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Real Model Triangle or Optical Illusion?

I don't know where I acquired this but it is a fascinating impossible figure. It looks like a real photo.... I have seen photos of other impossible triangles and understand how one can be made then photographed from a particular angle to look real, but I can't see it in this image.

How do you think this was done?

Does anyone know who created this image? The creator of this piece contacted me and below is the full image from the Gallery of Jörn Gollob. He has given me permission to post his complete image and copyright below. Thank You Jörn.

Impossible triangle optical illusion image

Copyright 2004 Jörn Gollob
Used w/permission
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Walt said...

The below comments previously archived on haloscan.com


I have to suspect some photo editing on this one. The shading around the top of the ladder looks a little suspect.

Nonetheless, if you imagine the top of the structure ending right there by the top of the ladder, and the back of the structer by the other figure disappearing behind it, the angle theory seems almost feasible. The floor tiles make the proportions pretty convincing, though, it's a good illusion.

cyberhobo | Homepage | 08.16.05 - 12:43 pm


This stuff blows my mind. Especially the whole fractal thing.

Duw | Homepage | 08.17.05 - 7:51 am


it's an image done using a 3D software.

sugar | Homepage | 08.24.05 - 7:55 am


This picture is created by me. Have a look on my gallery.
The picture was trimmed and the copyright was removed.
If you want to use my picture, use the original one and name my copyright!


Jörn Gollob | Homepage | 09.06.05 - 5:10 am


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