Project 365 Day 5 - January 5, 2017

by Kelly Williams January. 07, 2017 527 views

Title: Escher's Droste Effect

— The Droste effect (Dutch pronunciation: [drɔstə])  known as 'mise en abyme' in art – is the effect of a picture appearing within itself, in a place where a similar picture would realistically be expected to appear. The appearance is recursive: the smaller version contains an even smaller version of the picture, and so on. Only in theory could this go on forever; practically, it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows, which is relatively short, since each iteration geometrically reduces the picture's size. ["Droste Effect." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2017. ]

In this photograph, I took the effect even further by capturing a photo of the actual page of the blog displaying the photo ...

Tom Beddard, who's interests focus in computer graphics, information virtualization and interactive experiences, takes Escher's Droste Effect to an entirely different level. Feel free to view some of Tom's creative works at his website.

Photograph Details:

  • © Kelly R. Williams. All Rights Reserved.
  • Date: January 4, 2017 10:27 PM EST         
  • Camera: Nikon  D810               
  • Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II 
  • Exposure:  Manual                 
  • Exposure Time: 1/6 sec               
  • Aperture: f/5.6                 
  • ISO: 64 
  • Focal Length: 86mm 
  • Flash: No flash, Compulsory
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Tiffany Mueller 4 years, 9 months ago

This is really cool! I wasn't too familiar with the Droste effect before you made this post--thanks for sharing your knowledge. Also, Tom Beddard's work is truly amazing! 😍

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kelly Williams Replied to Tiffany Mueller 4 years, 9 months ago

Glad you liked it Tiffany, and that we 'both' learned something new. The "ART" of photography is simply endless!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited