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