Optical illusion or ghost dog?


#1

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#2

Bark, bark bark.


#3

That’s creepy.


#4

This heres the internets, so with apologies, skepticism uber alles: a couple of them dry bushy bits look twisted in a “just a bit more down on the left there – now get out of the frame” fashion. …and yes, i do own some Amazing (James) Randi socks.


#5

Camera work says staged. But i clicked, didn’t I?


#6

Even if staged it’s still clever.


#7

I assumed the doggy on the headstone was indented and optically appears raised at the right angle. Was not expecting the flower/shrubbery to be the illusion. Made icy spine tingle feelings seeing the doggy’s illusion dissipate as the camera approached. Emotive moment.


#8

So, we’re all in agreement here. It’s a ghost dog.


#9

Could it be a red fern?


#10

It is an optical illusion, but one that the ghost dog created to let us know he’s there.


#11

I thought it was kind of sweet.

Silence! I’ve buried all memory of that book. If I cry at work, it’s on you.


#12

There is really only one Ghost Dog.

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#13

Ghost dog is preferable to Ghost Dad.


#14

Whether it is nicely observed or well posed, that is one pretty cool and sweet simulacra.


#15

Is that you, Gaspode?


#16

To answer the question, it’s an optical illusion.

Yes, I enjoy crushing children’s dreams.

And because it’s one of the greatest songs evar:


#17

Yikes.

I remember all the trouble the people down the hall from me had trying to draw mattes for the pass-through effect opticals.


#18

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