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Image Inversion

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One more image from Cyndie’s latest collection taken after the recent snowfall:

If you look at it long enough, at the right angle, this is one of those photos where the perception can become inverted, and the high spots suddenly appear as recessed.

The image will take on a softer, fuzzier appearance. Once the mind shifts to the inverted perception, it can be very difficult to switch back again.

Which do you see?

It’s all in how you interpret the shadows and highlights of the snow that actually rests on top of the swirling pattern of the mat that sits outside our front door.

When you can see that the snow puffs up on top of the mat, the image will seem more crisp.

When the perception flips, the puffy snow will suddenly invert and look sunk below the surrounding cutouts of the pattern swirls.

Flip Out, man!

No drugs required.

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Written by johnwhays

April 6, 2018 at 6:00 am

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  1. Whatever else there is a ‘snowblot’ – think inkblot – effect – lots of fascinating ‘hidden’ shapes and forms in this beautiful photo.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    April 8, 2018 at 3:34 am


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