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A large mural of the attraction, an amusement park, city
skyline, national park etc is painted on a wall as a
backdrop for visitors to take pictures in front of.
The picture is rotated 45 to 90 degrees counter
clockwise so the people
standing in front of it can be made to appear to be flying
over the area when the camera is similarly rotated to
match the angle of the background picture. When the
picture is viewed back at horizontal, the people that had
their pictures taken in front of the backdrop while
standing vertically now appear horizontal as well giving
the impression that they're defying gravity.
They can strike a flying superhero pose with their arms
in the air, which when rotated, would appear in the
picture to be their arms in front of them while they soar
over the area being visited.
Other illusion pictures could be created by having
backgrounds painted on the ground that people would lie
on while pictures were taken from an overhead. (see
The pictures would again be of the site being visited,
the people could appear to be soaring over each other,
holding each other up in the air in the palm of their hand
etc. They would be encouraged to be creative and I think
this would be a great attraction that would cost almost
nothing to create.
The background art would of course include promotional
captions of the attraction on the backdrop. "Flying High
Over Grand Canyon!" or "Soaring Over Waikiki" etc.
The common practice of doing stuff like this...
only on the ground or at an angle (or both) to allow these sorts of illusions to be created as postcards to help sell the attraction. [doctorremulac3, Dec 27 2020]
||Disneyland/Disneyworld offer "green screen" versions of this as one of the attractions.
||Im not seeing the thing where it looks like they're
when you rotate the picture.
||I'm seeing lots of Disney green screen stuff but it's
bunch of castles and mice.
||The mural will have to extend onto the ground as
well (with suitable perspective) unless its okay
for the photographs to cut off at or above the
||Though I dont know of vacation attractions
offering this exact thing, painted trompe-l'il
backdrops have been around for almost as long as
portrait photography itself.
||So have cameras. People are well baked and widely
known to exist as well but thanks for the insight.
||If only I had specified these are backdrops that are
turned at an angle so the vertically standing people
could appear to be flying when the picture is
taken at a matching angle to the backdrop then
viewed turned 90 degrees clockwise.
||Oh, certainly it is an original idea ... at least I
dont know of anyone doing EXACTLY this thing ...