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09/19/2011 11:37:21 AM · #1
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse.

Capture a real world example of this phenomenon using advanced editing. Your subject should not be created specifically for this challenge - buildings, bridges and other man-made objects are OK, as long as it is not an object specifically fashioned for the challenge to look significant.

Here are some examples of this.
09/19/2011 11:59:09 AM · #2
This is kinda like Faces in Household Objects except not limited to faces or household objects and with a caveat that you can't fashion something for the challenge.

Kinda like this:
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' . substr('//files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/3a18d1757b9a.jpg', strrpos('//files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/3a18d1757b9a.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
09/19/2011 12:22:50 PM · #3
omg i never saw the godzilla one that's awesome hahaha
09/19/2011 12:26:50 PM · #4
What an interesting idea!
09/19/2011 12:29:57 PM · #5
yeah it sounds like fun dosn't it.
09/19/2011 12:46:23 PM · #6
I was thinking about something along these lines, but didn't know what to call it. Pictures seen in not only clouds, but in patterns of peeling paint, stains on the sidewalk, etc. Is that kind of what you are talking about?
09/19/2011 01:09:42 PM · #7
Kinda like a photographic Rorschach challenge... I like it!
09/19/2011 01:15:28 PM · #8
Originally posted by kirbic:

Kinda like a photographic Rorschach challenge... I like it!

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09/19/2011 01:51:09 PM · #9
Awesome idea!
09/28/2011 12:18:53 AM · #10
so it's personification????
09/28/2011 12:27:58 AM · #11
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09/28/2011 12:33:35 AM · #12
Originally posted by Ja-9:

so it's personification????

I think it can be any object/subject seen "within" some other, unrelated object -- it doesn't have to be a person.
09/28/2011 12:57:11 AM · #13
Originally posted by Ja-9:

so it's personification????


Not just personification. The reason personification is so prominent with this phenomenon is that humans are very good at seeing humans in other things.

Here are some examples of non-human things:
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' . substr('//4.bp.blogspot.com/_uMS0poaseZY/TMIY3NZbumI/AAAAAAAAECE/Tp1-CX_bruY/s1600/pareidolia006.jpg', strrpos('//4.bp.blogspot.com/_uMS0poaseZY/TMIY3NZbumI/AAAAAAAAECE/Tp1-CX_bruY/s1600/pareidolia006.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I will leave it at that as not to spoil possible entries.
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