Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Looks Like A Face

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week is ‘Looks like a face’. I immediately thought of Mr Leo lion who is always waiting on the boardwalk to greet us when we visit our local wildlife reserve. He looks kind of disappointed with his lot in life, but then I suppose we would all feel that way if we had hundreds of pairs of feet walking all over us every day of the week. Most folk wouldn’t even notice him, but I always stop and say “Hello” just to cheer him up a bit.

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This tree trunk in a park in Santiago, would also go unnoticed if someone with a sense of humour hadn’t decided to give it a rather agonized face. It reminded me of  ‘The Scream’ the iconic painting symbolising the anxiety of modern man, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch.

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If you want to join in Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge, just click this link.

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Otto’s Challenge: Seeing Beyond

Otto of the ‘In Flow’ blog, has challenged us to show photos of something which surprises the viewer and makes him see beyond the obvious. In the past, I have posted images of rocks, trees and clouds, where I’ve seen faces and animals in these objects. The condition called ‘Pareidolia’ is a natural function of the human brain which I think many of us ‘suffer’ from, enabling us to see familiar things in the strangest of places. It has been defined as “A false perception of imagery due to what is theorized as the human mind’s over-sensitivity to perceiving patterns in otherwise random phenomena.”

What do you see in this perfectly ordinary tree trunk which jumped out at me in the rain forest in Costa Rica?

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I was fascinated by the facial hair and the fancy hat. 🙂