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Behind the Lens - Linear Perspective

This series of photographs illustrates the visual device known as linear perspective. Linear perspective is the impression of depth given by converging parallel lines and changes of subject scale between foreground and background elements.

This image is made distinctive because of its linear perspective. By being above the thousands of Jayhawk fans and framing down the several blocks of Mass. the viewer has the illusion of depth and scale even on the two-dimensional surface of a photograph. Both the dark shapes of the buildings and the bright street lights lead the eye to a point of convergence down the street and over the crowd gathered to celebrate KU's basketball championship Monday, April 7, 2008. This photo was taken from the roof of the Eldridge Hotel looking south.

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