Agreed (with pictures, as with life): you often see what you want to see, hear what you want to hear. (Witness the current culture.)
As far as photos, as indicated a number of times before, this goes especially, and sometimes quite intriguingly, with images from space. Above, for example, one can imagine a dragon or cobra rearing its head from a galactic cloud; in others, faces; in still others, angels.
Yes, it takes some imagination.
But then again, the imagination, we may one day learn, can be the ultimate perceiving device.
No doubt you have seen the “faces” on Mars, captured in 1976. NASA insists it’s naught but a ‘huge rock formation … which resembles a human head … formed by shadows giving the illusion of eyes, nose, and mouth.’
We’ll take that under advisement.
Below is what looks like a man, but, as a correspondent, quoting an expert, wrote, it’s what they call a “Brocken Spectre”: a large shadow of an observer cast onto a cloud or mist.” When a person stands on a hill partially covered in mist or cloud, it seems, their shadow can be projected down onto the mist or cloud if the sun is behind them. “An optical illusion then makes the shadow appear gigantic and at a considerable distance away from them.”
Really? In this case?
How about the following, over China recently? It’s called a “scarf cloud,” or rare rainbow pileus cloud, captured in Haikou City.
How about the clouds of Jupiter?
Anything in them?
The “cosmic butterfly” (actual a star in its death throes). Certainly something here?
Below: Go ahead and laugh. But it’s an actual astronomy shot. “The eyes of this cunning smiling face are two bright galaxies and the smile is formed by a gravitational lensing,” Travel.com quotes experts as explaining.
Might it be saved for Halloween?
Or might this better fit the holiday?
That’s Asteroid T145. The real deal.
This is the first “unicorn” in space (actually, the Trifid Nebula):
Are “images” in the imagination or spirit, or are they one and the same?
Back on terra firma (earth’s), we took this shot during our last trip to Guadalupe in Mexico, in front of the old basilica. If nothing else, an accent on the Grace.