Perspective question - opinions sought

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by lytetrip, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. lytetrip

    lytetrip TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This isn't a trick question....I am merely trying to get an objective opinion from people who understand how perspective and foreshortening can really seem to change things in images so I figured this would be a good forum to pose this question.

    The series of images below are from a car traveling down a road.

    Please pay special attention to the light pole labeled "light pole 1" in comparison to "VDOT camera mast".

    Please look at all the images carefully one after the other as if you were approaching the poles closer and closer in a car and tell me which one you think is in front of the other.

    Which is in front of the other.....the VDOT camera mast or light pole 1?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. (Ghastly) Krueger

    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Messages:
    1,393
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lost between tomorrow and yesterday
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Why do you need to know?
     
  3. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Location:
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The VDOT pole looks to be in front of the light pole (the last few pictures show this pretty clearly, I think). What is supposed to be behind those trees?
     
  4. Helen B

    Helen B TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    465
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    That's a bit weird. The VDOT pole appears to obscure the light pole, yet the changing bearings suggest that the light pole could be in front of the VDOT pole - ie the VDOT pole is further away from the road cross-ways and from the viewer length-ways.

    Best,
    Helen
     
  5. MarcusM

    MarcusM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The VDOT pole looks obviously to me to be in front of the light pole from the 1st shot to the last - what gave it away to me was look how dark the VDOT pole is in relation to the light pole - I am assuming that the actual thickness of the poles is extremely close, so that means the light pole would be farther from you since it looks fainter.
     
  6. lytetrip

    lytetrip TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the responses!

    I'll post a link to the video after I get a few more opinions.

    Anyone disagree with the consensus?
     
  7. bobloblaw

    bobloblaw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    A big round of applause for Helen B for engaging her brain and getting it right.

    Pole #1 is in fact in front of the VDOT pole.

    Allow me to introduce my friend Craig (lyte) here...

    Craig likes walks along the beach, small furry animals, loves to record people on the phone without their permission and, oh, he's also the brains behind the most ridiculous 9/11 conspiracy (the plane flew OVER the Pentagon, man!) known to man except he keeps getting it all wrong.
     

Share This Page