Sunday, October 17, 2010

How to move the Pyramids...

National Geographic had a horizontal photo of the pyramids in Egypt and wanted to make a vertical cover from it. They put the photo in a computer and squeezed the pyramids together - a difficult task in real life but an easy task for the computer. They referred to it as the "retroactive repositioning of the photographer," (one of the great euphemisms of our age) saying that if the photographer had been a little to one side or the other, this is what he would have gotten. The photographer was not 10 feet to the right and he did not get the photo they wanted so they created a visual lie.


14 comments:

  1. lol nice catch, you are really good at spotting those things

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  2. Nat geo, how could you!

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  3. lol i can see the bump.

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  4. hehe...dats interesting!

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  5. The wonders of photoshop.

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  6. Cant trust anyone these days

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  7. Thats so eerie, knowing that its impossible to take that shot IRL.

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  8. I'll allow it because I loves Nat Geo. I dunknow why, though.


    /I tip my hat to you/

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