Pareidolia. I’m always looking for potential ‘faces’, especially in food. Many a times I’ll interrupt the assembly of my breakfast, whip out my phone, and . . .
Bagels are the most frequent targets because I cut them into four slices, exposing various air pockets. Combined with the center hole, it makes for a high probability of facial expressions . . . provided one has the imagination and desire to see them. I’m told some people can’t see them . . . the poor bastards.
Most of the photos are either immediately before or after the slices are toasted, but occasionally they come from the finished product . . .
The above can either be interpreted as a member of the cyclopic bagel tribe or a bagel with a black eye. I tend toward the former as the most obvious.
Bread also offers facial representations . . . in this next image, cinnamon and raisins bread.
While the above is happy, most bagels seem surprised or sleepy (possibly drugged) . . .
I almost didn’t include the above because it requires a fair amount of imagination to spot the visage . . . not so with this angry lemon slice . . .
For some of these, it helps if you’re not looking at the image from up close or very large. Meaning, people reading this on a phone (smaller screen) have a better chance of recognizing the facial features.
While it’s easy interpreting some visages, others aren’t as straightforward . . .
Angry? Evil? Constipated?
Who knows, but it sure scared this next guy! . . . or gal; it’s difficult to tell.
On the other hand, you can tell this next bagel is happy, and possibly a ghost . . .
. . . whereas this next bagel is definitely a specter . . .
I should stress that I make no physical or digital modifications to these visages aside from the postprocessing I would do with any photo. The details you see are what I saw.
I’ll end with three different images of the same angry slice of lemon. The difference is that the slice rotated while floating on the tea, showing how the same features can show different representations of visages . . . provided, once again, we have the imagination to see them.
. . . but all of them angry about having been thrown into a cup of tea . . .
Before I go, here’s the slideshow of the above. If you want to visit the SmugMug Gallery, click this LINK.
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