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#31: Tricky Pix


When my sister and I were younger, and didn’t have digital cameras, one of our favorite ways to waste film things to do was take what we called tricky pix. They were optical illusions of a sort and in general we were supposed to look as though we were missing a head or Siamese twins. It was quite fun.

Yea, it totally looks like that wreath is part of my hair... (c. 2009)

Today I stumbled across some optical illusions that were WAY better than mine:

No Photoshop tricks, just a matter of choosing the right perspective (and an ultra-wide angle works well in this case, too). (Photo courtesy of Eric Burgers © All rights reserved 2008)

LIFE's George Silk photographs swimmer Kathy Flicker in a pool in 1962, and the refraction makes it seem as if her head is separate from her body. (Photo: George Silk/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? This bald eagle may look like it is jet propelled - but it's actually been photographed as an airplane flies in the distance. In a once-in-a-lifetime shot, the engines' exhaust trails appear as if they are billowing out of the bird's talons as it soars in the air. The extraordinary moment was captured on camera by Pam Mullins close to her home in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

 All photo credit goes to Yahoo! News.

Well, besides the one of me with a bush head. =)

Smile!!!

4 comments on “#31: Tricky Pix

  1. Nathan McDaniels
    November 11, 2011

    Wow, totally rad picture of the jet propelled eagle.

    • Abigail
      November 11, 2011

      Isn’t it awesome! =)

      • Nathan McDaniels
        November 11, 2011

        It is, it totally is. Anymore random funny pics from your wild youth. 🙂

  2. Claire Fischer
    November 11, 2011

    yeah i totally love the pipe one!! its so clever!! and for the record that wreath one was most definitely NOT our best ever tricky pic

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