Two great pictures for you here. They are not really illusions I suppose but definitely double take type pictures. In the top one the beautiful girl seems to have lost her head and in the one beneath it is difficult to see if she is looking up or down.
Believe it or not these two beautiful close up pictures are both eyes. One can see and the other one cannot. If you click on each picture all will be revealed.
Believe it or not the text below is a magic eye picture. In it I have hidden a message for you. But it's not easy. If you're not good at these type of illusions you might struggle. I go a little cross eyed and that really helps. Good luck, let me know how you got on in the comments under the optical.
Here at Optical Spy we really love classic art (just have a look at our Tech Art Gallery). Today's illusion is of probably the most famous of them all, the Mona Lisa. You will spend ages finding all the hidden faces, animals and things.
Image credit - photobucket
This cube looks like it has been through some sort of spacial warp only ever found on Star Trek. But in actual fact ever line in this cube is perfectly straight. Not one beady line
We have changed this famous photo below. Can you spot the seven differences? You can click the picture for a larger view if it helps.
This excellent illusion was made by Felice Varini. When seen from a particular angle it looks like there are many floating red circles. But as you will see in the bottom picture when viewed from any other angle the illusion is lost. Many more examples of Varini’s work on his website.
Here we have a great video on the work of Ron Mueck, a hyper-realistic sculptor. I was lucky enough to see some of Ron's work a few years back at the Satchi Gallery. I can assure you they are extremely realistic, I even asked one of them the way to the toilets!
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.
This is a grid that is regular at the center, but less less regular at the edges (both on the left and right edges). If you stare at the center of the grid for about 30 seconds, the regularity of the grid pattern at the center spreads into the irregular parts at the edges
Here we have a lovely garden scene with two of man's best friends. One large dog and one small dog. They are so cute. But surely there is no illusion - of course there is - this is optical spy. Both dogs are exactly the same size!
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All these tree's are happy with how they look in their reflection except one. He likes to bend the other way!
What's been going on here then? Looks like a bit of hanky panky on the beach but who's impressed and who's embossed? The interesting thing is that these two pictures below are identical, but one has been turned upside down.
This looks like it's going to be a bit boring, but believe me once you've tried it you will love it. You can produce your very own Bat Signal by staring at the cross in the middle for 30 seconds and the just look at a white ceiling or wall. Good eh?
Here is a good test for you. Which way are the gears turning? By rights, if the top gear is going clockwise then the middle gear should be going anti-clockwise and the bottom gear clockwise. But the more you look the more they change, first one way then the other. With a little practice you can make them go anyway you want.
Here is a great picture of George Clooney, one of our favourite actors. But is there something strange about it? Have a good look before you click on the picture to see a close up.
This city block isn't quite what it looks like. If you click on the picture you will see in the larger version that the city's buildings are all electronic components or integrated circuits and the roads are all tinned copper printed circuit board tracks.
This beautiful girl really has a stunning face. But all is not what it seems. Click or hover on the picture to see her the right way up.
We have been playing around on our graphics program again. This guy is upside down, well most of him anyway.
This rather dangerous looking floor in a Paris video store makes you feel a bit queasy. Luckily its just an illusion . The pattern on the carpet plays around with the lines making it look like contours on a map giving it a depth perspective. We really would like this carpet at home.
This is one of those hidden picture pictures. The problem is that when I am making it, I obviously know who it is. This makes it difficult to figure out if it is easy or not. So give me some feedback please.
Clue - It is easier the further back you go.
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