Perspective (America album)
Perspective is the twelfth studio album by American folk rock duo America, released by Capitol Records on September 21, 1984. After several years of failed albums and singles, America returned to the top ten in 1982 with their Russ Ballard-penned single, "You Can Do Magic". In an effort to recreate this success, America had Ballard produce Your Move; the results of that collaboration, were not altogether successful on an artistic or a commercial level. On America's next album, the group went in a radically different direction; the album, featuring three different producers — Matthew McCauley, Richie Zito and Richard James Burgess — and a multitude of prominent session musicians, represented America's foray into the synthesizer-laden music popular in the mid-1980s, including the use of DMX Drums. Band members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell were credited as executive producers on the project, it reached #185 on the Billboard pop album charts in November 1984, was the last America album to make the charts at all until The Complete Greatest Hits did so in 2001.
It was America's last studio album for Capitol Records, the last full-length studio album from the group until Hourglass was released in 1994, the group's last major-label studio album until Here & Now in 2007. Perspective contains two minor hit singles, "Special Girl" and "Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullabye". "Special Girl", with lead vocals by Beckley, reached number 6 on Billboard's Bubbling Under and number 15 on its adult contemporary charts in October 1984. "Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullaby" features lead vocals by Bunnell and backing vocals by Steve Perry of Journey. It reached number 26 on the Billboard adult contemporary charts in January 1985. Perry returned the favor by featuring Bunnell in a brief cameo appearance in the video for his 1984 hit single, "Oh Sherrie"; the album features "Stereo", a collaboration between Beckley and songwriter Jimmy Webb, the reggae-influenced "Lady with a Bluebird", co-written by Bunnell, Bill Mumy and Robert Haimer. Mumy and Haimer shared writing credits on " Lullaby" with Bunnell and Perry.
Timothy B. Schmit provided backing vocals on "Cinderella". Perspective was recorded and mixed in a number of locations around Los Angeles, including at Amigo Studios in North Hollywood, Oasis Recording Studio in Universal City, United Western Studios in Hollywood and Larrabee Sound in West Hollywood; the front cover of the album shows Beckley and Bunnel standing in front of 100 Wilshire, located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. Completed in 1971, it is the tallest building in Santa Monica. A longer version of "Can't Fall Asleep To A Lullaby" was included on Encore: More Greatest Hits, released in 1991. Released only on vinyl and cassette, Perspective was first issued in the CD format in the United States by the now-defunct One Way Records in 1998. AllMusic concluded that the album's "slight" songs and over-reliance on synthesizers make it no more than an "endearingly mediocre" period piece. However, they did give a nod to "the natural harmonies of Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell" and contended that the album is at least a significant improvement over its predecessor, Your Move.
Gerry Beckley – lead and background vocals Dewey Bunnell – lead and background vocals Arthur Barrow – bass and keyboards Michael Boddicker – synthesizers Richard James Burgess – drum and percussion programs and synthesizer arrangements Gary Chang – Fairlight programming Paulinho da Costa – percussion Nathan East – bass Bill Elliott – synthesizers, log drum, piano Paul Fox – synthesizers Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar David Kemper – percussion Phil Kenzie – sax solo Randy Kerber – synthesizers Michael Landau – guitar, guitar solo Matthew McCauley – DMX drums, synthesizers James Newton-Howard – synthesizers Dean Parks – bass and guitars Steve Perry – background vocals Marcus Ryle – DMX drums, synthesizer bass Timothy B. Schmit – background vocals Marty Walsh – guitar Richie Zito – drum programming and guitars
Vue d'optique, vue perspective or perspective view refers to a genre of etching popular during the second half of the 18th century and into the 19th. Vues d'optique were developed to provide the illusion of depth when viewed through a zograscope known as an "optical diagonal machine" or viewers with similar functions. Reversed type in some or all of the text, for viewing through a mirrored apparatus Bright hand-coloring Scenes chosen for their strong linear perspective Subject matter appealing to armchair travelers: shipping, palaces, architecture. Optical viewers were popular with well-to-do European families in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Perspective views were produced in London, Paris and several other cities
Perspective is the second EP by British progressive metal band Tesseract, released on 21 May 2012. The EP is not a metal record, instead it consists of new renditions of four songs from One: a newly edited version of "Eden" called "Eden 2.0" and acoustic versions of the songs "Perfection," "April," and "Origin." It includes a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Dream Brother". It is the band's first and only release with vocalist Elliot Coleman, who left the band in June 2012, mere weeks after the release of Perspective; the cover is similar to that of the band's album One, whereas the tesseract on the cover of that album is grey, the tesseract on Perspective is blue and "sparkly." The EP has a special edition on iTunes. All tracks written by Tesseract, except Dream Brother by Jeff Buckley, Mick Grøndahl and Matt Johnson. Acle Kahney - Guitar Jay Postones - Drums James Monteith - Guitar Amos Williams - Bass Elliot Coleman - Vocals
Perspective distortion (photography)
In photography and cinematography, perspective distortion is a warping or transformation of an object and its surrounding area that differs from what the object would look like with a normal focal length, due to the relative scale of nearby and distant features. Perspective distortion is determined by the relative distances at which the image is captured and viewed, is due to the angle of view of the image being either wider or narrower than the angle of view at which the image is viewed, hence the apparent relative distances differing from what is expected. Related to this concept is axial magnification -- the perceived depth of objects at a given magnification. Perspective distortion takes two forms: extension distortion and compression distortion called wide-angle distortion and long-lens or telephoto distortion, when talking about images with the same field size. Extension or wide-angle distortion can be seen in images shot from close using a wide-angle lens. Objects close to the lens appear abnormally large relative to more distant objects, distant objects appear abnormally small and hence farther away – distances are extended.
Compression, long-lens, or telephoto distortion can be seen in images shot from a distance using a long focus lens or the more common telephoto sub-type. Distant objects look the same size – closer objects are abnormally small, more distant objects are abnormally large, hence the viewer cannot discern relative distances between distant objects – distances are compressed. Note that linear perspective changes are caused by distance, not by the lens per se – two shots of the same scene from the same distance will exhibit identical perspective geometry, regardless of lens used. However, since wide-angle lenses have a wider field of view, they are used from closer, while telephoto lenses have a narrower field of view and are used from farther away. For example, if standing at a distance so that a normal lens captures someone's face, a shot with a wide-angle lens or telephoto lens from the same distance will have the same linear perspective geometry on the face, though the wide-angle lens may fit the entire body into the shot, while the telephoto lens captures only the nose.
However, crops of these three images with the same coverage will yield the same perspective distortion – the nose will look the same in all three. Conversely, if all three lenses are used from distances such that the face fills the field, the wide-angle will be used from closer, making the nose larger compared to the rest of the photo, the telephoto will be used from farther, making the nose smaller compared to the rest of the photo. Outside photography, extension distortion is familiar to many through side-view mirrors and peepholes, though these use a fisheye lens, exhibiting different distortion. Compression distortion is most familiar in looking through binoculars or telescopes, as in telescopic sights, while a similar effect is seen in fixed-slit strip photography, notably a photo finish, where all capture is parallel to the capture eliminating perspective. Consider an idealised Gaussian optical system. For most purposes, we can assume the image space and the object space are in the same medium.
Thus, for an object in focus, the distance between the lens and image plane s i, the distance between lens and the object s o, the focal length f are related by: 1 s i + 1 s o = 1 f The transverse magnification M is related by M = s i s o = f The axial magnification M a x of an object at s o is the rate of change of the lens-image distance s i as the lens-object distance s o changes. For an object of finite depth, one can conceive of the average axial magnification as the ratio of the depth of the image and the depth of the object: M a x = | d d s i s o | = | d d f | = | − f 2 | = M 2 f One can see that if magnification remains consta
Perspective (Lawson album)
Perspective is the second studio album released by four-piece British band Lawson. The album was released on 8 July 2016; the album was preceded by the singles "Roads", "Money" and "Where My Love Goes". The album was recorded over the course of two years. Initial recording took place between March 2014 and April 2015; the album introduces a more progressive and adult sound for the band, incorporating elements of synthpop amongst a heavier selection of electronic guitars. Singer Andy Brown said of the album title; the standard version of the album was released via iTunes while an exclusive version of the album containing seven bonus tracks was released as part of a box set through the band's official store. "Roads" was the first single to be released from the album on 24 May 2015. The single reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. "Money" was released as the album's second single on 18 March 2016. The single did not chart as well as its predecessor, did not peak inside the top 100. "Where My Love Goes" was released as the album's third single on 13 May 2016.
The music video was released on 19 May, depicts Andy proposing to his girlfriend, Joey McDowall
In geometry and in its applications to drawing, a perspectivity is the formation of an image in a picture plane of a scene viewed from a fixed point. The science of graphical perspective uses perspectivities to make realistic images in proper proportion. According to Kirsti Andersen, the first author to describe perspectivity was Leon Alberti in his De Pictura. In English, Brook Taylor presented his Linear Perspective in 1715, where he explained "Perspective is the Art of drawing on a Plane the Appearances of any Figures, by the Rules of Geometry". In a second book, New Principles of Linear Perspective, Taylor wrote When Lines drawn according to a certain Law from the several Parts of any Figure, cut a Plane, by that Cutting or Intersection describe a figure on that Plane, that Figure so described is called the Projection of the other Figure; the Lines producing that Projection, taken all together, are called the System of Rays. And when those Rays all pass thro’ one and same Point, they are called the Cone of Rays.
And when that Point is consider’d as the Eye of a Spectator, that System of Rays is called the Optic Cone In projective geometry the points of a line are called a projective range, the set of lines in a plane on a point is called a pencil. Given two lines ℓ and m in a plane and a point P of that plane on neither line, the bijective mapping between the points of the range of ℓ and the range of m determined by the lines of the pencil on P is called a perspectivity. A special symbol has been used to show that points Y are related by a perspectivity. In this notation, to show that the center of perspectivity is P, write X ⩞ P Y. Using the language of functions, a central perspectivity with center P is a function f P: ↦ defined by f P = Y whenever P ∈ X Y; this map is an involution, that is, f P = X for all X ∈. The existence of a perspectivity means; the dual concept, axial perspectivity, is the correspondence between the lines of two pencils determined by a projective range. The composition of two perspectivities is, in general, not a perspectivity.
A perspectivity or a composition of two or more perspectivities is called a projectivity. There are several results concerning projectivities and perspectivities which hold in any pappian projective plane:Theorem: Any projectivity between two distinct projective ranges can be written as the composition of no more than two perspectivities. Theorem: Any projectivity from a projective range to itself can be written as the composition of three perspectivities. Theorem: A projectivity between two distinct projective ranges which fixes a point is a perspectivity; the bijective correspondence between points on two lines in a plane determined by a point of that plane not on either line has higher-dimensional analogues which will be called perspectivities. Let Sm and Tm be two distinct m-dimensional projective spaces contained in an n-dimensional projective space Rn. Let Pn−m−1 be an -dimensional subspace of Rn with no points in common with either Sm or Tm. For each point X of Sm, the space L spanned by X and Pn-m-1 meets Tm in a point Y = fP.
This correspondence fP is called a perspectivity. The central perspectivity described above is the case with n = 2 and m = 1. Let S2 and T2 be two distinct projective planes in a projective 3-space R3. With O and O* being points of R3 in neither plane, use the construction of the last section to project S2 onto T2 by the perspectivity with center O followed by the projection of T2 back onto S2 with the perspectivity with center O*; this composition is a bijective map of the points of S2 onto itself which preserves collinear points and is called a perspective collineation. Let φ be a perspective collineation of S2; each point of the line of intersection of S2 and T2 will be fixed by φ and this line is called the axis of φ. Let point P be the intersection of line OO* with the plane S2. P is fixed by φ and every line of S2 that passes through P is stabilized by φ. P is called the center of φ; the restriction of φ to any line of S2 not passing through P is the central perspectivity in S2 with center P between that line and the line, its image under φ.
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Perspective (Jason Becker album)
Perspective is the second studio album by the guitarist Jason Becker, released independently on May 21, 1996, through Jason Becker Music and reissued on May 22, 2001, through Warner Bros. Records. According to Becker's web site, the album features "Steve Perry, Michael Lee Firkins and Gregg Bissonette, Steve Hunter, members of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra and members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus." This is the first album in history released by a person affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. All tracks written except where noted. Jason Becker - guitar, orchestration Ehren Becker - bass guitar Caren Anderson - soprano vocals Danny Alvarez - keyboards, percussion, Synclavier Gary Becker - classical guitar Gregg Bissonette - drums, fretless bass Joey Blake - vocals Cathy Ellis - soprano vocals Steve Hunter - rain stick, clean guitar, "that cool harmonic thing", production Raz Kennedy - choir/chorus, vocals Steve Perry - guest vocals Melanie Rath - soloist, vocals Steve Rosenthal - cymbals, snare drums Gary Schwantes - bamboo flute David Stuligross - trombone Anisha Thomas - soprano vocal Rick Walker - percussion Michael Lee Firkins - guitar Jason Becker - composer, cover design, art direction Danny Alvarez - digital enhancement, engineer, Mike Bemesderfer - digital enhancement, engineer, mixing, WX7 wind controller Gary Becker - executive producer, introduction, photography, Annie Calef - cover art concept, graphic design Dave Collins - mastering Glen A. Frendel - engineer Tony Mills - engineer Chris Minto - engineer Jeff Sheehan - assistant engineer John Lowry - engineer In Review: Jason Becker "Perspective" at Guitar Nine Records