Aerial perspective creates the illusion of distance. Aerial perspective is
sometimes referred to as atmospheric perspective because it attempts to
replicate the natural muting effect of the atmosphere as distance increases
between the station point, object, and horizon line.
Aerial perspective creates the illusion of distance in an image by lightening
values, softening contours, reducing value contrasts, and neutralizing colors
in objects approaching the horizon line. Details that are less crisp and colors
that are less intense imply distance. Aerial perspective works in conjunction
with linear perspective contributing to the overall success in portraying
perspective within a scene.
Figure 5-11 illustrates how the principles of aerial perspective creates
Figure 5-11.Aerial perspective.