Fishing In The Sky Optical Illusion


This picture is neat, don’t you think? I’m not sure what lenses were used to shoot this, nor how the effect of the sky in the water is captured, but either way it gives you opinnion this guy is fishing in the sky standing on a cliff. Nice :) This picture was originally uploaded to flickr by user Solitaire1, and I just wanted to share his work with you guys. Hope you like it!

  • Farted

    That’s pretty rad!

  • Leion

    The effect is nice!
    It took me a while to realise I was looking at a pond, not the sky!

  • dont worry bout it

    its foggy in the fog its actually a lake

  • Tony Carbajal

    It is a nice confusing picture :-)

  • soooo fake loh

  • boopit

    I know how they did it. The fog was so low to the ground, that the reflection could not be distinguished from the real thing. tell me if you think I am correct.

  • mrs obvious

    this is sooo stupid, its a reflection!!! duh!!!!!!!!

  • Harpo 52

    I’ve seen a few illusions on this site even though I’m kinda new. This one is not the best but it is good so stop making fun of it.

  • Hai

    oh…@ first glance i didn’t notice it was a lake

  • Mat

    It’s not foggy at all where are you all getting the fog from its overcast with a slight bit of blue sky coming through its just the lake is seen beyond the critical angle of reflection and refraction so it reflets the sky

  • andymancrtr

    you got it Mat.

  • Spud

    XD worst illusion i’ve ever seen

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  • fender

    definetly not an illusion but a really cool photograph

  • Red.

    Why have we eliminiated the idea that he could actually be standing on a cliff, fishing in the sky? maybe he likes that sorta thing.

  • me

    lol this is soooo kool!

  • SeXy GuRl :)

    ok this is a blonde moment but i still dont get it…..even tho i read the comments… is it a lake???…….BLONDE MOMENT :) :) :)

  • Randolph

    Do you not notice the minor ripples in the WATER? its clear that it is water and not fog. it doesnt even look like fog… how many times have you seen fog with ripples in it?

  • Pandas

    huh? that is just weird

  • Shahriar

    It is really great.

  • confused

    this was kool i knew it was a lake or pond or w/e right off the bat but nice effect

  • Mirrormage

    This one is easy. besides all that has been said, look at where he is standing, and where his stuff is. He can’t stand on the side of a cliff.
    I like this one, though.

  • Sarah

    lol rad boy do i love that word! anywayz the pic is pretty cool! its very optical….

  • Dani

    why is everyone saying that this is obvious. IT’S NOT! The real only way to figure it out is if you see the ripples in the water. And you can barely see those!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t make such a big deal of it, it’s just reflcted in the water. Good photo oppurtunity though! mat comment 10 – i’m 15 and crtical angles ect are really not hard, obviously it will be past the cric. angle of water in the position it was taken from, so why even bring it up? nice illusion!!

  • Joey

    its not fog, its reflection of clouds in the water. at first glance it looked like a fisherman standing on a cliff, with a few things in the air. pretty convincing apart from the ripples show up the water

  • Anonymous

    won’t find any fish there. LOL.

  • Anon

    He could be trying to catch flying fish.

    I like this kind of illusion, this is quite nice.

  • Apiez

    wow he at the sky…

  • zysmith

    If you look closely, the sliver of blue above the tip of his fishing rod, combined with the round dark grey spot straight above his head looks like a shark mouth and eye. It is laying on it’s left side with its nose facing dwn and to the left.

  • I see nothen. :(

  • morgan

    the sky being in the water is just pure reflection-

  • yall all suck it is they sky reflecting on the water duh!

  • Anonynous

    Pretty good though
    i knew it was sky reflecting off a pond :)

  • tristin

    its real hard to notice the water ripples, but u see them

  • Ayana

    its the relection from the water

  • its just a fog!!!! common sense

  • dipa

    People saying this illusion sucks are kids under 14.
    it is just a very nice picture, ty for sharing.

  • qwertyuiop

    it sort of reminds me of the dreamworks logo…

  • Jackie

    Omg it cause the reflection of the clouds and sky is on the water. And he’s not on a cliff just a rock hanging or the water like a peninsula

  • Tom

    It’s a reflection of the sky..

  • STR e t C H

    everybody is in a fog on this one……

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