don’t know about you, but it made me dizzy.

Gizmodo gives another interesting example of a similar optical illusion. The Leaning Tower Illusion was awarded Best Illusion of the Year in 2007. It shows two copies of the same image of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. When placed side-by-side, it looks like the tower is leaning more on the photo placed on the right.

Judging from the comments, some people see that it’s the same photo. I see them as if they have a different perspective, so this definitely messes with my brain. What about you, what do you see?

[via Gizmodo, Reddit, image credits: djeclipz]

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9 responses to “A single photo creates optical illusion that will mess with your mind”

  1. Gabe Gargiulo Avatar
    Gabe Gargiulo

    Didn’t mess with my mind.

    1. WillMondy Avatar
      WillMondy

      Same here.

      I kept scrolling to see the other pair of photos, and it still didn’t work, then 8 read the text and it still didn’t help…

  2. Shachar Weis Avatar
    Shachar Weis

    Looks pretty much like the same picture to me.

  3. Balayage Avatar
    Balayage

    I still didn’t believe it, so I downloaded the side-by-side image and loaded it into PS. I copied the right half and placed it over the left half using the “Difference” blending set. Wow, they are the same image. Good illusion.

  4. Janno Jahisoo Avatar
    Janno Jahisoo

    *when the article deadline gets closer and close but there is just no photography stuff to write about. Then you just….. wing it*

  5. Ondřej Kadlec Avatar
    Ondřej Kadlec

    :D magic of crop

  6. Tj Ó Seamállaigh Avatar
    Tj Ó Seamállaigh

    hmm seems the photographer here didn’t work with anaglyphs before thats why he’s amazed, maybe?

  7. g_disqus Avatar
    g_disqus

    It is very famous visual effect.

  8. flexible fotography Avatar
    flexible fotography

    definitely the exact same image; no “illusion.” no confusion for me.