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12-03-2012 07:16 AM

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Ever noticed how much color influences perception?
Two boxes. Take a look at the photos and let me what you think about relative size?
“View 1,

“View 2,

#1 is the on the left, #2 is on the right.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 06:41 PM

#2 looks larger and taller. There is more contrast between the different woods that attract the eye’s attention.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 12:25 AM

I never noticed that. Interesting.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 12:32 AM

I think #2 looks larger because it is closer to the camera. However, LOML accuses me of mis-perceiving reality all the time. :D

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 09:19 PM

#2 is longer.

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 09:22 PM

Yep! I noticed.
Sell/give ‘em to whomever.
Both are worthy.
Creepy how color can effect.
I won’t tell.


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#6 posted 12-04-2012 09:25 PM

I’m colorblind, so they look about the same to me :)

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 09:25 PM

I like #3 (in the back)... ;-)

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 06:03 AM

Both boxes are exactly the same height! #2 is less than 1/2” longer but from this view the difference cannot really be seen.
Some time ago I had noticed that certain colors can make a perceptual difference in size but never noticed it as much before.
Most women and clothes designers have known this for a long time, color makes a difference in the perceived size.

Being closer to the camera would definitely make a difference although I doubt there is enough here to make it appear taller.
Mr Ron, Larger in that it is longer only. :D
Topamax, most do not until it is pointed out.
AandCstyle, perhaps although I doubt there is enough difference to make it appear taller.
Fishinbo, correct although how you knew that from this picture I don’t understand, it is less than a 1/2” longer!
Bill, sweet! A very observant fellow! I am doing a little of both (sell, give), A gift for a friends children, he paid for materials and as a gift to him – my labor!
Ripthorn, Oh you cheater!!! LOL
HorizontalMike, (no more laying down on the job! LOL )
Me too, although I loved making all three! #1 and #2 are for my friend’s daughters and the one in back is for his son, so of course you might like it best!
I promise to post more pics and answer questions (if any) in an upcoming project!
Thanks for looking!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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