The Bidens look like giants next to the Carters in this photo. So what caused this optical illusion?, Swahili Post

The Bidens look like giants next to the Carters in this photo. So what caused this optical illusion?

Are the Bidens a lot larger than the Carters?  

Social media sure thinks so after a photo of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter circulated online.

The Bidens made a stop in Plains, Georgia, last Thursday to visit the 39th president and his wife after a drive-in rally in Atlanta to mark Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office.

The Carter Center, a nonprofit started by the Carters with Emory University, tweeted the photo of the visit on Monday, and some Twitter users began to question if the photo was distorted due to everything appearing small except for the Bidens. Others chopped it up to the use of a wide-angle lens. 

The use of the wide-angle lens could have helped create an illusion, according to camera company Canon.

“On images shot with a wide-angle lens, perspective appears to be exaggerated: Nearby objects may look much bigger (and hence nearer) than they really are, and faraway objects look even smaller and further away,” the Canon website said

Here are some reactions on Twitter to the image: 

The Bidens look like giants next to the Carters in this photo. So what caused this optical illusion?, Swahili Post

Follow reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: [email protected]

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