Illusion and reality often exist side by side. They influence our perceptions, our feelings etc. The photographed scene looked completely normal, but it was not. To me it looked beautiful and unreal at the same time. Therefore I took the photo.
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SnapRJW (23538) 2011-11-17 0:34
Hello Wolfgang - Quite uncanny, I looked and looked and then I saw them! Quite a shame how the people in the illusion look so much happier than the 'real' people. To dream a dream? Clever and very well spotted and realised. Kind regards Rosemary
CLODO (26402) 2011-11-17 0:57
After looking at the 2 pictures, I prefer the B&W because it takes a longer time to discover the real (in bad mood) and the smiling fake.
snunney (72604) 2011-11-17 1:40
A very interesting and successful composition with a touch of the surreal about it. Everything is not as it seems as real life is in effect depicted seamlessly with the product of the artist's imagination.
dino94 (820) 2011-11-17 3:40
beautiful composition in which one has evil to distinguish reality and the illusion, especially on the version black and white.
Sergiom (45308) 2011-11-17 6:07
J'aime beaucoup le mélange du réel et du faux. Les seuls qui semblent avoir du plaisir dans l'image sont les faux. Les vrais ont plutôt une gueule de bois.
siudzi (27701) 2011-11-17 6:49
An interesting picture based on great and unique situation. Eye-catching effect. Well done and tfs!
Juzo (4284) 2011-11-17 6:51
Terrific title for this shot, they really blend in together well, a clever idea.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-11-17 6:56
A very nice shot with a perfect title. Real people live in illusion and when you see pictures like this, can't make out who are real and who are not. Very creative image.
holmertz (31226) 2011-11-17 7:06
A wonderful picture and not so very easy to understand. Your title is very suitable. Who are the cut-outs, who is real? Judging from your photos Kassel seems to offer surprises in almost any street.
willperrett (4065) 2011-11-17 7:47
An entirely appropriate title for a great and most unusual photograph. It really is a great "trompe l'oeil" scene. Illusion and Reality > Dream and Nightmare...
bema (26179) 2011-11-17 9:13
ein echter "Schanze", entfährt es mir da direkt aus der Feder.. sprich Tasatur!
nach meinem persönlichen Empfinden wirkt es in Farbe besser, die Kleider kontrastieren da viel besser!
schönene Abend, Gruß Bernd
digbymerry (3998) 2011-11-17 10:14
This is Wolfgang at his best. I am still trying to get my head around the photo but I love it.
saxo042 (33878) 2011-11-17 11:31
A funny picture with some very elegant and colourful people being mixed up with some badly dressed cartoons. Or is it vice versa?
vasilpro (40557) 2011-11-17 12:28
Wonderful composition, I like the way that you mixed the reality with the graffiti, excellent POV and timing, very good effect, I prefer the B&W version on WS, TfS!
zanzi (13040) 2011-11-17 12:29
I love it !
Great idea, perfectly done.
I personally prefer the color version since it looks more real.
cornejo (22452) 2011-11-17 12:36
Hallo Wolfgang, sehr gute Zusammensetzung gut gesehen und getan, gute und schöne Bild sehr scharf und farbenfroh, ein interessantes und sehr gut gemacht hervorragende Arbeit meines Freundes, meine Glückwünsche. Gute Nacht und schönes Wochenende.
Herzliche Grüße aus Andalusien.
dkmurphys (42431) 2011-11-18 1:47
A funny and interesting capture. Great combination between the reality and the illusion of the wall painture. Great work, enjoy a fine weekend.
marcan44 (6223) 2011-11-19 4:50
idea molto originale.
Alla fine, come dici nella nota, le figure umane sono inserite nella pittura murale e sembrano fare parte di essa.
Esecuzione e composizione dell'immagine perfette!!
macjake (45574) 2011-12-10 5:13
I can't believe i missed this one in your gallery.
what a visual!
which is real? which is not?
such an excellent idea to capture this.
it turned out very well indeed!
wonderful photo, as it puts a smile on my face.
iainsp (2626) 2012-03-12 4:42
Very impressive and very clever.
The 'real' people are perfectly positioned to reinforce the illusion you have created. This is a good few steps above the typical, quite common TE use of advertising or artistic material as background to real life. You have gone beyond background and foreground to present an integrated shot.
very well done, Iain