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Optical illusion, can't find any full explanation on how it works for this one

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by speculativeoptimist
 


Non the less an optical illusion, like this one..



Peace



hehehe...the lights give that one away. If it were truly a staircase, the light wuld be affecting it differently.

Very sweet illusion though. Has anyone seen the guys that paint pictures on the ground, and as you stand back they pop up into almost lifelike portraits of bottles and stuff?




posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Well I guess the next logical question would be:

what's the picture's source? OP?

Peace



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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That is trippy, but I'll see your illusion and raise it with this:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
Well I guess the next logical question would be:

what's the picture's source? OP?

Peace


I actually cheated...kind of. I used tineye.com which will trace a picture to anywhere it's been posted on the internet (it can search billions of pages in a second), but it came up with a deleted image and a foreign site.

In other words, we won't have a definite answer for this.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Possibly thinking the whole shadow on the wall is infact painted (as well as a white light).

Mind you, look at some of this AMAZING shadow art that can be done!



and this



Source - 21 Examples of Amazing Shadow Art



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
Well I guess the next logical question would be:

what's the picture's source? OP?

Peace

Well, all I know is that it was created by a guy named "Joao Gratuliano". No more infos, sorry


Just a guess: what if the shadow of the hand is hiding by the hand itself?




posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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That circle of light seems too perfect. My bet is still on it being a painted shadow.
There are other shadows on the wall too, if you look.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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See my posts on page one. Not painted on. Every see the scene in Austin Powers where they're in the tent? It's just like that.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by Starchild23
Yep. I think I have it now.

The shadow on the white surface, if you examine the shapes the keys make, is very significantly off. This means the light comes from an extreme angle...if this were so, it could mean the hand is either not in the direct path of the light, or the hand's shadow is being cast elsewhere.

My other theory is that the apparatus is not being viewed from an angle, but is actually being viewed dead-on, and the apparatus itself is angled, but viewed to appear as though it's the camera that's angled. Thus, the hand appears to be directly behind it, but is actually off to the side, which means the light is hitting the apparatus, but not the hand.

This wold also explain the incongruency of the actual shape of the keys, and the shape of the shadow keys.
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I tend to agree with you but I am puzzled by the letters in the shadow. How could they have came through so sharp?
Either way it is interesting and I would like to see this close up.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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It is not a light source but a large white oval with the effect painted onto the surface. First simulate with an actual light source, then paint the shadow onto the background, then remove the light and voila!.......Well that is one way i guess.



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Hey....!!! Now I remember where I've seen that light before!!

Could it be projected on the wall by one of those overhead-projectors?

Peace



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Using the Google search image engine, the best resolution that popped up so far is that of 600x450 here

There are also some 590x420 here and here



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Come on people, you can clearly see light passing through above the rod on the right? Deny ignorance?



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Not entirely the same but still an illusion....I just love to watch that stuff.




posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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More here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...
Amazing stuff...



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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Thx...did you see this one before..?







posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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Crazy how these things play with our eyes.





posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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I think you made me sea-sick!


And those 4 circles... OUCH! My eyes!!!!


Its very cool though how a simple pattern fools us dopey brained apes



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 06:02 AM
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Gawd, just look at the letter "O".

Do you really think the inside of the "o" is really just floating there? Allowing light to pass all around?
Think of a stencil you would have to support that little circle within the letter.

There are frickin rods coming out of the backs of those typewriter keys anyway! No light can shine through!

Fake



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 06:06 AM
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I'm not sure how exactly this is done, but if you look at the center of the shadow it appears to be two halves over-lapping. This tells me the left side is higher up on the wall and extends further out, but they don't meet. Only perspective-wise.

Still thinking...



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