Floating on air
We said that the two core aspects of photography are perspective and light. In this photo, you can see that the element creating the optical illusion is light, or more precisely, shadow. At first glance, it looks like a photoshopped image of a boat floating in the air. Of course, the boat is floating on the water.
This optical illusion was created thanks to the position of the sun and its brightness, and the clear water and the bright sand at the floor of the lagoon. All these conditions make us see the shadow of the boat floating on the water. More than anything else, this photo makes us wish we were sailing on this boat at the moment!