Thursday, May 9, 2013

Looking Carefully

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Fist on Black
by Jason Mrachina

See Your History
by Christiaan Triebert

And now, how we will go down from here? / Y ahora, ¿cómo bajaremos de aquí?
by Santi MB

Grasping the Sunlight
by Rishi Bandopadhay

Fork Illusion
Full profile of a fork? The tines of the fork are actually pointing out towards the viewer.
by Sean Rogers

Escaping Criticism
by Pere Borrell del Caso, 1874

Projection of a Lamp
by Helmuth Kraus M.

Tree in the Middle of the Road
by Merlin

Links:

NIH Kids Illusion Pages
What is an illusion?
Illusions.org
Make Your Own Optical Illusions
Neuroscience for Kids: Vision

4 comments:

Mary Lee said...

I love them all, but Escaping Criticism is my favorite!

Linda at teacherdance said...

Terrific to see, Tabatha. I too like Escaping Criticism, shades of Harry Potter!

HWY said...

Very cool illusions. The stop-action photo of the fist going through the water is excellent...and the photographer has made it even more interesting by rotating the photo 90 degrees!

The fork illusion is also a favorite because you can't tell very easily that the tines are in water (or whatever).

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

So cool...each photograph is mesmerizing. And that last one just makes me want to take to the road!