Category Archives: Relative Sizes

Dwarf and the Giant Optical Illusion

The Dwarf and the Giant Optical Illusion is a very cool illusion, at first it seems quite puzleing, how the heck could he be so big and the other guy be so small? No theres no midgets or giants here, if you look at the second picture you will see they have switched sizes. This Illusion is made using an Ames Room.  Ames rooms work by giving you a false perspective, the room is made in such a way that it it appears normal yet one side is very close and the other side is a fair distance back 🙂

Dwarf and his big brother the Giant

The Dwarf grew up bigger then the giant!

Giant Coffee Cup Optical Illusion

Giant Coffee Cup Optical Illusion is a really cool perspective optical illusion was taken by SFbuckaroo on flickr.  This picture reminds me that giant tea cup ride back at Disney world, the good old days of being a kid! The unsuspecting bystanders “inside of the cup” just happened to be standing in the perfect location for this shot. I hope this picture inspires you to take your own wacky perspective shots.. and don’t forget to send them in!

Hanging out inside of a giant coffee cup

The Moon Illusion

The summer moon often plays many tricks on your eyes. When rises in the east it appears very large when it first peaks over the horizon. This is what is referred to as the moon illusion. When you first see the moon it looks incredibly big to the human eye but oddly enough cameras don’t see it but your eyes do; this is the real illusion.

No matter what position in the sky the moon is it is always the exact same size, as of why this illusion occurs.. Scientist are still not 100% sure. One thingis for sure, the best time to view this illusion is when the moon first rise!

Moon Illusion
This photo was taken by Shay Stephens, it is a time lapse sequence of the moon rising over Seattle.