No Photoshop needed!

I was, unfortunately, beheaded today, while visiting Teylers Museum in Haarlem.  This was a trifle inconvenient, but I still managed to smile about it. 

This is straight out of the iPhone camera, with no image manipulation. I look a slightly funny colour not because of embarrassment at my recent decapitation, because I got rather too much sun on Wednesday.  

It’s quite an effective illusion, and if you look closely you may be able to work out how it’s done — answers in the comments, please…

What occurred to me, though, was that we in the sophisticated modern age would probably immediately look at this and think ‘Photoshop!’… and be quite wrong. Whereas those in the past who had never heard of Photoshop might get closer to the mark…

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Mirrors inserted into the vertical slots on the legs of the table?

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