Checkershadow Optical Illusion

Normally, this would be the day I’d do a video post. But that was just too amazing to pass up. See, our brains play tricks on us. Watch the video and let the illusion take you by surprise. Now, watch it again, taking special notice of the shadows. There is one “real” shadow, and one painted on the checkers. Crazy, huh? As the creator puts it:

“Look closely at the shadow cast by the cylinder and you actually see two distinct shadows. One is cast by the relatively weak beauty dish and the other is painted or printed on the checker surface. since that area is also in full light (via the large softbox) the interpretation of the different tonal values is all in your head. There is no Photoshop or After Effects at work here, just good, old fashioned brain trickery!”

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The Claim Your Youth team works with credit union professionals to better market to and reach young people... the future of credit unions.
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