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Escher type stuff.

2002-10-10 16:10:43+00 by Larry Burton 6 comments

This is about to drive me crazy. Go look in the comments for this post and tell me how the photo in there was done.

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#Comment made: 2002-10-10 16:13:00+00 by: Larry Burton

Recursive photo with mirror from an Escher perspective

How'd they do that?

#Comment made: 2002-10-10 16:51:10+00 by: Jerry Kindall

That's some very cool Photoshop work.

#Comment made: 2002-10-10 17:02:31+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm not convinced it's Photoshop. I'll have to draw the geometry out sometime when I'm not at work, but there are a couple of seams that, modulo JPEG artifacts, could be where a second mirror is at play.

In fact, I might have seen this trick at the bookstore, illustrated in Tricky Pix: Do-It-Yourself Trick Photography.

#Comment made: 2002-10-10 17:21:30+00 by: other_todd

I think you mean a third mirror, Dan, since even the "normal" version of the infinite-mirrors photograph is a two-mirror trick (although I have seen it done with a camera photographing its own closed-circuit monitor). I also see where you think an extra mirror might be.

Me, I smell editing. On the first inner top frame (the one the largest human in the picture is holding), the upper left corner of the mirror from the viewer's POV bends UP slightly, starting at the point where the white "highlight" is on the frame. Even if the mirror the gent is holding is two mirrors cleverly joined at an angle (which would be swell carpentry), there's something about that upswing that implies trickery took place there.

#Comment made: 2002-10-10 18:25:17+00 by: Dan Lyke

In this vein, Utopia with Cheese has a link to a Lego version of Escher's Belvedere.

#Comment made: 2002-10-10 20:59:48+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's almost definitely edited; I don't think you can have that twisting without using several mirrors, and the alignment would be amazingly tricky.