Hi folks, Czar Greg here again. In the few short minutes since I posted “The River-Riding-Vulture-Fleeing-Eagle-Swooping Video Challenge,” I have gotten a flood of very negative feedback. I’ve been rudely reminded of my pledge not to make nearly impossible challenges. People have refused to participate in such a specific challenge. Some of them have promised to start an impeachment investigation.
I dunno, I thought the challenge was pretty simple and straight forward. But I’m a man of the people, and when the people threaten to feed my bones to the vultures, I know it’s time to come up with a more people-friendly challenge.
Therefore, THE NEW CHALLENGE is all about faces. It’s a variation on pareidolias. Personally, I had never heard of pareidolias until Suzanne suggested it as an item for last month’s Scavenger Hunt. I had to look up the definition. It’s kind of like what we did when we looked for a “cloud that resembled something else.”
For the month of July, I am challenging you to find a specific pareidolia — a FACE. A face in a cloud. A face on a rock. A face in a tree. A face on a building. A face ANYWHERE except on an actual face.
Wherever you find it, it should have at least a minimal resemblance to a face. That means two eyes and a mouth. It’s as simple as that. Think along the lines of an emoji.
The face doesn’t have to be symmetrical. It doesn’t have to have a nose or ears, but those facial features would be a bonus. It can be obscure. If it looks like a face to you, then it’s acceptable to me. It’s OK to crop your picture however you want, or rotate it to suit your needs. The only pictures I will NOT accept are actual faces or drawings of faces.
You don’t even have to put your bike in the face picture, but it should come from an actual bike ride or hike. We’ll all be on the honor system in that regard. However, you must post at least one other picture from your bike ride or hike, and that picture must include your bike or feet.
Got it? Great! Here comes a few examples of face pareidolias I found recently.
I got this idea from The Feeshko who has an amazing ability to find faces in the most unusual places. I guess you could say she’s a pareidolia-tic genius, though she probably isn’t any more familiar with the term than I was before I Googled it.
So that’s your assignment for the month. Keep your eyes open for faces. Believe me, when you are observant and imaginative, faces will pop out at you all over the place.