Sunday, 25 November 2007

Optical illusions

Please take care if epileptic






They seem to move yet they are static





Angry face on the left and happy on the right. Step back away from the screen and see what happens!






And here's one last one for today


Its interesting to look at things differently.

55 comments:

Steve said...

Whoa... freaky. Especially the happy face / angry face one!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Thanks Casdok! I'll take your word for it!

Crystal xx

thekingpin68 said...

A lesson, much of life is about perception.

Russ:)

Casdok said...

Isnt it just!!

buffalodickdy said...

Great! Now the phrase "I can't believe my eyes!" turns out to be true!

her indoors said...

OMG this is just too weird!

Emma said...

Ok I will take your word for it, I wear varifocals so can't see it and if I take them off it's all just a blur....xx

Nancy said...

Cool picts!
Thankx for dropping by my place!
;-)

Nancy said...

Have you read Jenny McCarthy's book about her autistic son? I was just wondering if it was interesting as well as helpful?

Nancy said...

"Louder than Words" is the title. Here's the link if you're interested...
http://www.amazon.com/Louder-Than-Words-Mothers-Journey/dp/0525950117

Lori at Spinning Yellow said...

Cool! I love that sort of thing!

Elizabethd said...

Very odd! Shows we souldnt take any picture for granted.

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

I can't get the last one of the happy/angry face to do anything. Argh!

MarmiteToasty said...

I am now laying on the floor having a 'funny turn'...... lol

Very weird those optical thingies..... it well does me head in lol

x

Casdok said...

Nancy thank you for telling me about Jenny McCarthy's book, but she is a bit of a touchy subject!!

abstractjenn said...

wow Casdok - thanks for the reminder about perception.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

What a timely metaphor!

it is the little things said...

I can't get the mad/happy faces to do anything either!

moonrat said...

woah! the faces are pretty freaky, but i think the top one with the flying cars was the freakiest!

slouching mom said...

i've always loved these. thanks for sharing some!

QUASAR9 said...

Just shows you cannot believe everything you 'see'
them faces are subtle ...

I've sometimes seen people I thought I knew, only to discover close-up they were not.

But amazing what a little focus (or out of focus) will do - I can see how C or someone autistic has face recognition difficulty.

PS - Them beetles seem to be sucked into the abyss, rather than 'flying' out. The effect is even stronger on enlarged image.

Blessed said...

Hello Casdok!
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog!

I hope to see you again!

And now after seeing this post I'm a bit dizzy and finally awake.
Too trippy!

Blessings!

craig andrew said...

I liked the pink dot one... when I looked at the black X in the middle they didn't just disappear all at once, they slowly disappeared; first the top half, then one at a time on the bottom half. Very cool. C:)

Jay Cam said...

oh wow that last illusion was freaky! nice!

Maddy said...

Huh! thanks a bunch, now I have a spotty green kitchen.
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Amazing but then as they say things are rarely what they seem!

handmaiden said...

On the last one I thought about how the number remained constant & well it changed my perspective from freaky to mathematical concepts...& I suppose there is a logical explanation to everything.

Pixie said...

oh I'm all giddy now, or maybe I shouldn't have had that drink before loking at them!!
pxx

Simple Mindz said...

wow...that was cool!

Nea said...

Thanks Casdok. Not just for today's post, but for all your posts, eye-openers all of them.

And Craig, I shall be booking an appointment with my optician now.

Kim Ayres said...

I now have spots in front of my eyes...

Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog by the way.

My Reflecting Pool said...

very cool. I noticed if you look dead center, everything is still. I'm sure its metaphorically appropriate, but that takes too much thought on a Sunday.

bullet said...

I can't get the faces to do anything :(

Chris H said...

Too cool!

Faith said...

Mmm good - liked the pink dots one.

TheBirdman33 said...

Really cool stuff. My favorite was probably the faces. I couldn't make the pink dots totally go away but they would fade in spots.

Dr. Deb said...

I LOVE things like this!

Thanks for the fun.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

ooo the last one is freaky!

Omega Mum said...

What fun. Enjoyed this very much. Thank you!

Joy said...

Those are always fun to look at. Freaky!

Norah said...

What are the faces supposed to do? I can't get them to do anything.

Hotwire said...

thanks for stopping by... these are really cool!

akakarma said...

I saw all of the green dots! Interesting huh?

Kaytie M. Lee said...

Clearly, your blog is genius!

Those optical illusions always give me a bit of a headache. I've never seen those grey faces before...

Elissa said...

A perfect rule to live by - "We don't always see what we think we see!"
Lovely to be back!
xx

Eileen said...

This was fun, I really had fun with it. It is all about how we look at things isn't it. Such an important life lesson...
XOXO

Kitty said...

Awesome, nice one!

I used to live in the UK (Ascot Berks) and I worked for a while at Heathermount school for high functioning austistic and asperger's children, I learnt a lot about the disorder during my time there.

I have two little boys, one is 2.5 and the other 9 months. Some days I am so exhausted and drained and emotionally wasted from tending to them.

I have been reading some of your posts and I want you to know that I admire you for your strength, love, acceptance and commitment to C. It would be a great thing if more women were as good a mother as you. It brings me to tears in fact.

Ello said...

Ooh that made me dizzy! ;o)

Shari said...

I've seen optical illusions before, but these are new. They really trick the eyes, don't they?
Thanks for sharing. :)

bluemountainsmary said...

This is hurting my post election drinks head!!

DJ Kirkby said...

The faces look idfferent up close but the same when I step away and the other two pictures didn't move at all for me...why?

Casdok said...

I dont know!!!!
A few people commented on the face one though, maybe they didnt step far back enough?

Samantha said...

The car one gave me heart palpitations. I have no idea why.

QUASAR9 said...

dj kirkby
maybe you are shotsighted
(not longsighted)

cher said...

this is the coolest post i've seen in ages!!!!