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Painted Bathroom Floor Photograph

Summary:
Email claims an attached photograph shows a bathroom with the floor painted so that it appears to be open to the sky (Full commentary below).



Status:
False

Example:(Submitted, May 2007)
Subject: WOW

BATHROOM 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.....

Bathroom painted floor



Commentary:
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.

Bookmark and Share References:
Big Step
Harry122
Worth1000: B2B: Bathroom

Last updated: 19th March 2010
First published: 20th May 2007

Write-up by Brett M.Christensen

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