60 Replies to “Flying Ship Illusion”

  1. I got this widget for my dashboard because i thought it would be a fun thing to check everyday. But so far, all I’ve seen is this amateur-submitted crud and it barely fits the definition of illusion. I’m sorry, but this site is so sad.

  2. must say, it didnt fool me. you can see the ocean going into the distance to the point where its up to the ship. even cropping out that part, it still wouldn’t look like a ship flying above the ocean.

  3. Looks like nothing more than a ship sailing past a breakwater. Nothing to show or indicate that it is or could be flying. I spent 28 years in the Navy and this is a very common sight. Try harded, you have had much better images,

  4. Kathy, the reason the ship seems shorter in one pic, longer in the other: it turned. In past centuries, sailors needed a sharp eye to tell them, for example, which way a distant ship was pointed — you’ve got sailor’s eyes!

  5. I agree Ive been here on this site for awhile and this is really weak!
    I’ve seen better stuff than this on this website on my Dashboard with my Widgets, but this one is a bad reflection on the whole site!

    Two Thumbs Down!

  6. I think most of thse comments are very harsh. It is obvious that the ship is on the water but just behind the wall, but it looks cool anyway! I like it.

  7. I’m sorry, but this one sucks. I agree with Ekaj. I would feel bad for all the nasty comments except they are true. This one is terrible. Try again. Sorry.

  8. Kathy had a good catch! Apparently, the ship hadn’t turned the direction, the photographer seemed to have moved a distance towards the right and changing his direction inwards; and the ship had travelled a really long distance. Proofs: The mountain range, the missing rope, the lateral wall near the end. I think the title would have made better sense if it was named ‘Spot the differences between the two’ :P

    BTW,
    No one wants to pay enough respect to these lines of the author:

    “This photo was taken two days ago, on my vacation.”

    If you don’t like the pic, just go away.. hmm, everyone wants to fulfill their satisfaction.. what a selfish world! huh!

  9. In the first one ship is behind the wall on the water
    and in the second one we can see that it a way far from wall
    And I guess this is not photoshop image.

  10. This is not Photoshopped, and it’s not a toy boat either. It’s just the horizon is higher than the wall, and it just so happens that the horizon line is exactly lined up with the top of the wall. Miraculous, right? And I do agree that this is not an illusion, it shouldn’t be on this site. And if I may say so, most of the other illusions on this site are also not very good. Every once in a while, it’s a good one, but usually the illusions are not very interesting or not really illusions. Normally they are just stupid things that they are trying to pass off as illusions. For instance, the first illusion I got on this website was one of men “flying” and they just so happened to be “flying” over their beds. It took someone with an IQ of below 10 to figure out that they were bouncing on their beds! Also, most of the so-alled “illusions” on this site are really just photos that have been Photoshopped. They are not fun, nor amazing as the articles say. I want this website to get a clue that we want real illusions, not some fake illusions (which is quite strange if you think about it…..a fake illusion).

  11. I have to agree with the other commenters. This one shouldn’t be considered an optical illusion. I’m sure it was a pretty good one in person, but the picture is kind of lame.

  12. Is it just me, or do you find it odd that this person posts TONS of AMAZING illusions, then they post one that isn’t so good and they get bombarded with insults?

    Ya, this one’s not so good, but still, it’s vagualy amusing. Can’t all you people lighten up a bit?!

    ^.^

  13. I like this illusion. It looks like the ship is riding on the wall because the top of the wall is at sea level. If you people don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all.

  14. Could you tell me please where is this picture taken from?
    Btw i like it even if it is very simple illusion. Specially the waves that the boat is making and are visible above the wall.

  15. Id be worried about the Tsunami behind the ship. Looks cool i have seen this before and aint complaining . As for a lot of other people get over it !!

  16. wow guys loving the sights its well ubiquitous.
    loving the comments here. love the illusion
    its well phatt like innit. bbbrrraaaa.
    love me

  17. Hi. Question to the author. Could this photo be taken on the island of Silba, Croatia? The dock looks quite familiar, and the name of the photo has croatian word ‘brod’ (for ship). Feedback would be much appreciated, as I am a big fan of your posts on optical illusions. Kind regards..

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