83 Replies to “Another Anti-Gravity Illusion”

  1. The road is on an incline (it’s a hill), but the camera was tilted to match the slope of the road. People take funny shots like this all the time on Lombard St in San Francisco.

  2. It is simply a freeway bridge underpasss slope and he is standing on it, the bridge point and embankment meet to his left and the roadbed is to his right. Nothing to see here move along….

  3. The underpass and slope idea seem right, but how do you account for the angle of his body relative to the postion of his shoes? He’s not standing straight up so he must be leaning against the pull of gravity or otherwise he’d fall over. Really like the site!

  4. that’s some steep hill…. i don’t know, look at his feet, they look inorganic to the rest of the photo- the picture definitly was tampered with, but like Tim said, it could be a combination of skew and hill

  5. theres a house where the floor is inclined like this in ottawa and you feel so drunk when you just stand in it. funny

  6. Derr…

    It is obvious that this is an incline with the camera tilted to match. The slant of the trees and fence….the slant of the persons (looks like a Pat or a Chris) feet. Nice looking illusion but simple to decipher. Not rocket science…or a “haunted creepy place”

  7. anyone can do this trick with a cell phone camera. get into a fast vehilce and grab a photo of something nearby, abt 5-7 feet from you. it’ll give you same illusion. i have phots of this. can anyone tell me how to post them here as the proof?

  8. it is a cut out and a dude is behind the cut out dude and he is like crouching… indeed.. look at it the light man …its a picture man … a big cut out picture of an ugly dude!

  9. Ok,
    this has been taken, or cropted at an angle. They guy is standing upright and the trees are growing upright. He is standing a significantly sloping surface. The thing that makes this illusion work better than normal for these, generally cheep tricks, is that the fence behind him as been built at the same slope as the hill on which he stands. In this case both the floor and the fence have now become horizontal, making the illusion more effective. As a previous observer mentioned however, look at the trees.

  10. That fence isn’t strait, What are you on? Look at the poles on the end or middle of the fence.

    And another thing, You are all crazy! This type of illusion is very simple. I would guess that the camera is parrelel to the floor and he is just standing up strait. It is just that simple.

  11. Hi…eaRTHLiNGS…

    aNYHooSe, eR, DoeS aNYoNe HaVe DiReCTioNS FRoM HeRe To MaRS?????

    heh…just a joke. sorry, i’m bored.

    cool “illusion.”


  12. if u notice the tag on the bottem of his bag it isnt falling directly down(from his angle). so he must have been standing correctly up straight when this happened.
    James Mcardle

  13. well probably some kind of hill and everything and the person were standing up towards the sky but the person taking the picture was aligned with the hill

  14. YAY ‘NICEBOY’!!!

    I have one thing to say- LOL!!!! Normally I hate ‘lol’ and never use it but you actually made me laugh out loud- Bravo!!

  15. Look at the trees, they always grow(or try to grow) straight up, that gives the illusion away… …nice, though.

  16. I know how this happens. It happened to me once by accident. Perhaps some of you didn’t notice, but the trees in the background are off too. When you’re driving by and taking a photo using long shutter time, it will make it look like this. The reason is that the shutter moves from top to bottom and thus making your position a little different when the shutter reaches the end. I don’t know how to explain it better. Very cool though, i was completely amazed when it happened to me on my Sony Ericsson phone camera.

  17. ThatBozGuy was right about the freeway bridge. Yes, take into account all the trees in the background. If you were to draw an imaginary line through the guy and the fence post, they are perpendicular–or darn near. Overtime fences tend to lean due to gravity. As for the guys legs? Well, he is supporting his weight on his left leg and the right is bend. The position of the pov does not allow you to plainly see this. Look at the plane of his left side: straight, right? Look at the right. A slight bow to the plane. The black bag on his right hip and his arms across the front does not allow you to see the angle of his pant’s waistband showing this.
    Some may agree, some may not. That is my pov of the picture and my logic. Anyway, good illusion thanks to the photographer.

  18. As a previous poster said, the trees are all on a diagonal in this picture. Trees generally grow vertically. True, some grow on a diagonal, but all of them at once? not likely. The fence is parallel to the trees, so that must be vertical as well. And, as another poster pointed out, the guy is supporting his weight as if he is on a hill.

    Definitely camera on an angle trick.

  19. He is really leaning, but he is not going to fall over. Everyone has something called the center of gravity (or the center of mass) which is the middle of the person’s body (around the belly button area). When a person leans over or bends over this middle part should fall in between the feet or the base of the person to be stable. The only way he is leaning without falling is if he physically pushes his center of gravity backwards to where it is outside of his body and it falls in between his feet. Michael Jackson has demonstrated this by rotating on his feet and leaning over really far. Just look up some of his dance moves to understand, but this is really all plain physics.

  20. I think the floor may be slanting, the trees in the background is slanting too. i’ve seen this before i’ve even tryed it myself! it is not hard but it feels really weird!

  21. He’s on the cemented slope, under a bridge, just outside Entwistle, Alberta.The hill was so steep going into the valley they had to do this to prevent erosion.I worked on the bridge.Guess he’s admiring some of my handiwork !!

  22. He is on a hill…You can easily tell because trees grow toward the sun and the trees in this picture are slanting

  23. You people are idiots…look at the trees. he’s under a bridge where they build concrete ramps for support.

  24. Considering that the image of this guy isn’t even in the same focus as the background would leave me to believe that the author of the image needs to learn how to adjust the sharpness levels of two images that are pasted in to one another to match.

  25. I can do that. You just tilt to one side and hold it. It’s fun to make people think you’re about to fall over, then when you’re a inches from the ground, you pop back up! :P

  26. This guy is probably standing on the slant underneath a large bridge or some sort of concrete hill. It’s OBVIOUSLY a hill because the trees are slanted also. His feet look tilted but are actually perfectly flat on the ground. The reason his whole body isn’t tilted is because the amazing powers of gravity actually force his body to stand upright. Pay attention in science, people.

  27. This one is simple. The camera is held at an angle of about 30 degrees. Note that the man and the trees in the background are at the same angle.

  28. really people? look at his knees – bent ankles a bit curved. u have to examin it. so wow this pic was pointless. (to my standards)

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