Did I put two?
Good work, then....
Seriously, I have a liddle iddy-biddy test for those of us who like to draw, paint, sculpt, and eat pizza. Lessee who can catch this ball and who misses.
The scene! From up in the air, like you are in a balloon...the gondola, actually, but no need to be too fussy.... YOU are looking down at an either very brave or very foolish artist/observer. (Brave being spelled f-o-o-l-i-s-h.) He or she! is facing a herd of giant sauropods....or horses....or dragons-take your pick!...and they are all lined up, side-by-side, but all of them on the same line. Imagine an unlucky quarterback alone facing the opposing team. Sort of like this:
I I I I I <-----These are the beasts!
. <-----That little dot is our artist!
All the beasts are lined up parallel to one another, all facing the same direction, looking forward. The artist is facing them.
What does our intrepid artist see? To me, it is obvious. Can you all get it right? Or will there be arguments about fish-eye camera lenses? The artist is using his/her eyes. The assumption can be made that he/she can see the beasts all at once, but ONLY FROM THAT SINGLE VANTAGE POINT.
What do you say?
Well....some got it right, some got it wrong. Scott and Orionides got it right, the others did not, seeming to think the POV question being asked was POV gondola. For those who want to do realistic prehistoric animals, learn perspective, learn at least a little about parallax. Measuring pixels in GIMP means nothing if one cannot apply the knowledge in actual practice.
Scott Hartman is a measurer who took the bother to read and provided us with a concise, easy to understand, and perfectly accurate text description. Orionides sent me a Muro drawing, which was also correct. Bravo to both of them!!!!!!
To be kind, I'll hazard a guess that many who read this journal thought it is a trick question. Nopers, it ain't.