Friday, August 08, 2008

Forced Perspective

I'm sharing this photo because it cracks me up. First, you've got the classic little-kid-in-big-boots shot, and the look on Arlo's face is just priceless. But then if you look a little closer, it almost looks like we have a miniature baby sitting up on the stool. If only I had lined it up a wee bit differently... but I didn't notice the effect until days later.

And now you know the trick of "forced perspective," which is how, in Lord of The Rings, they made Gandalf look so big and Bilbo Baggins so small.


(By the way, I found my USB cable, and am now in the process of winnowing down the vacation photo collection to select some shareable shots. Stay tuned.)
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