Port 1010 Building - Architects: Ashton Raggatt McDougall

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An optical illusion. The horizontal lines are in fact straight as can be seen when zoomed in. The phenomenon is called The café wall illusion.

The key is that the stripes or mortar separating the horizontal layers must be of an in between shade.

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Comments (151)

Heidiho on November 21, 2012

Tolle Aufnahme !

Auch mein Favorit !

Anton Trötscher on January 27, 2013

Hi Paul! A great observation of optical illusion well photographed! Friendly greetings! Anton Trötscher

ovi51 on February 2, 2013

Impressing photo, excellent composition.


Greetings from Germany Ovi

Adem Dogan on February 9, 2013

Very class and very Fantastic Picture.. LIKE

Best Wishes. Adem Dogan

Stephan van Vuuren. on February 12, 2013

like 60

Flipantunes on February 17, 2013


F 39 + L 62

bnbronin on March 26, 2013

Illusion and reality in your photos mixed up, making them unusual, beautiful and bright. Best wishes,Boris

vise81 on March 27, 2013

Great shot!!!

ciao, Francesco

Herve sam on June 20, 2013

Excellent shot ,LIKE+FAV

Henk Bouwers on October 12, 2013

Like. Gr Henkí

miru3po on October 27


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 30, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Paul Strasser
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2011/04/28 09:58:16
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash