Port or beach? Users of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, since last Tuesday (21), have tried to guess whether a mysterious photo is the portrait of a sunny day on the beach or a closed blue door, with a focus on the green jamb. There is still no confirmation about the origin, but theories about the figure are multiplying on the web. To solve the puzzle, the dnetc consulted Adobe Photoshop experts, who indicate a possible answer.
It is worth remembering that this type of mystery is common on social networks. The best-known case is the controversy of the black and blue or white and gold dress, which sparked debate among profiles around the world. Another, more recent, audio "Yanny or Laurel", in which, supposedly, you could hear both names.
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Door or beach: polemic photo shakes the Internet with dubious looks Photo: Reproduo / Twitter
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Curiosity about the door or beach photo would have started on a Twitter profile, according to the Spanish website Huffpost. The publication of @agustinXali has become popular on the instant messaging platform and, to date, it has more than 28 thousand shares and 60 thousand likes. However, another user (@uglyviceroy) seems to have been the first to question the image, as he released the record about two hours before the profile indicated by the website. Even with more time on the air, his question only reached 500 likes and 785 likes so far.
There are two versions of the portrait, one with these shaded signs and the other, without any mark, which can influence the viewer's evaluation. The argument on the web with more elements to unravel the riddle is based on the approximation of details of the figure. Upon closer inspection, the shadow points are shaped like bathers seen from a distance, which would solve the issue. On the other hand, this theory does not convince all users. Some of them are sure that, in fact, it is a blue door with a green frame and nails on it.
Seen from the horizontal, a photo with dark spots may resemble a litorneo record Photo: Reproduo / Twitter
At the request of dnetc, Adobe experts Paulinho Franqueira and Eduardo Jordo did tests in Photoshop in order to find out what the answer to the puzzle was. According to the pair, the greater probability that it is a door and that, possibly, the image has been modified to look like a beach. "The first impression that someone has greatly enlarged an image with low resolution and applied effects before including what would be 'people / nails'. The construction of pixels showed a different density between these elements and the background image", they explain.
Another factor also caught the attention of professionals during the analysis and helped them reach this conclusion. A basic condition in coastal photos, in which nature is often highlighted, cannot be seen in the image. "When examining other aspects of the figure, the sky and the sea do not seem to have reflections or nuances, which would be natural in a beach photo".
It is worth mentioning that the investigation carried out by Franqueira and Jordo is a hypothesis about the case, based on a technical observation. To confirm the veracity of the image and solve the mystery, I still need to find out who was the photographer who captured the scenario or the page on which the record was originally posted.
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