M.C. Escher Would Love This Photograph

You may need to click/enlarge the image to see the subtlety of the optical illusion.  Then the question to ponder will be whether this is the result of image editing, or whether it was created by clever woodcrafting with veneer.

Photo from Erik Minnema's photostream, via.

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Clearly not done in photoshop. The only clever thing about this is the shadow, and as stated before it is possibly just pencil on the wood. So there may have just been a photographer out there that understands the concept of how to create a shadow that does something for the image. I'm not impressed...
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Not a photoshop.

The block on the right is tapered to the front along 3 sides until it ends up being a flat sheet of paperwood. Roughed up grain in the front is there to make it look like it's a different side when it's really the same flat surface by that point.

What gave it away for me was that some of the shadows were created by pencil.

Larger image here: www.flickr.com/photos/35739691@N05/3308876734/sizes/l/
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No photoshop. No veneer. Two different sized 1x1's on top of each other. The screws different directions. Fingertips carefully placed creates the illusion as your brain tries to make the object fit two different ideas.
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