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"Optical Illusion"

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 April 2020 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

"Optical Illusion" Two days ago, I was shooting with a wide angle lens. I was right on top of the flowering bush. The leafless tree on the right is 4-5 times taller than that bush. It reminded me that our blessings dwarf all that is difficult in our lives, no matter how overwhelming they seem. I want to spend this pandemic seeing things for which to be grateful; (no matter how hard that is).

NIKON D750 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

yoshimiparis from France

It is in these moments that the wealthy will learn to live with fewer "possibilities" than they had before. Those who do not already have much will find it easier to live in this confinement (at least that is my opinion). The proof, in France, far too many people from big cities have left their accommodation for their second home and for this Easter holidays too many people leave their home to spend holidays elsewhere ... they do not know how to do without this comfort and living in confinement in their apartment (without garden)

11 Apr 2020 6:10am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

This effect looks pretty cool.

11 Apr 2020 6:14am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

11 Apr 2020 8:13am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

It is funny how lens and distance between objects change perspectives.

11 Apr 2020 1:27pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Great sentiment realized through your photo.

It's interesting that this photography effect is sometimes called "Forced Perspective". And similarly, in this global crisis, many of us have been forced to see / experience things in new ways.

The big question then is how we will choose to see and experience going forward. I prefer your way Jack and hope others find that realization as well.

11 Apr 2020 2:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Neat shot.

11 Apr 2020 11:12pm