Illusions made in photographs
Old 02-15-2019   #1
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Illusions made in photographs

Hey, I searched for an "Illusions" photo thread, and found none. I hope it's okay for any Schmoe to start a photo thread.

I made this high-vantage pic a few days ago, testing my $10 Chinon Bellami 35mm compact. When I viewed it as a BW scan, I was amused at the illusion -- as if the dump truck was sliding over an embankment, with front wheels in the air. Due to light direction, there's no shadow under the front wheel, to anchor it to the ground.

I've never had a photo of this nature before, so, I don't know how common it is to make a photographic illusion (as opposed to a photo of a displayed illusion). I hope to see more.



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Old 02-15-2019   #2
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Recently I took the photo below in which it looks as if the subject is running (or nearly running). In fact my recollection is that this is nothing more than an illusion created by her body posture as she weaves her way through the oncoming crowd of people. She was more or less hurrying but nothing more. I have reinforced the illusion in my Flickr post by the name I gave the image. And the effect is no doubt enhaced by the foreshortening effect of me using a slightly longer lens.

Lunch Time Rush by Life in Shadows, on Flickr

The same foreshortening effect can create a sense of crowing in a photo that I find works often in street scenes.

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Old 02-15-2019   #3
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This one was done purposely:


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Old 02-15-2019   #4
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Afterthought

I think this image qualifies as an illusion too. A deliberately slow shutter speed and a bit of added blur in post create the illusion of extreme speed and frantic activity.

Evening Rush by Life in Shadows, on Flickr

While here a deliberate double exposure captures an illusion of the sense of movement and flow that was present in real life but is usually lost in photos.

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Old 02-15-2019   #5
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directions, Sydney 2017 #713 by lynnb's snaps, on Flickr
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Old 02-16-2019   #6
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Old 02-16-2019   #10
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Old 02-16-2019   #11
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Here are a few from me. Various cameras and films...











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Old 02-16-2019   #12
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You mean something like this?
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Old 02-16-2019   #13
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Life’s an illusion.

Google it and discover.
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Good job, guys. I was afraid this thread might go nowhere.

Richard, I guess that's a ball passing through the frame?

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Old 02-16-2019   #15
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It seems like the idea of the thread and the pictures fit within the concept of Surrealism, which often involved suggestive juxtapositions. Here are a couple of my recent images.


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Old 02-16-2019   #16
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Most of the submitted pics are delusional.
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Old 02-17-2019   #17
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Old 02-17-2019   #18
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Old 02-17-2019   #19
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What a wonderful thread!
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Old 02-18-2019   #20
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I am not sure if you would call this an illusion. But it kind of is. Look closely to see if you see the extra image in the shadow.

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Old 02-18-2019   #22
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Most of the submitted pics are delusional.
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Good job, guys. I was afraid this thread might go nowhere.

Richard, I guess that's a ball passing through the frame?
Yes. That was 1/500s only and I never noticed it till I saw it in Lightroom. I was aware of the kids playing nearby. The stopping of motion is not just the shutter speed but it must have bobbled around and just reached the height of a bounce in that 1/500s.
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Old 02-18-2019   #24
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a difficult theme...not even sure if one can detect the "illusion"


a riddle in this pic ;-)
by andreas, on Flickr, Auto Takumar f2/55mm, Pentax K-x, Kathmandu 2010

or if in the following there is any?:
how do you like my camera?


shooting osaka
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dreamland by andreas, on Flickr, Konica Minolta A2, Osaka 2007


or these, very similar two?
both Macro Takumar f4/50mm on Pentax *istDs, Osaka 2008

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nikon_sam, that crane image has several degrees of weirdness, which were not immediately apparent.



peterm1, yes, that shadow profile over other head reminds me of the classic published illusion, where you see either a witch, or a young lady.
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Old 02-18-2019   #26
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While on the subject of photographic illusions I am rather fond of this image by Andreas Feininger (who was a Life photographer).



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I posted this photo on Facebook with the caption:
"I've always wanted a Porsche, even though its wrecked he still wants too much..."
A few days later I posted this:
"I went back to see if he'd be willing to lower his price but the kid was pretty firm...I got another shot of it...I so wanted this one..."

I had to explain to a few friends that this is not a real car, its a child's toy...

I hope this fits the thread...
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Thoroughly enjoying this thread and getting "sparks" of creativity.
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Here is a recent one by me, that is a little like PeterM. Of course not as good as PeterM but a try.

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Stumbled across this scene a few years ago. Position of the setting sun only makes this possible for a month or so each year.

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