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Once more... "A matter of scale".

After reading the book "Perception and Imaging" by Richard D. Zackia, I went out and started to experiment with the effect of introducing a wrong scale object into a simple shot of something quite familar, like a stone or some tree bark. I wanted to see how the brain reacts to see such a object, how it changes the perception, or how much easier it is for the brain to see something different, just by adding a wrong reference to a known scale.

AMOS N°001: a simple stone, approx. 30 cm height, 45° angle

AMOS N°002: tree bark (birch), approx. 15 cm width, four little color spots added

AMOS N°3: another stone, approx. 20 cm height

AMOS N°004: fallen tree with moss, approx. 15 cm shown here

I think N°2 is quite interesting. Without the color specks, it's clearly a tree bark - what else could it be. However, as soon as the brain detects the color specks, and interprets them as people, the whole scale changes, and at least myself has no problem seeing this picture as a aerial shot.

Interesting thing to contemplate about that effect, and what it means to place other objects into the main scene.

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One more great series, Ronald.

Though I 'guessed' the second, I still consider that as my favorite. I have tried this 'cheating' some time ago, but I'm truly intrigued to see somebody mastering these.

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Thanks Olli. Well, I feel "mastering" is certainly exaggerated... but I'm getting thehang of that principle - and I love it. It opens up such a nice play field!

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I took this recently and thought it looked like a large cliff. I hadn't thought of inserting objects into it to strengthen the impression though. You've given me a good idea.


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Why, yes, add something of a small scale to the scene, and you get another AMOS example!

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May 02, 2007 02:22

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