Photo of my necklace and the Ancient Flyer sculpture
I often find myself wondering about my eyesight and the quality of my perception. I mean, how much of what I see is actually ‘real’ versus an illusion. Technically we have blind spots in our vision where our optic nerve joins the back of our eye, yet our brains interpret and fill that space so we don’t actually have a blind spot in our vision. We monkeys are easily tricked by even the simplest of illusions.
Yet there is one visual mystery I just can’t believe is a trick. The ancient flyer.
The Ancient Flyer is a sculpture and carving that has been found all over the world. Said to be thousands of years old and yet, upon looking at it, appears to be an aircraft. No, really!
This post has been on my list for some time, but it wasn’t until my son poked my necklace and said ‘plane,’ that I remembered. That reaction, the ‘point and plane’ is exactly why I wanted to write this post in the first place. (more…)
I was nominated to take part in this photo challenge by Ali Isaac, who has a wonderful blog filled with fascinating tales of Irish mythology – check it out if you haven’t already, you learn something new with every post. I would like to nominate three of my blogging compadres to take up this photo challenge…
1. Ula because I think she’s fascinating and would love to see what she shoots
2. Keith – because he’s an awesome photographer already
See the rules below, never been much of a rule follower, so not only am I doing this over five weeks instead of five days, I highly doubt I’ll only post one story too! :p
The photo is of a common garden spiders nest of babies. Whilst they are growing as eggs they shed a skin. Once born they cling together usually in balls – but in trying to capture a macro shot I disturbed them – until they shed their second skin. (more…)