The Quirky Quote
“The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” ~ William Thackeray
What looks a lot like a fuzzy, spiny caterpillar in this cropped photo is really a group of European Bee-eaters on a branch by photographer José Luis Rodríguez.
The Quirky Combo: Observation + Question
Many of us have been creative optical illusion photographers when we were unable to resist the temptation to set up a picture that looked like we were single-handedly propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa or holding the Eiffel Tower in the palm of our hand. Here’s a boy filling a cup from a waterfall. Have you ever done something like this? If so, I’d love to hear about it, or have you share the picture. Write me at Kathy@WiserNow.com.
The Quirky Fact
According to this article, funny cat photos have been around since the 1870s when Harry Pointer took a photo of his cat and started it all.
Quirky Fact 2
Last month I wrote about how I am drawn to both the beauty of nature and the artists, specifically Wolf Kahn, who create their own version of what they see. But sometimes photographs look like paintings. The photo at left was taken at the Deadvlei claypan inside Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the long-dead camel thorn trees at nearly sunset create a striking image. (Photographer unknown.)
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The Quiz - Caption the Photos
The Shameless Request
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The Kiosk of Resources
Imagine the photos are numbered left to right in rows top to bottom. Here are the credits:
- Unknown, but found at https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-optical-illusions-part2
- 2 Bartek Olszewski/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
- © Geert Weggenhe/ Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
- Kallol Mukherjee/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
- © Achim Sterna/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018
- © Mary McGowan/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018