Paula Shuler sent these three photos while ago, but it somehow got lost in my mailbox. I don’t care what you think, but this was really sympatic illusion for me :) Maybe because I love antyhing that has anything to do with sea. I even photographed one illusion, while on my vacation! I posted it before under the name “Flying Ship Illusion“, but it wans’t accepted that good. Here is Paula’s email:
“I read your Mighty Optical Illusions blog about every day! Its one of the first things I do in my day! I’ve always wanted to photograph an illusion and send it in, but they’re sometimes hard to find! I went on a day cruise the other day, and while I gazed at the mountains, I realized that I’ve know this illusion ever since I’ve lived in Mexico (I currently reside in Puerto Vallarta) and I just had to share it!
The mountains are part of the Sierra Madre formation in Mexico, and where I live is a bay surrounded by mountains. It just so happens that the mountains on one side form what locals have named ‘La mujer dormida’ translating itself to ‘The Sleeping Woman’. As you can see in the picture, you can make out the face and breast of a woman, some saying that she either has hair or a night cap on. I leave it up to you to decide!
I took two pictures where you can appreciate this form, and another from straight across, where the mountains don’t make this shape at all (But you can still see the ‘breast’ mountain!) Just as a reference if needed, this is in Banderas Bay, located in Puerto Vallarta, where from the city you can clearly see this!”