Seeing is believing
THE CAMERA NEVER lies! Yeah, right. The camera lies all the time especially with modern technology to help. When we see photographs of movie stars or models in glossy magazines they always look perfect but I'd be willing to bet a large amount of my hard-earned cash that even the most attractive of them still have their issues with spots, cellulite, etc.
This is where photo-manipulation software such as Photoshop comes in. Using this and similar programs it is possible to put a glossy edge on any photograph making the real into the unreal, the ordinary in the extraordinary, the plain into the attractive, the impossible into the possible. So we believe our eyes do we?
How about the image here? Is it really what it looks like? Is it really a tiny little cow standing on the back of a full-sized animal? Or is it an example of the program writers' art - is it (gasp) Photoshopped?
Well, no, it isn't. It's simply an optical illusion which I was lucky enough to capture when out and about with Mrs Kasman at the weekend. The thing is I didn't even notice the smaller animal when I took the photo. It was only when I uploaded it to my laptop that I saw this rather convincing optical illusion.
So this is an example of the camera both lying and telling the truth. The camera lies all the time but it also tells the truth. It's just that sometimes it's hard to tell the difference!
Image Credit » Kasman