Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

“I am Oz. The great and powerful.”

I learned a new word: pareidolia, “a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists,” according to Wikipedia.

My brain saw this corkscrew as the Wizard of Oz, for an upcoming macro challenge (on Flickr)

Thanks for your views and comments -- always much appreciated.

P.S. The image looks more like Zardoz, a strange figure in an old Sean Connery post-apocalyptic movie that was influenced by the Wizard of Oz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zardoz
Interesting info and great shot! My mind keeps seeing one of those knockers you see on doors.
posted May 24th, 2017  
Great word. I see faces in the back end of cars all the time, and my daughter thinks I am crazy.
posted May 25th, 2017  
@cjphoto @houser934 Thanks -- I started seeing faces everywhere once I tried looking for them (like the half and half challenge, even though I'm not taking the photos)
posted May 25th, 2017  
I hope you don't need a psychiatrist instead, haha. You got me mixed up with what you said. A great shot. I think that a person with a camera in hand is all the time looking for anything possible to shoot at.
posted May 25th, 2017  
@sangwann That's true! This project has made me notice so much more as I go about my day.
posted May 25th, 2017  
LOL Love it.
posted May 25th, 2017  
Kei
I totally see the wizard of oz hahaha. Pareidolia is one of my fave words lol
posted May 25th, 2017  
That's a new word for me and a very cool one at that! Awesome macro image! :-)
posted May 26th, 2017  
Ha ha ha ha, so funny! YES, the Wizard of Oz!!
posted May 26th, 2017  
I like it.
posted May 27th, 2017  
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