Monday, May 03, 2004

Hikers climbing down from a peak?



This is an extreme enlargement from a photo included in the Cader Idris travelogue. In the text we refer to the fact that you cannot see the hikers at the low magnification of the image. So I zoomed in on the original and cropped this image. The result is what appears to be a group of hikers on a trail descending from a ridge.

But in fact they are struggling up toward me! A trick of camera angles and the eye/brain assumption that the sold blue green color is sky does give that impression. At a time when photos purporting to be of Iraqis being beaten by British soldiers are making the headlines, it is worth noting that photos do not always convey the truth. Here is the big picture from Cader Idris: