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Thou shalt rise up...and honour the face of the old man.... Leviticus 19: 32
Rain can really bring out some unusual distortions ..This morning as I was waiting for my husband to come out of the house, so that we could go grocery shopping... I shot a few pictures through our car window .... it was pouring down rain... I could plainly see the optical illusion of the old grizzled face take shape in the tree trunk shortly before I shot this picture through the car window... I worked with it in photo shop to sharpen it and to bring out more of the contrast and I hope you can see it also..
My husband thought it resembled a "gorilla face." after he looked at my picture.. I see the face of a weathered old man with whiskers...But I think what stands out the most for me are the eyes looking through time and age.....The rain brought this optical illusion out which of course is not there otherwise...
Update* 5-1-2012 I need to make a correction...I did find the face in the trunk today again without the rain...but I really had to search hard to find it... As Barbara H. stated below, " it is always there but nature decided to reveal it in the rain." We have lived here since 1973 and never noticed it before, as I was not looking for it... It blends in with the grain of the wood but the rain gives it a new and different patina and it brought out the eyes.
The tree trunk is from our old weeping willow tree that fell down in a storm a few years ago...
Also by Andrea Petersen
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