D.卡尔顿 罗西
D. Carlton Rossi

Fushan 2


                    

               



Source of Picture

http://beijingww.qianlong.com/1470/2009/05/05/229@89724.htm



October 5, 2011


                        Enhanced Vision        

The picture above is an enhanced version through high pass resolution of the original picture. This analysis looks at the visible images in the enhanced picture. It is mainly of a philosophical nature.

This version of the picture envisions that the fish image appears larger than initially viewed. The fish image overlaps the entire left hand side of the face (right hand of viewer). The left eye of the fish overlaps the left eye of the large face.

The face of the man is large. Eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth are prominent. The trees in front may be obstructing the view of a left ear if it is present.  The focal point of the face image is the nose.

The issue of distance between the viewer and the mountain may be of some importance. Perhaps different images are visible at different distances. For example, one might expect the image of the large face to be visible at the furthest distance from the mountain. It should be noted that when the viewer changes the magnification of the picture certain images may become more or less prominent. A magnified view may make the animals more prominently recognizable and visible.    

The image of the monkey is prominent on the far left hand side.  Proportionately it appears smaller in relation to the size of the fish. It is not uncommon for a land animal such as a monkey to be found close to river water.

The left eye of the fish and left eye of the large face overlap. This indicates that the man and fish see alike out of the left eye.

In summary, there are five images visible. They portray the animate on an inanimate rock face. They are the face of a man, fish, crocodile, and a pair of monkeys. The largest image is that of a man’s face.  The images cover almost all this particular side of the mountain. 


D. Carlton Rossi






October 1, 2011


                                            General Observations


 
There are several observations that may be made regarding the images in the picture. The main image is that of a man’s face. This image covers a large part of the mountain. This man was important. His gaze is towards the heavens.

The sheer number of images is remarkable. There are at least six images. Collectively, they cover the whole side of the mountain.


Today, there are several reasons why these images may not have been noticeable to someone who viewed the mountain. First, the mountain is covered by vegetation. Second, the carvings have been worn down over the millenia due to weathering.  Third, two of the images (face and fish) are three-quarter view which is rather unusual and may make them difficult to perceive. Fourth, the images may be difficult to discern up close and are better seen at a distance. It may also be that certain images are better seen from different angles. Fifth, these images may be difficult to perceive under normal viewing conditions but become apparent in a black and white photograph which shows contrasts. 

A modern term that might apply to overlapping and be embedding. The fish is embedded over the right half of the face based on the viewer's perspective. The fish and the face share the same eye.  . 

This embedding process is a sophisticated form of art. Its purpose is to show the character of the man whose face image is portrayed.  He is associated with the water—perhaps the Yellow River. The totem of his tribe may be that of the fish.

The presence of three animal images may reflect the totems of three tribes. The totems are those of the monkey, crocodile and fish. The crocodile and fish are clearly water oriented. In ancient times, the mountain was associated with the tortoise presumably because of its shape. 

The nature of the photograph lends to its authenticity. This is not the author of this website’s photograph.  Images were not added to the picture by the author of this website. In fact, the picture was almost dismissed because, after all, it is a black and white picture rather than a color picture. 

The picture was posted on a Chinese website about two years ago. It is still posted on that website. The picture was published about two years ago, but might have been taken earlier. It was one of two pictures which were posted to illustrate the nature of the mountain. There was no claim by the photographer about special characteristics of this particular picture. It would be fortunate if the photographer had similar pictures.

There are several observations that may be made regarding the images in the picture. The main image is that of a man’s face. This image covers a large part of the mountain. This man was important. His gaze is towards the heavens.

The sheer number of images is remarkable. There are at least six images. Collectively, they cover the whole side of the mountain.

Today, there are several reasons why these images may not have been noticeable to someone who viewed the mountain. First, the mountain is covered by vegetation. Second, the carvings have been worn down over the millenia due to weathering.  Third, two of the images (face and fish) are three-quarter view which is rather unusual and may make them difficult to perceive. Fourth, the images may be difficult to discern up close and are better seen at a distance. It may also be that certain images are better seen from different angles. Fifth, these images may be difficult to perceive under normal viewing conditions but become apparent in a black and white photograph which shows contrasts.

A modern term that might apply to overlapping and be embedding. The fish is embedded over the right half of the face based on the viewer's perspective. The fish and the face share the same eye.  .

This embedding process is a sophisticated form of art. Its purpose is to show the character of the man whose face image is portrayed.  He is associated with the water—perhaps the Yellow River. The totem of his tribe may be that of the fish.

The presence of three animal images may reflect the totems of three tribes. The totems are those of the monkey, crocodile and fish. The crocodile and fish are clearly water oriented. In ancient times, the mountain was associated with the tortoise presumably because of its shape.

The nature of the photograph lends to its authenticity. This is not the author of this website’s photograph.  Images were not added to the picture by the author of this website. In fact, the picture was almost dismissed because, after all, it is a black and white picture rather than a color picture.

The picture was posted on a Chinese website about two years ago. It is still posted on that website. The picture was published about two years ago, but might have been taken earlier. It was one of two pictures which were posted to illustrate the nature of the mountain. There was no claim by the photographer about special characteristics of this particular picture. It would be fortunate if the photographer had similar pictures. 
 
      

D. Carlton Rossi




September 26, 2011


                   

                       High Pass Resolution



                          Fu Shan

I have used a high pass photo enhancement feature to bring out the details of various images in this photo. I seem to see six separate and different images in this picture.The main image is that of a face of a man. This is the largest image in the picture.  His image covers the entire centre of the face of the mountain. It is a three quarter view and the right side of his face remains hidden. Facial features are prominent.

Second, there is an image of a round faced monkey on the far left. A partial monkey is to the right of it.  It is common to find monkey near a river.  

The tortoise head is in the centre of the trilogy. It is located at the position of the nose of the face image.  Eyes of the tortoise are bulging. One might think this image can be extended forward to form the snout of an alligator. 

This fish is in the right half of the face image or the right hand of the viewer. It is also a three quarter view. The fish has a prominent dorsal fin. Its large mouth is filled with teeth. The fish shares the right left eye of the face image.

There also appears to be an image of a small face to the far right of the large face of the man. This image is about the same size as that of the monkey. The features though are indistinct.  It is unclear if it is a person or animal image.
  


                         
 
                          The Original Picture



Source of Picture

http://beijingww.qianlong.com/1470/2009/05/05/229@89724.htm





     


                                              

                                                   high pass and magnified resolution    


                                



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