An image that purports to show a beach is anything but that.
The optical illusion was posted on Twitter, showing a blurred picture of what looks like the ocean and the darkened sky.
— nayem (@nxyxm) July 2, 2019
He said that it was the lower portion of a “car gate” that was damaged. He appears to be referring to a car door and didn’t offer further context.
“If you can see a beach, ocean sky, rocks and stars then you are an artist, But its not a painting its lower part of the car gate which needs to be repaired,” he wrote.
focus on dark side you will see car gate thanks
— nayem (@nxyxm) July 7, 2019
He implored viewers to “focus on [the] dark side” and “you will see [the] car gate.”
It’s a car door , the seal panel under it is damaged, the bend in the door gives illusion of beach , the seal panel is damaged and scratched which gives illusion of water on the edge of beach,
— nayem (@nxyxm) July 8, 2019
Numerous people thought it was a beach.
I saw a beach and you ruined it for me.
thanks for nothin’
— Angela Maples (@Sea_2Lake) July 7, 2019
I’ve looked at this picture every which way possible, the only thing I see is someone might be looking through a window at a beach. Maybe if we saw the whole picture of the car, then it’s possible we might get it.
— D B Derouen (@dbderouen) July 9, 2019
I saw beach. Then, after about 10 mins of staring I thought the pic was looking down on a tinfoil wrapped dish on the ground, maybe at a picnic. But I still mostly see beach.
— BadBilly1959 🦎 (@BBilly1959) July 8, 2019
— Belleza y Sexapil (@bellezasexapil) July 5, 2019
According to the National Institute of Heath’s (NIH) Eye Institute, “An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on your vision.” It has to do with the way the brain and eyes coordinate together to see an image.
“You live in a three-dimensional world, so your brain gets clues about depth, shading, lighting, and position to help you interpret what you see. But when you look at a two-dimensional image, your brain can be fooled because it doesn’t get the same clues,” it says.