posted on Jun, 23 2007 @ 10:23 PM
Perspective allows an artist to control the illusion of depth in an image with space ranging from a few inches to many miles. Linear and atmospheric
perspective must be used together to make the illusion effectively.
Both systems of perspective describe how objects appear in relation to their distance from the observer. This is not so much science as a means of
describing, and by interpretation of illustrating, objects in space.
Objects that are placed parallel to one another use the same vanishing points. Objects set at different angles each have their own vanishing
There are two basic systems of linear perspective: one-point and two-point named after the number of vanishing points used in each.
All parallel lines follow the same rules. If one goes to a vanishing point then all like lines go to the same vanishing point. In most systems
vertical lines are drawn vertical (not in three-point perspective).
Link below to illustration of multiple vanishing points!
The station point represents the eye of the observer. It is the camera in a photograph.
The picture plane is the "window" that is represented by the picture.
The ground line is a line that is parallel to the picture plane at the base of the object being depicted.
To drive the Point home
The image with vanishing point in the sun is wrong . As a vanishing point ends on the horizon, and by the way theres more than 1 in your pic, which
explains different shadow angles in you panoramic. No spot lights. We went there.
[edit on 23-6-2007 by harry20007]