Sorry, if this has come up before: I came across those funny tilt-shift photos, which make normal motives look like scale-models. The picture of Geauga Lake is astounding. You have to look really close to see that its actually real and not a Faller model display.
For someone who's easily impressed by shiny metal objects, this is some really impressive stuff. Nice work, Gonch- what you did with the Racer's station is on par with the Geauga Lake photo. It looks so... plasticky.
Lord Gonchar said: I'm really most amazed at how such a simple thing can trick the brain so easily.
Yeah, thats really amazing. As somenone who is not really interested in model building and all that stuff, its just strange that everyone immidiately thinks that these are scale models. Where does this rememberance come from? Would it work for someone who never saw a model picture before?
^^ I think it somehow refers to the way we see small things in real life - I guess that if we look at really small things, the depth-range of the focus of our own eyes works out in a similar way, probably - even though we hardly ever perceive it consciously. It's kind of interesting - it means that the depth-of-field of our eyes is used as an indicator of the size of objects by our vision system. It's definitely an illusion that could interest cognitive psychologists.
P.S. The pics you made look really cool, L.G. - I'm sure you must have a massive collection of suitable images :) *** Edited 2/16/2008 1:54:55 AM UTC by superman***