Friday, April 17, 2015

Sculpture at the University of Florida



These two photos are of the same sculpture. They provide an example as to why "eye-witness" testimony is so unreliable (especially in a criminal trial where lives are at stake). What we "see" depends upon where we stand, the light, the complexity of the subject, and what our mind wants to see. Photographs can also be unreliable when it comes to getting the "real" picture.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

Very peculiar!

RedPat said...

It is interesting how the piece looks to be 2 different sizes in the pics. So I would be saying the one suspect is 5 ft tall and the other one is 6.5 ft! I like them both, Lowell!

Kate said...

It's a great example of point-of-view, which I discovered was easier to teach tom adolescents by using images such as this.

Sylvia K said...

So colorful and different!! Love it!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Sylvia K said...

Different, but colorful and they will surely attract attention!! Fun shots!

Randy said...

That's fun!

Kay said...

Good point made even better with these two shots. I couldn't believe they were the same sculpture at first!

Linda said...

This is fascinating...and so colourful!

Halcyon said...

Interesting idea here. The sculpture appears much larger (to me) in the second shot. In any case, I love the use of shapes and color.

VP said...

Funny and colorful, I quite like this!

Gunn said...

I like the text and the images.
Wisdom together with happy colours and interesting shapes.

Bob Poris said...

They are not good pictures of me, even on my worst day.

Sharon Anck said...

Very true! I that top photo I see a cowboy with a big ten gallon hat and in the bottom photo I see a young person raising a hammer. Two different things!

Small City Scenes said...

You are so right.
MB

magiceye said...

Q.E.D :)

Jack said...

Regardless of the philosophical point, it is kind of ugly.

SRQ said...

Excellent point. Why am I not surprised this piece is on a college campus?

EG CameraGirl said...

Great example of wyt we can see the same thing but not see the same thing. :)

José Mendonça said...

So cool!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson