Fata Morganas Make Fantastic Castles Appear Over the Ocean
In past centuries, sailors were sometimes surprised to see upside-down ships sailing in the sky, or elaborate castles built on the ocean. When they turned towards them, these apparitions vanished. The illusions, called The Fata Morgana, can still be seen today if the witches are in a mood the weather's right.
Power of optical illusions :) You see water surface, where there's just sand and rocks. Still exploring in my archives, in a long, rainy, windy winter day….In other words, I need an optical illusion right here, right now too ;) Wadi Rum, Jordan, January 2012 Here is the original one: www.flickr.com/photos/vincenzopisani/6762203765/in/set-72...
Fata Morgana: an unusual and complex form of superior mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon. It is an Italian phrase derived from the vulgar Latin for "fairy" and the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, from a belief that these mirages, often seen in the Strait of Messina, were fairy castles in the air or false land created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their death.
Fata Morgana Mirage
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fata_Morgana_%28mirage%29 La Fata Morgana è una forma complessa e insolita di miraggio che si può scorgere all'interno di una stretta fascia al di sopra dell'orizzonte. Esso fa riferimento alla fata Morgana della mitologia celtica, che induceva nei marinai visioni di fantastici castelli in aria o in terra per attirarli e quindi condurli a morte. Tale fenomeno, che può essere osservato a terra o in mare, nelle regioni polari o nei deserti,;distorce enormemente l’oggetto…
Dreaming of Fata Morgana - Runway Journal
Dreaming of Fata Morgana (2013) is a series of photographs by Sydney-based artist Tanya Dyhin that draws on the representation of the island as an illusionary place to explore ideas of perception and experience.