Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Photoshop Blunder?

I was sat drinking my coffee this morning. flipping through post on you do.... when I spotted this headline from Not all as it seems 'Something isn't quite right about this gay embrace picture'.

My first reaction and thought was, yea, the guy on the left is missing an arm, or there's a third participant called THING from The Adams Family in the photo.

I also noticed that the guy on the right has one very hairy butt cheek and one not so hairy. The angles and shadows throughout the photo look off to me as well, so I'm starting to suspect they aren't actually in the same photo together and have been totally shopped in.

I quickly did a screen grab and transferred it to my computer so that I could blog about it. While doing so I asked my husband, who was walking by, did he notice anything strange about the photo. He said the usual, yea there's two guys kissing in it. I said no, not that, and him knowing me took a closer look and remarked about a bad photoshop job, but didn't notice the missing arm. When I pointed it out to him he said. "So you're looking at two guys kissing, one with his shorts off and you're looking at his arm?" It's a good thing I didn't have coffee in my mouth at the time or it'd have been all over my desk and screen. :-D

At this point I hadn't read the article yet, so I didn't know what's going on. I thought I should at least skim it. The first sentence of this article "These two men are not in a relationship, don’t fancy one another, and the only love they have is platonic. They are in fact both straight men."  Follow THIS LINK if you'd like to see and read more, there's even a video. :-)

So, what do you think? Do you think it's a poorly photoshoped and contrived image, or am I just being too picky? ;-)