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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Pareidolias - Sculptured Rock And Stone Formations

Searching for motifs made by nature is my passion. I found many sculptured rock and stone formations looking like animals or faces and more. And after capturing nice abstract shapes of cave walls, suddenly figures of any kind appeared while viewing them in big on my PC.

In this thread feel free to show us your pareidolias.

The only rule: It should be one of the following:
Rock formations - non ball shaped rocks like in my first post.
Ball shaped stone formations - mostly made by fluvial erosion like in my second post.
Closeups or macros from cave walls, which shows figures of any kind - like in my third post.

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Example for not ball shaped rock formations.

Pareidolias are a funny thing. Each person see different things. Or one person see something, but others not. This is a rock formation made by natural erosion. For me it looks like a sitting bird or dog looking to the sea. What do you see? And for me it is like an icon for this sand beach at Parangtritis on Java island in Indonesia. But most tourist just take photos of rocks without seeing this sculpture of a bird, made by nature.

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Example for ball shaped stone formation by fluvial erosion.

White frog sculpture from white stone made by fluvial erosion 2 at Parangtritis beach on Java, Indonesia. Now hide from sand. Because nobody else captured this motif that time, I am the only one, who is able to offer it.

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Example for closeup from cave walls showing figures of any kind.

Abstract shapes on a golden yellow flowing stone wall in a cave. The dripstone shows a pareidolia we could imagine a dog face with its snout.

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Sharon Williams Eng

1 Month Ago

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Ghostly face imagined in the dirt and smears in a window pane.

 

Barbados Bathseba Beach

Bathsheba Beach Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

The long stretch of sandy beach is lined with palm trees & the ancient coral reef rock formations.

 

M G Whittingham

1 Month Ago

Sometimes it is what is not there that is interesting... This can only be seen from the sky.

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Yuri Tomashevi

1 Month Ago

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@ Yuri: Yes, I see also the guardian.-) If I got it right, it is an icon which many people see it like this, right?

 

L A Feldstein

1 Month Ago

This is a flow of mineral deposits on the walls of the Grand Canyon, which inspired my painting Mountain Specter (below)

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Where I saw two women in long, flowing dresses

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@ L A:
Great work! And yes, I see the same.

And you give me the reason to show here a similar one from me:

Devil meets two angels in heaven. Abstract art made by nature. Dripstone closeup in a cave. Fantasy backdrop in bright colors with sacral mood. The mat grainy surface makes it more natural.

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If I were good like you L A, I might make a painting art from this.

 

L A Feldstein

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Kall3bu. A great deal of my ideas come from nature. Interesting shapes are everywhere -- rocks, trees, mountains, etc

I am glad you posted this thread.

 

James Brunker

1 Month Ago

One of many surreal volcanic rock formations in the remote deserts of the Lipez region in southwest Bolivia, one of my favourite regions for exploring
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Marlin and Laura Hum

1 Month Ago

Perce Rock Gaspe Texturized by Marlin and Laura Hum

Perce Rock Gaspe Texturized

We were privileged to see the famous Perce Rock in Gaspe, Quebec, Canada, this summer. It is a huge rock formation with a hole for which it was named (perce means pierced in French). This beautiful view of the Perce Rock was photographed and a texturized effect was added.

 

Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@James: What a wonderful nature work! Alien is what you see. A skull of a sheep is what I see. These different imaginations makes it exciting. Bolivia was on my travel dream plans when I was still a pupil of secondary school. Now you gave me a total different reason to keep it in mind and do it one time.

@Marlin and Laura: The perce rock looks fantastic!

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

1 Month Ago

Not sure if this fits this theme but these are natural Bluffs in NYS

Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@Rose: Things I should have include in my description. Yes, it fits. I love it.

 

M G Whittingham

1 Month Ago

Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Best place I have ever been to for sculpted rock (if you don't mind dusty caves).

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Antelope Canyon is indeed a fantastic place. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to travel there yet.

 

Hamilton Pool Texas

Hamilton Pool Texas Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

This watercolor painting captures the view from inside the cave at Hamilton Pool Preserve. The cave is a natural grotto with a swimming hole fed by lovely small waterfalls.

Natural erosion from an underground river created the pool & minerals in the water flowing from above create stalactites in the cave ceiling.

The color of the water & flow rate change with the season & rainfall.

No matter the weather, this scenic landmark landscape can be enjoyed year-round. Explore the hiking trails, Pedernales river & beautiful Texas Hill Country views.

This is a popular beloved travel destination for Austin Texas area visitors & locals.

 

L A Feldstein

1 Month Ago

This is a photograph from Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park in Washington State. It was the basis for my watercolor Quest for Solitude, below.

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Quest for Solitude watercolor painting

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Yuri Tomashevi

1 Month Ago

Sail is down … but Snow Sail is up.

A small yacht is finding its way in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Sail is down on the yacht...

Yet .. directly over the yacht on a slope of a nearby mountain … there is a huge snow spot resembling a sail...

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Steven Clark

1 Month Ago


An image from Ecola State Park looking toward Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast.


 

Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@Yuri: Nice Pareidolia.

 

Arched Rock Sonoma Coast California

Coastal Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

This vibrant, colorful watercolor painting captures Arched Rock Sonoma Coast California. The ever-moving coastal fog adds even more beauty to the dramatic coastline off Pacific Coast Highway 1 Bodega Bay.

The beach is named for that big rock in the ocean with a hole in the middle creating a keyhole arch.

The coastline is in constant evolution. The power of the waves & tides alters the seascape. Cliffs get eroded, sea stacks get created, sandy beaches come & go.

 

A Natural Primordial Scream

 

Tatiana Travelways

1 Month Ago

I'm not familiar with this term, but maybe this one can apply...

Rock formations in Grand Canyon Arizona

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PS: I have another I took long time ago with my first PS digital camera, which I haven't uploaded to FAA because of poor resolution. But I have so many that I haven't uploaded here - it's just impossible :)

 

Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

Dear members:
When you upload here, please include/describe what (kind of pareidolia) you see.
Like keyhole from Carlin, Primordial Scream from Tdp or Tatiana could have include she see a face/human head or so.

Thank you for all the post until here!

Even I also like the ones without that pareidolia related work. In this thread there should be a pareidolia and should have stone in any kind included like rock formation or fluvial ball shaped stones or cave walls or hill walls. No woods or plants here right now, please.

And whatever you might see: faces, animals, THINGS (thx to Rose again for that nice example) and of course no must, but always very very welcomed: real painting art from you with or without a photography which inspired you. Great example here from L A!

Let´s search for more pareidolias and post here.

Also allowed:
Posting and asking first, what we might see. And later give a comment, what you (the artists) see in it. Its big fun, how different our imaginations can be.

 

L A Feldstein

1 Month Ago

It took me a while to find this photograph of rock formations at the Grand Canyon in Arizona because it's on an old camera. I saw people and it inspired several paintings, below, Women on the Rocks and Colorful Ghosts. I had no idea there was a word for this sort of thing!

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Women on the Rocks

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Colorful Ghosts

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Kall3bu

1 Month Ago

@ L A Feldstein: Another great example and wonderful art work. Thank you!

 

Carolyn Derstine

1 Month Ago

This rock is aptly named "Lion Rock" and is located along Arcadia Beach on the Oregon coast. It looks like a resting lion viewing the setting sun.

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Etretat Aval Cliffs Arch and Needle

Etretat Cliffs Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

This watercolor painting captures Etretat Cliffs glowing in sunlight with reflections on the sea. Étretat in Normandy France is famous for dramatic seaside rock formations. White chalk cliffs tower high over the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean & pebbly beach.

Erosion carved the arch Aval Door, Porte d'Aval & the pointed needle rock, L'Aiguille.

 

John Twynam

1 Month Ago

Reynisfjara in Iceland. Standing on this beach and looking south, there's basically no land between you and Antarctica. The western edge of Africa comes close, and there's a couple of small islands (Azores and Cape Verde), but that's it.

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Tony Singarajah

1 Month Ago

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Natural Bridge Bryce Canyon Utah

Natural Bridge Utah Watercolor Painting Print by Carlin Blahnik

This watercolor painting captures the Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon National Park. These arches & upright finger-like hoodoos were created by erosion as rainwater & ice dissolved minerals that hold rocks together.

Lovely shapes occur when easily eroded minerals wash away & resistant minerals remain.

The beautiful red rock arch window frames a valley of green ponderosa pine forest & distant hills on the horizon. In time, the arch cap rock will erode & create new hoodoos in the remaining upright formations.

Such incredible natural sculptures!

 

James Brunker

28 Days Ago

The Milky Way above a volcanic rock formation called The Condor in the remote deserts of the Lipez region in southwest Bolivia. Bolivia's a spectacular country with amazing scenery and plenty of culture Kall3bu, well worth visiting if you get the chance!
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Patti Deters

28 Days Ago

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"Valley of Fire - Poodle Rock" by Patti Deters. If you've ever been to Valley of Fire in Nevada, you've probably seen this cliff formation that looks like the profile of a dog or some other animal (bear?) This type of seeing things in nature is called "pareidolia" - kind of like staring at the clouds on a summer day looking for animal or face shapes. Please enjoy more of my (scenic, landscape, mountains and more!) images at patti-deters.pixels.com.

 

Patti Deters

28 Days Ago

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Valley of Fire - Face in the Rock" by Patti Deters. This is a vertical landscape photograph of a huge desert boulder that appears to have a face in the rocky markings. Formed at Valley of Fire in Nevada. Please enjoy more of my (nature, outdoor, travel) images at patti-deters.pixels.com.

 

Kall3bu

28 Days Ago

James: ´Bolivia's a spectacular country with amazing scenery and plenty of culture Kall3bu, well worth visiting if you get the chance!´
James is already the second member here, who remembered me my travel plans at high school. Yes, Bolivia was indeed another country, I was interested in visiting. Thank you for one more reason to go there.

And all other posts here bring up travel wishes, too.
Thanks to all for the great examples!

 

Kall3bu

28 Days Ago

Time to show you my personal favorite of my pareidolias.
Parangtritis beach was in the past for me just a normal wide sand beach. And yes, also great for sunset photos with reflections. But then I walked until one end of this beach, where rocks nearly block us to pass. There I found my first pareidolias.

This example here took a long time until I got what I see. There was something special in that photo, but what? Then suddenly I saw it: A baby in a womb! Hey, I am pretty sure that many of you do not agree with it and see nothing or just something else. But I see the baby in womb. Even nearly all other examples in my Pareidolia collection on pixels.com are much clearer in what pareidolia they show, until now this is still my favorite.

#Abstract shapes of an unborn baby in womb. A sculptor art by nature, fluvial formed. Photo taken at Parangtritis beach, Java, Indonesia. Now it is covered by two meter beach sand. Seems like I was the only one, who saw this view and took this unique photo in macro. Pareidolia art.#

Btw: There was a time, the sand was taken partly from the sea again. So I hoped to capture this and other motifs again with my new camera. But unfortunately until now the sand is still covering it.

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M G Whittingham

28 Days Ago

Antelope Canyon in Arizona...

 

James Brunker

26 Days Ago

This is one of a number of surreal rock formations in the famous Valle de la Luna / Moon Valley near San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. I don't think it has a name, I can easily imagine it being the head of a long dead dinosaur staring up into the skies from the lifeless landscape. I'm sure others can see other things....!
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Kall3bu

26 Days Ago

@ James:
In the first second I saw a part of the Sphinx - the right part of your dinosaur head, with the eye looking to the right. But directly after that I indeed saw also this big open mouth of what? Yes, I agree, a dinosaur makes for me also the closed sense. Creeping out of a whole maybe? Nice example! And the background put us also in another kind of world, fits to thousands of years back.

 

M G Whittingham

25 Days Ago

Another fun light abstraction from Antelope Canyon.

 

Kall3bu

25 Days Ago

@M G:
Fantastic photography indeed! But where is the pareidolia? What do you see in your photography? Animal? Face? Chiems?
Please only upload pareidolias in this thread. Thank you.

 

James Brunker

25 Days Ago

Here's a black and white version of the dinosaur-like rock formation I posted earlier in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The more I look at it the more I like the idea of it being the head of dinosaur merging into the lifeless landscape. There have been some impressive discoveries of remains of dinosaurs in the deserts of northern Chile and southern Peru, and also in neighbouring Argentina and Bolivia. Afaik there have not been any in this particular area yet, though it wouldn't be a surprise if there was one day.....
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Kall3bu

24 Days Ago

Before I changed to a premium membership on FAA around two weeks ago, this photo was the most viewed one,

Two smiling Buddha faces made by rock formation and fluvial erosion of a white stone at Parangtritis beach on Java, Indonesia. Now hidden from sand, which makes it unique, because only me captured it that moment.

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If you move just a few centimeter to the right or left or up, the faces would not appear like that.

 

Kall3bu

20 Days Ago

Another example from me. I hope it motivates other artists uploading their pareidolias too.

A gnome below a stalactite. An imagination which comes from a closeup from a flowing stone. These abstract shapes on a dripstone are on a cave wall.

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David Choate

20 Days Ago

A face in the sandstone of Lower Antelope Canyon...

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David Choate

20 Days Ago

One of the elephants of the "Elephant Walk" rock formation in Arches National Park....

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Kall3bu

20 Days Ago

@David:
Fantastic examples! Thank you!

 

Her Arts Desire

20 Days Ago

This image was taken hiking on a trail in Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. What I see in the rock formation on the left is the image of a face looking out and perhaps more importantly keeping watch over the canyon lands.

Canyon de Chelly

 

Her Arts Desire

20 Days Ago

Taken in Bryce Canyon National Park looked to me like a caterpillar or some other type of creature making its way along the top of the hillside.

Bryce Canyon National Park

 

Kall3bu

20 Days Ago

@Her arts desire:
Wonderful examples!
I guess, the caterpillar - or what ever we see in it - is visible like that from many perspectives.
The face you captured instead seems to be visible from exactly that perspective only, which makes it for me more interesting. Not everyone will see it while passing by.

 

David Choate

20 Days Ago

I see more than one pareidolia in this image...all fully outlined in my artwork's description

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Kall3bu

20 Days Ago

@David:
What a great scenery and worth it to read in your description. Thx for not directly sharing your fantasy here, so others like me are able to try to find out ourselves, what we see here.

 

Kall3bu

19 Days Ago

Two smiling Buddha faces made by rock formation and fluvial erosion of a white stone at Parangtritis beach on Java, Indonesia. Now hidden from sand, which makes it unique, because only me captured it that moment. Edit version.

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Zeus in Particularized Aspects of Oak



"...It was in the coldness of January that I happened past what remained of a mighty oak, on the escarpment overlooking the hamlet of Palenville. And the year was 2009. ..."

 

Kall3bu

19 Days Ago

Tdp: Great example and funny

 

James Brunker

16 Days Ago

Not sure if it strictly counts as pareidolia as it is partly man made, this large face is said to be of the great Andean creator god Viracocha who figures prominently in Andean ancient creation legends. It is made of natural formations that have been altered by the Incas and is on the side of the rocky mountain that overlooks Ollantaytambo (an important Inca town and ceremonial centre) in the Sacred Valley near Cusco, Peru.
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James Brunker

16 Days Ago

Dawn mist in one of the extensive and surreal regions of volcano rock outcrops and formations in southwest Bolivia. You can see / imagine all sorts of figures in these depending on the light. The profile of a face on the right is pretty obvious in this one, imaginative Catholics would also probably see a figure of the Virgin Mary (facing right) holding a child in the centre
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Kall3bu

16 Days Ago

@James:
Well, if I would be strictly, it might not count as pareidolia made by nature. But I like it very much. Others might do not know the background of the history and would think it is just natural pareidolia. I thank you very much for this nice example.
And you remember me one scenery I captured here very close to my house in Indonesia: It looks like a monkey and depending on the kind of view, maybe others would not know it was made by humans, who work in a quarry. And even these workers did not know, that they were creating this face of a monkey. They just followed the less strong stones to take away and the result got this. Really funny. I should go there again, if it already disappeared or not.
So, my example is also not strictly fit with my own theme, but interesting, right?
I should have made a wider theme range of pareidolias maybe. I thought there would be to many, if I allow to many kinds of pareidolias. Maybe later I will open a new thread for ALL kinds of pareidolias, after this thread - whenever - will be closed.

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Not sharp and to bad for sale, but here just to give an idea of the quarry.

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Kall3bu

16 Days Ago

@James: Human figures in the rocks is a fantastic scenery. If I would live there I would go there regularly to capture different moods. The mood in your photography is great!

 

Kall3bu

14 Days Ago

Small reminder: Search for pareidolias in your collection and add here.

Kissing stones close up in white. A sculptor art by nature. The one on the right looks like a skeleton. Photo taken at Parangtritis beach, Java, Indonesia. Now it is covered by 2 meter beach sand. Seems like I was the only one, who saw this view and took this unique photo.

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Steven Ralser

14 Days Ago

Shiprock with dike northwest New Mexico

Shiprock with dike northwest New Mexico

 

Kall3bu

14 Days Ago

@Steven: Thank you for this wonderful example. I love it.

 

David Choate

14 Days Ago

From Arches National Park...



 

Steven Clark

14 Days Ago


Beautiful blue hour light over Bandon Beach on the Oregon Coast.


 

Kall3bu

14 Days Ago

Ah, it was a good idea to remind here.

David and Steven C:
Fantastic examples too! Thank you!

 

Kall3bu

11 Days Ago

Green red monochrome abstract background from a scratched stonewall in a quarry in full frame. A green snowman.



 

Kall3bu

7 Days Ago

Smooth abstract shapes from two kinds of gnomes or trolls on golden yellow cave wall. The flowing stone is soft blur, grainy and glittering like marble.

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AWAY - Abbie Shores

7 Days Ago

Did you not read the rules? Here you go https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=260080

 

Kall3bu

3 Days Ago

This thread will be closed in 2 days. It would be nice, if you have some images fits with the theme and post it here. Seems like the theme was to special by reducing it on stone related examples. Maybe be later I will open a new thread, but then with ALL KINDS of pareidolias.

Here are my last examples, which hopefully remember you about some images you have and can post here.

Closeup from a skull of an animal in golden yellow colors with black border made by fluvial erosion of coast rock stones at Parangtritis beach on Java island in Indonesia, good for Halloween.



Yellow white kissing stones close up. A sculptor art by nature. The one on the right looks like a skeleton. Good for Halloween. Photo taken at Parangtritis beach, Java, Indonesia. Now it is covered by 2 meter beach sand. Seems like I was the only one, who saw this view and took this unique photo.

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Smooth abstract shapes on cream white flowing stone cave wall, which looks like cave painting of a bird.

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A white snowman chiseled in a stonewall in black and white monochrome. In real a result from scratched rock in a quarry.



 

L A Feldstein

3 Days Ago

Photo study for Wishbone Mountain

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Wishbone Mountain watercolor

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Fantom in the Weathered Bluestone

 

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