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Impossible Paper Triangle
Impossible Paper Triangle
PeterPic


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Paper (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date: Jul 16, 2007
Aperture: f/19
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180 sec
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2007

The triangle is real. It's not photoshopped, in fact, this could have been submitted in a basic editing challenge as well even though I did do some minor cleanups on the edges using spot editing. It's an optical illusion of course. I found instructions for building this triangle here:

Instructions for building triangle

You have to take the shot from the exact angle to create the illusion. Below is the setup:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57260/120/556185.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57260/120/556185.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57260/120/556184.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57260/120/556184.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.2391
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0175
Avg (non-participants): 6.3121
Views since voting: 1967
Views during voting: 506
Votes: 230
Comments: 27
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/26/2007 11:17:32 AM
Thank you for solving the mystery and providing the link. I appreciate it.
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07/25/2007 04:58:34 AM
Thanks for the beautiful photo and the link.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 11:52:23 PM
can't wait to read about how this one was done!
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07/24/2007 11:42:19 PM
Stop it! You're hurting my eyes :-) Nice.
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07/24/2007 09:11:54 PM
Do tell. How did you do it?
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07/24/2007 03:58:20 PM
Can't stop looking at it.
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07/24/2007 02:32:00 PM
I seldom comment on frames but I believe this one really helps you image. I can never figure out how these impossible images are constructed. My only nit, the seam in the bottom left of the figure. If you can make the impossible figure, you could certainly eliminate this seam. ;) The tiny white line to the left of the thumb draws the eye but doesn't detract much. All in all, I love it and it will probably ribbon.
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07/24/2007 01:08:20 PM
Ooooo... nice
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07/24/2007 12:23:19 AM
awesome! these puzzles drive me loopy... 8
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07/23/2007 01:19:13 AM
How in the world did you create that?
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07/23/2007 12:11:56 AM
OK - this is too confounding. Please explain how you did this. Brilliant.
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07/21/2007 10:38:30 PM
Great idea -- really captures a lot of his work and fits the theme very well.
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07/21/2007 02:03:38 PM
That doesn't look like paper to me, it looks like wood.
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07/21/2007 10:37:05 AM
Nice and i am more curious about how u made it
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07/20/2007 01:20:41 PM
the hand is distracting
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07/20/2007 12:47:53 PM
Neat!
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07/20/2007 07:27:27 AM
Well done. I can't see how you did it. The colour balance is a little cool, and the vignette is a little plastic looking, but the balance of the whole shot is good.
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07/19/2007 09:18:22 PM
Great idea and excellent execution - 6
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07/19/2007 07:46:32 AM
So cool!
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07/18/2007 07:40:11 PM
nice! one of the shots from the challenge that made me wonder...how did he/she do it?
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07/18/2007 05:44:55 PM
Very creative!
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07/18/2007 03:50:17 PM
Ah, Escher! Would have preferred a little more of the paper, and a little less hand - but still cool, 8
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07/18/2007 03:30:33 PM
Good idea, wish the hand wasn't in the shot tho...
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07/18/2007 02:47:42 PM
Ahh it's confusing! :'(
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07/18/2007 01:16:08 PM
well, at this time this is my prefered photograph for the ribbon. great idea the optical illusion and well executed the photograph. I put this in my favourites and 10! good luck for the contest!!!!!!!!
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07/18/2007 09:38:12 AM
Very cool, nice job.
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07/18/2007 06:19:42 AM
hehe, I always go crazy when I try to figure out this :)
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