Montana Outdoors

August 24, 2009

Perception

Filed under: Perception, Reflections — montucky @ 9:32 pm

On a walk this morning I came across a scene with a pond upon which the light was just right for a reasonably good photograph, but what came immediately to mind was the image I saw when I looked at just the pond itself. The reflected image then became the predominate scene and it was one that appeared upside down.

pond

The second photo is a duplicate of the first, only rotated 180Β°, but the mind wants to say that it is the correct view because the predominate scene appears right side up.

pond

The third photo is the complete scene and of course the mind has no quarrel with it at all.

pond

(Welcome to the combined fellowship of The Easily Amused and The Easily Confused.)

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24 Comments »

  1. Love the vibrant colors! Fun shots!

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    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — August 24, 2009 @ 11:54 pm

    • These were kind of fun, Stacey. I still get tangled up on the second one.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

  2. Love images with mirror image reflections. they certainly play tricks with the ol’ mind.

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    Comment by edvatza — August 25, 2009 @ 4:15 am

    • They do, don’t they! Things are not always what we perceive them to be.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

  3. The flipped version looks like a watercolor painting with funny clouds put in by the artists. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 25, 2009 @ 7:06 am

    • It does. It does look real except or the floating plant material.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  4. I loved this little mind play with the photos. Yes, I’m easily amused…

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    Comment by Wendee — August 25, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    • I was hoping it would bring a chuckle or two. Thanks for visiting, Wendee!

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

  5. These mirror image shots are always cool.

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — August 25, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

    • I like them too, especially in the autumn when the trees are in their fall colors.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

  6. Oh my, and me here on first day with new glasses! I’m already wooozy enough! haha… lovely series!

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    Comment by Cedar — August 25, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

    • Oh my! This would be a shock with new glasses. In my case that might even help.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

  7. How very beautiful! I really like the first photo… it is very pleasing to the eye. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Anna Surface — August 25, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    • It’s a pretty spot, especially in the morning light. Used to be muskrats living in the pond but I haven’t seen them tis year.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

  8. Easily amused and confused! Guess I’m a member too – those mirror images are always interesting… Nice series.

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    Comment by Maureen — August 25, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

    • I had fun playing with this one, but learned a bit in the process too. Being a simple soul isn’t all that bad, you know.

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      Comment by montucky — August 25, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

  9. Very cool. Glancing quickly between the first two, I could barely discern the difference. I do love calm water reflection shots like those.

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    Comment by scienceguy288 — August 25, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  10. fascinating! and better than anything on television!

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    Comment by silken — August 27, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

    • I thought the reflection would provide a little fun and it does raise a little question about what we really see, doesn’t it!

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      Comment by montucky — August 27, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  11. haha — brilliant!

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    Comment by Sumedh Prasad — September 3, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

  12. Cool! I’ve gotta try that!

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    Comment by Everyday Cowgirl — March 1, 2011 @ 6:57 pm


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