Hey, that isn't a real city!
February 20, 2011 11:33 AM Subscribe
Why can I tell the difference between an aerial shot and a picture of a model?
posted by shesaysgo to Science & Nature (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
is a picture of a miniature/model city. How can my eyes tell that it's not real? Especially if it were real, any detail in the building and trees would be too small for my eyes to pick up.
The only thing I can think of, is that if you were to look at both of them close up, there are more flaws and variances in color, texture, etc in the life-size buildings. Can I really tell the difference when the shot is taken that far away from a real source? Or is it a lighting thing that my brain can pick up?