Saturday, January 31, 2009

Is this creepy?

This is a very impressive bit of Photoshoppery, but when I showed it to a few people, everyone's reaction to it was, at least at first, "that's creepy." This was explained to me thus: at first it looks like an orange-skinned frog, then it looks like a dismembered and disemboweled orange-skinned frog. Only after that does the orange peel part jump out, and the awe at the Photoshoppery.

I didn't have that reaction. My first impression of it had both the orange peel and frog, and my second impression was simply wonder at the fantastic photo-editing job. I wonder why I skipped over that middle step entirely. I wonder if other people might do the same, and why some people would and some wouldn't.

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