Happy Independence Day to all of our friends in the United States! We’re all gearing up to start celebrating with hot dogs and fireworks tonight over here, so I figured that a fun patriotic Statue of Liberty optical illusion was in order.
First, I have to give credit where credit is due. This Statue of Liberty optical illusion is the creation of Flickr user Dimka. He has lots of other stereograms as well, so you might wanna take a moment to check him out!
Now, onto the illusion…
If you cant’s see what’s special about this Statue of Liberty optical illusion, you might need a refresher on how to see stereograms. There are actually a few different ways to see the hidden image in a stereogram.
- Hold your face close to the image and slowly back away or move the image away. Keep focusing on the stereogram until a 3D image pops into view.
- Unfocus or relax your eyes while staring at the stereogram. Do it until the image doubles then becomes very blurry. This is actually the method that works best for me, and I can see some stereogram illusions within seconds with this method.
- Look through the image. If it helps, you can focus on an image a few feet away from you then slowly move the stereogram in front of the object while still focusing on the spot a few feet away.
Are you able to see the 3D effect in this Statue of Liberty optical illusion now? I’ll give you a hint—one of the statues pops out of the picture! There’s also another patriotic element that pops out at you. Can you see it?