Optical Illusion. [Travel ]

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Optical Illusion.

Uploaded: May 31, 2008 13:27:53


One from my archives, shot back in December, 2003. I found these upside down and back to front eyes hanging from a wall at Warner Bros World, at the Gold coast in Queensland.
Captured at 1/80th f5.6 and ISO-64. Cropped, curves, levels and smart focus in CS2.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 31.90 mm, Model: C730UZ


Nancy L. Green level-classic May 31, 2008

What a COOL find John, I LOVE this!! <>< #932700

Margaret R. Barry level-classic May 31, 2008

LOL! Fantastic find and capture, John! #6001846

Deb Koskovich May 31, 2008

Very unique and interesting, John! #6001926

Stan Kwasniowski May 31, 2008

John, awesome #6001929

Lorraine A. Cook May 31, 2008

Sure is an 'EYE' CATCHER, John!(LOL)<:))

I recently planted two cactus in the sunroom.

I also have a tropical log in water. The log is sprouting roots...and in a few weeks the leaves should appear...I hope! Once the leaves 'arrive'...I will pot the log in soil. #6001931

Christian Rosito May 31, 2008

Great find John, agree with Lorraine an Eye catcher! Great image! #6001977

Karen Engelbreth May 31, 2008

Great find and capture, John! #6002046

Carol Sawyer May 31, 2008

Fantastic find and great capture,John!! #6002061

Brett Dolsen May 31, 2008

An excellent find and capture John!!Great fun image and I gotta get out more!!Here comes the sun finally!
Brett #6002175

William C. Raco level-classic May 31, 2008

Very cool find and photo, John #6002187

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 31, 2008

I wish I could capture a shot like this.The town I live in is so plain,not much color.Beautiful color and clarity,John!!!!!!! #6002286

Stephen Zacker May 31, 2008

Fun find and image #6002314

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 31, 2008

Terrific find John, love it! #6002552

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 31, 2008

WHOA!!!!!! What an awesome find, John!!!!! Fantastic details!!!!! ♫ k #6002562

Colleen Farrell May 31, 2008

LOL! Do you think they realized they put the eyes in wrong?! Terrific find, and wonderfully captured, John--the grey brick of the wall behind it makes a perfect contrasting background. #6002603

Ken Smith level-classic May 31, 2008

Now that is a unique look...thanks for sharing from the archives! #6002701

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 31, 2008

Terrific find and capture, John!
I would love to know if this was done on puropse or somebody made a mistake hanging them up :-) #6002872

Robyn A. Terrell May 31, 2008

Super cool...Love it!
Robyn #6002896

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic May 31, 2008

Great find John!,
Amalia #6002936

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe May 31, 2008

Too fun John!! What a great find... and great capture!! #6002995

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 31, 2008

LOL great capture John! #6003095

Paul E. Earl May 31, 2008

LOL!! I love it!! #6003153

Ray Thoms June 01, 2008

Great shot John....don't see that type of sign much any more! Well done! #6003604

Cassie L. Woodlee June 01, 2008

HAHAHA what a fun find and capture my friend!!!!! #6003778

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic June 01, 2008

Funny Douglas...LOL!!!! GREAT find, John and GREAT capture! <>< #6003943

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic June 01, 2008

LOL, John - great 'eyes' to spot this photo op.!! ;o) The tones, textures, lighting, details and composition here all are excellent, too...and your title is perfect!! :o) #6004135

Jennifer L. Taranto June 01, 2008

what a cool find!! great eye 8D!! nice colors & details!! #6004143

Tamara K. Walker level-classic June 01, 2008

How fun!!! #6004260

Tiia Vissak June 01, 2008

very original! #6004788

John Connolly June 01, 2008

Thank you for your fun comments on this image, I enjoyed and appreciated your thoughts on this weird scene! #6005444

Bambi L. Dingman June 01, 2008

What a fun image, John! #6005481

MELODIE C. ROBERTS June 01, 2008

My Eyes are NOT playing tricks on Me
This is Fabulous John!!
What a Great Fun find!!!!!

Melodie #6005585

John Connolly June 01, 2008

Many thanks Bambi and Melodie!
Great to hear from you again after all this time, Bambi! #6005790

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe June 01, 2008

Cool image and great find. Glad you shared it with us. The clarity and details are outstanding. #6006191

John Connolly June 01, 2008

Thanks a lot Lisa, I appreciate your input. #6006371

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 01, 2008

LOL, VERY FUNNY John, Keep the sense of humor, GREAT capture and find! #6006461

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic June 01, 2008

Great find, John!Love the POV a lot! #6006664

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 01, 2008

Wow, this is a terrific photo, John. Fantastic details, textures, color, lines, composition. Wonderful work! #6006827

Avril Young June 02, 2008

ha-ha what a delightful photo...very good detail and colour...thanks for sharing... #6007142

Judy A. Lawhon June 02, 2008

I love this quirky image....great find and capture, John!! #6007902

Susie Peek-Swint June 02, 2008

What a great find John ~ I love this fun shot! #6009712

Jennifer L. Alder June 02, 2008

How creative! There are wonderful design elements here, John. A fun shot for sure!! :) #6009883

John Connolly June 02, 2008

Thank you Peaches, Inge, Vladan, Avril, Judy, Susie and Jennifer for your support and kind remarks! #6009940

David Phalen June 02, 2008

Great find and capture!! Love the colors and clarity!! Fun shot!! #6010565

eileen bedford June 02, 2008

This is soo cool, love it, glad you dug up this fun shot. #6010844

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic June 02, 2008

Fantastic capture John and so amusing and funny. I had to look in the mirror to see how my own eyes look like...LOL! It's such fun shots like this that I thoroughly enjoy. Well seen and captured! #6011026

John Connolly June 03, 2008

many thanks David, Eileen and Reynaldo for your kind remarks. #6014832

Raymond Pauly level-classic June 05, 2008

Well seen and captured, John! #6023535

Erika Haight June 06, 2008

Ooohhhhh John, What a neat find!!! Love the title too!! Great work my friend! #6027916

June 06, 2008

Maybe that's where I should go for my new glasses, I reckon you'd be able to see a lot through them!!! Well spotted & taken mate. #6027940

John Connolly June 06, 2008

Thanks a lot Raymond, Erika and Tony for your kind comments, they are appreciated. #6028108

Lynn Haack June 08, 2008

This is one great photo!! I love it...and the BG is perfect to highlight the 'eye glasses'...congrats on EP! Lynn #6035462

John Connolly June 09, 2008

Thanks Lynn, I appreciate you dropping by! #6039691

Howard B. Cheek June 10, 2008

And the "eyes" have it John.
I "see" a very cool image here, Interesting advert technique :)
Howard #6045234

John Connolly June 11, 2008

Thanks Howard, I value your input here! #6048980

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 11, 2008

A great find..I love them!! Wonderful lighting, colors and design. Well seen and captured. #6049092

John Connolly June 12, 2008

Thank you so much Marilyn! Movie World is a great day out! (if you can afford it) #6053483

paola A. Jofre June 17, 2008

what a cool find John!!! you did a wonderful in capturing it...excellent lighting and detail!! :) #6070948

John Connolly June 17, 2008

Many thanks Payola! great to hear from you again! #6071487

Luigi Di Serio level-classic June 19, 2008

Wow, very vivid love the colours and specs of course #6078162

Tiia Vissak June 19, 2008

Congratulations! #6078231

Colleen Farrell June 19, 2008

WTG on your finalist, John! Congratulations! #6078247

Christian Rosito June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist John! Well done! #6078250

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist my friend! #6078327

Kathy L. Clark June 19, 2008

Congrats John on your wonderful finalist. Way cool. #6078451

Daniella Puente June 19, 2008

Congrats on this excellent finalist! #6078710

Margaret R. Barry level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John! #6078759

Jennifer L. Alder June 19, 2008

Big congrats, John, on this terrific finalist capture :) #6078779

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 19, 2008

BIG Congrats on your finalist! #6078816

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 19, 2008

Huge congratulations John on a well deserved finalist!! Good luck in the next round. :-) #6078865

Tamara K. Walker level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations! #6078868

Michelle L. Frick June 19, 2008

Congratulations John! What a cool find!! #6079055

Ray Clarke June 19, 2008

Congrats on this great finalist John...it obviously caught the judges eye! #6079093

Nadya Johnson June 19, 2008

What a COOL find, John! It looks surreal! Congratulations on an outstanding, most unusual finalist! #6079161

Marijana Fajgl level-classic June 19, 2008

Fantastic find and capture, John! Big congratulations! #6080662

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 19, 2008

A big Congratulations,John. #6080851

Renata Gusciora June 19, 2008

Congratulations,John! #6080945

Deb Koskovich June 19, 2008

Good for you John, this is a really cool one! #6081046

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist my friend! Good luck in the next round!

I love this photo. #6081149

Eivor Kuchta June 19, 2008

Great find, John! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #6081181

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 19, 2008

Harty congratulations John on making the Finalist! #6081427

David Phalen June 19, 2008

WTG John!! BIG Congrats on a great Finalist!! #6081468

Dan Holm level-classic June 19, 2008

CONGRATS on this fun, unique Finalist, John! #6081613

Lorraine A. Cook June 19, 2008


Good Luck in the next round, My Friend!<:)) #6081662

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 19, 2008

Glad this one made it John, so cool, congrats!! #6081880

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2008


Renee Doyle level-classic June 19, 2008

This is FANTASTIC John!!!! Huge congratulations to you on this wonderful finalist!! #6083074

Kate Jackson level-classic June 20, 2008

Big congratulations John. Real cool! You've had me looking up smart focus now. Do you mean Smart Sharpen? #6083226

Avril Young June 20, 2008

A big congrats on your finalist a well deserved win... #6083379

Carol Sawyer June 20, 2008

Congratulations John!!!! #6083530

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 20, 2008

Great find John; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #6083567

Jennifer L. Taranto June 20, 2008

Super congrats!! #6084434

Anita Hogue June 20, 2008

Cool shot, John, Congratulations! #6084569

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic June 20, 2008

BIG congrat's on your Finalist recognition for this image, John!! :o) It's a LONG way down to the bottom of your comments now, too - lol!! ;o) Phil and I trust that you and Marg have a great weekend!! :o) #6084688

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 20, 2008

Congrats, John, on a great image! #6085177

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 20, 2008

Wonderfully seen and captured, John!
Congrats on this fun and fabulous finalist!
~♥~Lisa #6085199

Emiel Van Hemelrijck June 20, 2008

Congrats John on your finalist #6085527

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 20, 2008

Way to go John! Go for the gold


jo ann c. #6085628

Heidi Knight June 20, 2008

WOW Congratulations on your finalist here John. Way to go mate! #6086066

eileen bedford June 20, 2008

A BIG Congratulations on this piece John, so well done......... #6086323

John Connolly June 20, 2008

Thank you for your kind comments and support, I appreciate them all. #6086438

RC Fritz June 20, 2008

Very creative, John!! Congratulations on your Finalist! #6087184

Kristi A. Howson June 20, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist John. #6087260

Cassie L. Woodlee June 20, 2008

CONGRATS my friend!!!!!!!!!111 #6087501

Manuel Barrera June 21, 2008

congratulations, John #6088812

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008

Congratulations, John!!!! #6089062

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 21, 2008

Congratulations John!!! Great shot! #6089827

Susie Peek-Swint June 21, 2008

Many congrats John ~ I had a feeling we would 'see' this one again.. love it!! #6090873

John Connolly June 21, 2008

Many thanks RC, Kristi, Cassie, Manuel, Colette, Allen and Susie for dropping by and your kind remarks. #6090954

Joan Powell June 21, 2008

Congrats on this great image ! #6091446

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 21, 2008

Congratulations John. So HAPPY for YOU! -Laura Swan #6091859

John Connolly June 22, 2008

Thank you Joan and Laura for your support and kind remarks, I appreciate it. #6093873

Gary Lange June 23, 2008

Many congrats on this wonderful shot, John! Love it!! #6096693

Graham Robards level-classic June 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Joh,very clever find. ~Pat #6097670

John Connolly June 23, 2008

Many thanks Gary, and Pat and Graham for your kind comments, they are appreciated. #6099499

John Connolly June 24, 2008

Thanks a lot Douglas, I appreciate your input! #6102651

Ross Throndson June 25, 2008

Big Congratulations on this eye catching Finalist, John.....Great Image!! :-) #6104013

Eugenio Diaz June 25, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist!!! #6105529

John Connolly June 25, 2008

Thank you Ross and Eugenio, I appreciate you dropping by and your kind comments! #6106797

Sue Marshall June 28, 2008

Big although belated congrats to you John on this fabulous Finalist!!
What a great find!!! :-) #6118033

John Connolly June 28, 2008

Thanks a lot Sue, I appreciate yor kind remarks! #6118052

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 28, 2008

Hi John! Big congrats on this well deserved honor ~ way to go

jo ann c. #6118454

John Connolly June 29, 2008

Thank you so much, Jo Ann! #6121507

Patricia Ronan July 07, 2008

Congrats on your finalist John, great "eye" to spot this image:) #6151344

John Connolly July 08, 2008

Many thanks Patricia, it is really great to hear from you again! #6155802

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 17, 2008

Very cool John, a great story telling finalist, congratulations! #6193147

John Connolly July 18, 2008

Thanks a lot Donna, I appreciate your input here! #6196003

Wm Nosal September 12, 2010

Cool Shot!
Eye See! #8896153

John Connolly September 12, 2010

Thanks Wm, this one goes back a while! #8896510

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