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Illusion (or how can the back ball be bigger?)
Illusion (or how can the back ball be bigger?)

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Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Helena, MT
Date: Nov 20, 2006
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2006

In my quest to come up with something different for this challenge, I wanted to do a perspective illusion, but didn't have time to make any of the extensive models required for some of what I found. I ran across something like this and I then had to see if I could pull off the effect.

I made the stripes in Photoshop and printed them off on a laser printer rather than on photo glossy paper because I wanted the paper texture to remain. Both balls are identical in size. I tried every lens I own and lots and lots of angles to get this to come out right. I went with a 200mm lens to compress the objects together and help accentuate the effect caused by the lines. The effect is subtle, but hopefully comes across to at least some viewers.

Lighting was my favorite tool - the light box. I am bummed about the few pieces of fuzz and wish I could remove them.

Place: 44 out of 319
Avg (all users): 6.2599
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0500
Avg (non-participants): 6.4330
Views since voting: 1103
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 177
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2006 11:05:52 AM
I love this photo! The complimenting shapes and textures are so interesting. And the black and white adds a great touch of drama. I can really imagine this framed and hanging on a wall in a very clean, modern, industrial looking decor! 10
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11/24/2006 06:06:18 AM
does not look bigger to me...nice shot!!
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11/23/2006 03:10:39 PM
wonderful, I hink this will place highly
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11/23/2006 02:18:40 PM
very clever use of perspective. and nice image too.
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11/22/2006 07:12:07 PM
nice optical 'delusion'
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11/22/2006 01:07:36 PM
What a cool shot. Very minimalistic, and yet somehow complex. Love the stark contrasts and the optical illusion.
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11/22/2006 02:18:48 AM
Haha, you had me measuring them. Although I couldn't see the difference either :P.

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