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Painted Bathroom Floor Photograph

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Email claims an attached photograph shows a bathroom with the floor painted so that it appears to be open to the sky


Status:
False

Example:
Subject: WOWBATHROOM PAINTED FLOOR

IMAGINE YOU ARE AT A PARTY on the tenth floor….

YOU’VE BEEN DRINKING……(not that you would…)

AND THEN YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE BATHROOM….

You open the door….

NOW, REMEMBER,THE FLOOR IS JUST! A PAINTED FLOOR!

KINDA TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY…..DOESN’T IT?

Scroll sloooooooowly…..



Detailed Analysis:
The image that is the subject of this email forward is certainly spectacular. According to the accompanying description, the image depicts a bathroom that has had the floor painted in such a way that it appears to be open to the sky with a long drop to the ground below. The addition of an unfortunate bathroom-user falling into the void adds to the illusion.

However, the photograph in this email has been digitally manipulated and does not show a real bathroom floor. The image is an entry in a Worth1000 Photoshop contest. The entry is called “Big Step” and was created by Photoshop artist, Harry122

The same base photograph is used in a series of other entries also available for viewing on the Worth1000 website.

Manipulated images often begin circulating via email after some wag finds an interesting image, adds a plausible but inaccurate description and launches it into cyberspace.


Last updated: 19th March 2010
First published: 20th May 2007
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Big Step
Harry122
Worth1000: B2B: Bathroom