Photography is a tricky form of media. It’s hard to get the lighting and shadows just right to capture the moment you’re after, and sometimes things don’t come out quite as you’d expect. Light refractions, lens flares, and other bits of trickery have been known to make certain aspects of photos hard to discern. Remember the blue and black versus white and gold dress debate that took over the internet a few years ago? Well, there are plenty more incredibly tricky pictures floating around the internet that will make you do a double-take. Be prepared to scratch your head and wonder what you’re looking at as you check out these tricky pictures!
A Starry Puddle
This first picture should give you a moment of confusion. When you first look at the image, it appears to be a simple photo of the night sky. However, as you take in the full length of the image, you’ll realize that all is not as it seems. A Reddit post explains that the photographer of this photo tried to take a picture of the reflection of some trees in a puddle. The gravel on the road gave the appearance of a starry night sky. See the rippling of the water toward the bottom?