Optical Illusion?

Not sure what line this was on the MBTA but while waiting for the train these shiny objects caught my eye.  And as I’ve said before – if it looks interesting, shoot it!  I decided to convert to B&W because metal just looks so good in monochrome.  But when I had finished with the image and took a step back after editing I noticed that all of the lines in the tiles and bricks were playing tricks on my eyes; leading me in a certain direction.

It seems as though the image is wider at the top than at the bottom.  Is it just me or do you see it too?


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15 Responses to Optical Illusion?

  1. It does have a watery illusion to it. Nice photo. BTW These are called FDCs — Fire Dept Connections.

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Most likely a form of lens related chromatic aberration. You see it when shooting vertical lines and they converge at the site furthest from the lens. Some software can correct for it. I mostly just ignore it.

  3. bulldog says:

    Is it not what one would expect from that angle… ??

  4. seaangel4444 says:

    Only you can take a picture of an inanimate object and make it look amazing!! Cher xo

    • You are too kind! Now wait until I (hopefully) make it up to your town with the camera 😉

      • seaangel4444 says:

        Oh my goodness wouldn’t that be a fantastic treat! I think we’d all see the city through different eyes. No, I most definitely am just telling it like it is, my dear!!! Please wave hi to Timmies for me! *LOL* Cher xo

  5. They always say, if you have leading lines to convert it to B/W! You did an amazing job with this.

  6. Ron Scubadiver says:

    Looks like perspective distortion to he Teri.

  7. The Dose of Reality says:

    I see it, too!! I love optical illusions like that!! What an interesting picture!! –Lisa

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    I sure am glad you mentioned it. I don’t want to get a new script for my glasses yet and this shot would have had me thinking it was time. 🙂

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