What’s interesting about the term perspective is how it can mean some very different things. One, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, defines “a visible scene, especially: one giving a distinctive impression of distance.” Its other use applies to “a mental view or prospect,” or its third use stands for the interrelation of things that are mentally viewed.

So in this case, we’re gonna look at the peculiar cases that challenge the perspective and make it all just very confusing. Welcome to the subreddit Confusing Perspectives, which is a place “for puzzling perspectives, confusing angles, and missing context.”

With a whopping 1.3 million members, the community is a real powerhouse for mind-bender content that makes you look twice, thrice, and wonder if everything’s right.

#1

The White Lines Are Camels And The Black Are Their Shadows

The White Lines Are Camels And The Black Are Their Shadows

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Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

This is really cool!

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#2

Grinch Remake

Grinch Remake

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

This grinch is cute!

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#3

The Reflection Of The Lamp On The Sunglasses

The Reflection Of The Lamp On The Sunglasses

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

I want one with actual googly eyes

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Perspective is a beautiful thing. Not only does it refer to our state of mind, it also applies to photography. And since they represent a viewpoint from which things are seen in a particular way, both can be altered.

For the photographer, perspective is a summation of the relationship between objects in a photograph. The photograph is a two-dimensional representation of that three-dimensional world. So when we look at a photograph, we figure out spatial relationships by looking at the objects in the frame. Thanks to the camera, we are able to see a transition of a 3D scene that it captures to a 2D scene, which is its automatic and basic function.

But sometimes anomalies happen and the viewers encounter perspective distortion. It is a warping or transformation of an object and its surrounding area that differs significantly from what the object would look like with a normal focal length, due to the relative scale of nearby and distant features.

#4

What An Amazing View!

What An Amazing View!

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

Annnndddd apparently I'm an artist!!!

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#5

Dog In The Bag

Dog In The Bag

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh damn, it took me 30 sec to realise it wasn't one😂

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#6

Dog On Bear Blanket

Dog On Bear Blanket

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
1 month ago

3D blanket!

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And when it comes to the perspectives we have in mind, they are something fundamentally unique to every person. It’s our interpretation of information gathered through our senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. This is woven together to form a picture that is then tinted and shaded by society, culture, education, family beliefs, and the media as well as our individual ‘evidence’ gained throughout life.

This is the reason why family members, husbands and wives, and best friends can interpret the same situation totally differently. Moreover, some of our perceptions are heavily influenced by assumptions which may or may not be correct. This is why we’re often burdened by feelings of negativity, anxiety, and frustration.

The good news is that changing perspective, your own interpretation of reality, is what will make you move forward past the challenges.

#7

Young Girl Posing With A Bag Of Popcorn

Young Girl Posing With A Bag Of Popcorn

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

I SEE IT!!!

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#8

Fooled Me

Fooled Me

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

At first glance I did too! ´––`

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#9

My Frozen Windscreen

My Frozen Windscreen

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

All i see is three guys in a boat trying to figure out how they will pass the huge iceberg

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#10

A Shot Of Burning Man That Looks Like A Solar System

A Shot Of Burning Man That Looks Like A Solar System

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kristy sickles
Community Member
1 month ago

Intergalactic Planetary

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#11

Alf Wearing Sunglasses

Alf Wearing Sunglasses

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
1 month ago

Alf!

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#12

This Looks Hilarious!

This Looks Hilarious!

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

The permanent shoulder shrug.

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#13

Our Neighbors’ Balcony, And Their Ficus Tree Named Ben, Lined Up Perfectly With The Horizon

Our Neighbors’ Balcony, And Their Ficus Tree Named Ben, Lined Up Perfectly With The Horizon

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kristy sickles
Community Member
1 month ago

Hi Ben

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#14

What In The World!

What In The World!

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

This is gru as a baby

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#15

This Cat Assembling Itself

This Cat Assembling Itself

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Buy now the self assembling cat!! It comes in its own box and don't need instructions

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#16

I Swear There’s Four Of Us

I Swear There’s Four Of Us

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Well I can confirm that the caption is false and there is no one with camouflage

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#17

Cat Enjoying A Rock Concert

Cat Enjoying A Rock Concert

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Mewsic 🎵

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#18

Any Interstellar Fans Out There?

Any Interstellar Fans Out There?

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Danieletc
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought of teh Beatles greates hits albums, taken on balconies.

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#19

If You Look Closely

If You Look Closely

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A B C
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, crop tops are the go-to this year again, so could as well have been.

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#20

I Laughed So Hard At Myself, I Figured I Can’t Keep This From The World

I Laughed So Hard At Myself, I Figured I Can’t Keep This From The World

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Yoinks!
Community Member
1 month ago

(Chewbacca noises)

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#21

My Daughter, Where's The Rest Of Her?! Ohh I See, Do You?

My Daughter, Where's The Rest Of Her?! Ohh I See, Do You?

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Photographer is on the raised garden, she is behind the wall.

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#22

Dog On A Beach

Dog On A Beach

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Kira Okah
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

As an accompaniment to this: the last time this was posted, my mate tried making sense of it. Here - hope it helps ^^ dug-6124b2...da-png.jpg dug-6124b2c0810da-png.jpg

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#23

So Good

So Good

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

this one is great

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#24

That's A Nice Lineup

That's A Nice Lineup

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Kai Scadden
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol

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#25

Cat Shapes Like A Bird

Cat Shapes Like A Bird

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A B C
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww, I just love black cats <3

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#26

Never Skip Arm Day

Never Skip Arm Day

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Susan Bosse
Community Member
1 month ago

The hand on the hip goes with his facial expression. Ha

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#27

Nice Legs

Nice Legs

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N G
Community Member
1 month ago

Zoom 2020

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#28

This Is A Puddle

This Is A Puddle

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Miruku_Spilt
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought it was a forest... darn you captions!!!

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#29

Hate When This Happens

Hate When This Happens

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 month ago

Grand Theft Auto. Squirrel city

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#30

Sharp Teeth Boy

Sharp Teeth Boy

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Brandy Dor
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh Grandma, what BIG teeth you have!

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#31

What A Beautiful Wedding Dress

What A Beautiful Wedding Dress

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

He rocks it

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#32

The Eagle Statue On South Station Turns Into A Pirate At Night

The Eagle Statue On South Station Turns Into A Pirate At Night

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

Arrrr!

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#33

Close-Up View Of Jupiter

Close-Up View Of Jupiter

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tail_bite
Community Member
1 month ago

nice try

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#34

Just Two Persons Holding A Mirror

Just Two Persons Holding A Mirror

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Couch potato
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw this very different for a while 🤣

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#35

We Got A Floater

We Got A Floater

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HoneyBun Arts
Community Member
1 month ago

The other horse is walking away from the crime scene…

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#36

Dog Put His Head Inside A Doll House

Dog Put His Head Inside A Doll House

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A B C
Community Member
1 month ago

Do you have a minute to talk about our Lord and Saviour... Oh, it is you, hooman. I love you <3

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#37

Despicable Me Legs

Despicable Me Legs

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Another stick-girl

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#38

Is That Dude Wearing Clothes?

Is That Dude Wearing Clothes?

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Sabse
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Bwahahaha. Looks like 3 Persons.

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#39

This Old Motherboard Looks Like An Egyptian Temple

This Old Motherboard Looks Like An Egyptian Temple

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Brian Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

That is cool and the reason why you are having computer problems...

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#40

My Cat Seems To Have Misplaced His Body Somewhere

My Cat Seems To Have Misplaced His Body Somewhere

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

They are so liquid that they enter the pavements now!

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#41

Congratulations, You Played Yourself

Congratulations, You Played Yourself

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Life is ?
Community Member
1 month ago

He threw a graduation party.

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#42

I Initially Thought These Were Small Bushes In A Gravel Flower Bed. Nope. Boston Protest 2020

I Initially Thought These Were Small Bushes In A Gravel Flower Bed. Nope. Boston Protest 2020

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
1 month ago

At least they're not throwing away good tea this time

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#43

The Reflections Of Ceiling Lights Appear To Be Alien Ships Descending On Shreveport

The Reflections Of Ceiling Lights Appear To Be Alien Ships Descending On Shreveport

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Susan Bosse
Community Member
1 month ago

Would anyone notice if they did? It is Shreveport and Louisiana, after all.

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#44

Stop!what The Heck Are You Doing Over There! This Is Not A Public Toil.. Oh, Never Mind

Stop!what The Heck Are You Doing Over There! This Is Not A Public Toil.. Oh, Never Mind

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A B C
Community Member
1 month ago

lol

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#45

Man With Curly Hair About To Dive Into The Water

Man With Curly Hair About To Dive Into The Water

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

With 5 arms.

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#46

Just A Guy Wearing A Hoodie

Just A Guy Wearing A Hoodie

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

The true Mr Invisible

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#47

Just A Female Centaur Cooking

Just A Female Centaur Cooking

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Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

With a dog you will never prepare or eat food alone again.

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#48

The Sky Is Missing Some Pixels

The Sky Is Missing Some Pixels

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Couldn't load, try upgrading your pc

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#49

This Cow Has No Body

This Cow Has No Body

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy cow

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#50

Girl Scratches Her Back And It Looks Like A Horror Movie

Girl Scratches Her Back And It Looks Like A Horror Movie

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT. WHAT IS THIS

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