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3D Tree Stereoscopic Illusion{no comment}

Stereoscopic optical illusions are created by using two images of the same object giving you an illusion of depth. Each image is taken at a slightly different angle. When the two images are combined either side by side or flipped back and forth you get a 3D perspective of a static object.  The same effect is also used with the red/blue 3d glasses where the red and blue image is slightly offsetted to give the same impression.  Each eye views a different angle and your brain merges the two to give the image depth. While hiking the other day i came a cross this old moss covered tree and decided to try making one of these illusions for my self. Below you will see both flavors of the Illusion. First click on the image below to open up the full size image, stare into the center of the image and go cross eyed, the two photos will merge into a 3D photo in the center showing the true illusion.  Alternatively if you want the lazy version… scroll down to see the animated GIF. :)


Click this image then stare into the middle and go cross eyed to see the 3d version in the center.

Posted by admin in August 20th, 2012 

Headless Camel{no comment}

Every once in a while you snap that perfect photograph. Below is an amazing shot of a headless camel sent in by Jose Luis.
Jose, a photographer shot this photo in Sanaa, Yemen. Being a photographer myself I can really appreciate the bizarre perspective illusion. If you like these perfect candid moments be sure to check out some of the many headless optical illusion. If Camels are your thing, check out this amazing national geographic camel shot.

Posted by admin in February 7th, 2012 

Illusory motion – Static Motion Optical Illusion{no comment}

Illusory Motion or self-animating images is a type of optical illusion that tricks your mind into seeing motion in a static image. This cognitive effect is created by using contrasting colors and shapes. Self-animating images are created using repeating asymmetric patters. Shape and color will also determine the strength or impact of the image illusion.   This image set was created and sent in by Anh Pham. For more great “animated” static images check out the Ferris wheel illusion, or the flying beetle motion illusion.

Posted by admin in October 4th, 2011 

Giant Snake Crunching A Bus{2 comments}

A giant python coils around and destroys this city bus. This amazing eye catching ad was created by Peder Schack from Y&R  as a promotion for the Copenhagen zoo.
This has to be one of the best bus wraps I have seen in ages! I love the detail and 3D look it gives.  Be sure to check out some of these other Bus wrap Illusions or the smaller scale painted cars on cars.

 

Giant Python Snake crunching a bus

 

Giant Snake crunching a bus

Posted by admin in September 14th, 2011 

The amazing way we can trick our brain{6 comments}

Photo editing has gone one step further into the world of bizarre and abstract images. VisualFunHouse is a site aimed at designers to admire some incredible graphics work and upload some of their own. Here we see some entertaining and mind boggling pictures of animals with alternative heads, which makes a very strange concoction of creature, from a Lion-roo to a Wolf-pigeon. Software like Photo-shop can be used to create this type of illusion.

So while you are chatting the friends online, or you’re between games on http://www.partycasino.com/ why not have a look at these quirky and unusual illusions and share the link with your friends Some will make you laugh, while others will just make you squirm. We not only see strange animals, but humans becoming invisible within a background and unusual motorcycle helmets.

7 invisible men

Further down the page we see a house totally upside down, with the roof immersed in the ground. It looks so realistic and believable, you could almost believe it for a second, if someone told you there was a bad hurricane.

As you scroll down even more, you see people in a house with everything out of proportion. There is even a magical bathroom where the floor is the sky. These are clever editing skills used to manipulate a photo, but how do real optical illusions work?

 

An illusion is a distortion of the senses, it confuses the brain and interrupts its normal organization. In visual illusions, people’s depth and motion perception changes. This is misinterpreted by the brain to give us a false image.

The information gathered by the eye is then processed by the brain, but it does not represent the real physical measurement.

Our brains are incredible, but they can be fooled sometimes. The brain constructs a whole world, using previous sights and pieces of the surrounding environment. Occasionally the brain will fill in the gaps for us, presuming we are seeing something that doesn’t actually exist.

The Checker Shadow illusion was creeated by Edward H Adelson in 1885. The board seems to have white and black squares (like a chess board), however, they are exactly the same color. It seems impossible, but it is the brain playing tricks on you.

Posted by admin in August 26th, 2011 

Hybrid Animal{5 comments}

Cross breading animals can come up with some interesting new species. Have you ever wondered what an aligator brid, monky dog, lion kangeroo or wolf brid would look like? Mother nature tries to prevent this by making different species unable to mate and reproduce. Scientists have found ways around this by combining different DNA strans to produce some strange breeds. In this case the cross breading with done by an artist with some good photoshop skills.

Bird Wolf

Walworth bird

Cat Squirrel

Rooster Dog

Rabbit Bird

Lizard Bird

Lion Kangeroo

Elephant Koala Bear

Eagle Dog

Posted by admin in June 1st, 2011 

Painted Motorcycle Helmets{13 comments}

Aside from being a fashion accessory motor bike helmets are one of the most important pieces of safety gear you can have while riding your motorcycle. Light colored helmets have always been a good way to increase your viability and keep you safe on the road. Other then a boring white helmet how about a florescent tennis ball or a green watermelon! These Illusion motorcycle helmets are a great way to draw attention to your self on the road! I recently started riding a motorcycle and have learned how most drives simply do not see you and will most likely cut you off.. Anything you can to to be “seen” is a big plus on rider safety. So why not upgrade your old plain helmet to one of these creative designs and make sure drivers take a second take as their eyes scan the road. Enjoy these fun and creative helmets!

8ball motorcycle helmet


Bald Head Motorcycle Helmet


Bowling Ball Motorcycle Helmet


Brain Motorcycle Helmet


Diamond Motorcycle Helmet


Lady Hair Motorcycle Helmet


Globe Motorcycle Helmet


Golf Ball Motorcycle Helmet


Male Head Motorcycle Helmet


Nude Bum Motorcycle Helmet


Tennis Ball Motorcycle Helmet


Watermellon Motorcycle Helmet

Posted by admin in January 3rd, 2011 

Ghostly hidden face in an old photograph{13 comments}

Old photographs can reveal some interesting paranormal evidence, the old black and white cameras are said to be more susceptible to energy imprints, others may claim its due to poor quality.. but every one in a while you can capture something amazing. At first this photograph may appear to be a simple family photo, upon closer inspection you can see a mans face consuming most of the picture. With Halloween just around the corner it seems like the perfect time to post this mysterious picture. It was sent in some time ago by one of our visitors along with this note
“Hello, this is an optical illusion that has been in my family for at least 60 years!

It shows a 1900s family, a father, mother and child(sitting on pappa’s knee).
holding the photo at arm’s length or greater, you can see the side profile of the face of a bTPCearded, long haired man(Jesus?). the face is center in the photo and is pointing to the left.
At the bottom of the photo, the name “DRISCOLL” is on one side and a date of 1934 is on the other.
I have no further info on this “DRISCOLL” or this photo. If you do, please send it on to me!
thanx!”

If anyone has any ideas or info on “DRISCOLL” be sure to post it in the comments.

http://visualfunhouse.com/snapshot_illusions/roswell-alien-optical-illusion.html
Posted by admin in October 7th, 2010 

Upside Down House{7 comments}

The Upside Down House from Trassenheide Germany was built as an artistic project by udiusz Golos and Sebastion Mikuciuk. Unlike most upside down houses this house isnt just a shell but a fully furnished completely upside down. It would be one trippy house to walk though, also be sure to check out this upside down statue. Do you think you could actually live in that house? It would defiantly mess with your head after a while!




Posted by admin in January 5th, 2010 

Headhunter Shadow Art{2 comments}

Shadow art can be a tricky but very creative ay to create something amazing out of rubbish. This Headhunter illusions was sent to me a few weeks ago and has been sitting on my desktop for a few weeks as i have finally had the time to post it. I’m not sure ho the author is but its incredibly similar to the shadow art by Tim Noble and Sue Webber.  You may also want to check out the shadow heads but some of my favorites are the zebra and camel shadows shot national geographic.

Head Hunter Shadow Art

Head Hunter Shadow Art

Posted by admin in December 13th, 2009