I’ve been taking pictures of fairies. Not literal fairies, or at least I assume not. I take pictures of nature and see if I can see the illusion of faces in the foliage, branches and leaves. This is not as easy as it sounds. Usually nothing is seen, but on occasion an image appears.
I wondered if there would be any difference between daytime pareidolia and nighttime pareidolia. There should be no difference as pareidolia is what it is. I took some pictures of foliage at night and discovered a difference. Daylight fairies tend to be more whimsical, more jovial. However, the nighttime fairies are darker…more sinister as they snarl at you from behind leaves. I can’t explain why this is so. It couldn’t possibly be genuine fairies staring back at us?
Above is an example. The daylight fairy is a teatime fairy, a handsome chap holding a teacup under his chin. The nighttime fairy is a top hat fairy. He is a scarier character, with black bulbous eyes (or sunglasses) and a frown. Notice there seems to be another face behind his top hat.
The other dark fairies seem to snarl or look ghostly. Yet, I’d suggest nighttime fairies are not evil; they are just different. I imagine daylight fairies feel superior to their nighttime fairy brethren. I think dark fairies are just misunderstood. Maybe that is why dark fairies have a chip on their shoulder.
Below is another picture. Take at look at the top image and see if you can detect faces. Then check out the picture below where I circled faces. They may not be immediately obvious, but with a bit of imagination you’ll see them. It is curious how they seem to be clustered together in the same image…