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Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Upside Down Photos on 02/29/2012 19:43:13 MST Print View

Let me first say that I'm gullible and an idiot. Here's my question.

Two different people have e-mailed me several photos from the southern hemisphere of earth recently(Patagonia). I live in the northern hemisphere of earth(Seattle). All of the photos show up in my e-mail upside down.

At first I thought it was a joke. But neither of these people are jokesters. Is there some other explanation?

Craig Savage
(tremelo) - F

Locale: San Jacinto Mountains
Upside Down Photos on 02/29/2012 19:49:10 MST Print View

my brain exploded, no worries... prolly get it all cleaned up with a q-tip

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Upside Down Photos on 02/29/2012 19:56:14 MST Print View

Some cameras are simple, and they do not know which way is up when it comes to images. They cannot tag the image file with anything special as to the orientation. Other cameras are a little more complex, and they have sensors that determine when the shooter is holding it to one side or the other, or even upside down. They tag the image file for that orientation.

Now, when the image file comes over to your computer and you view it on some image editor, with some programs the orientation tag is read accurately and the image is shown accurately. If the human decides that it needs to be turned, he can do that. To a large extent, the image file is only changed on the orientation tag. Different programs do this differently though, and some do it permanently. Other programs just read the tag and show it correctly, but they do not actually make any permanent change to the file.

Then, you may send that image file to somebody else for viewing. Their viewing program may or may not read the original orientation tag correctly, even if it was permanently saved. The bottom line is that all bets are off. This gets particularly messy when the shooter shoots the image with the camera almost straight up or straight down. The orientation sensors tend not to work perfectly there.

--B.G.--

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Upside Down Photos on 02/29/2012 20:28:20 MST Print View

The toilets spin backwards down there.

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: Re: Upside Down Photos on 02/29/2012 20:29:59 MST Print View

"The toilets spin backwards down there."

actually, the water spins backwards. the toilets stay quite stationary ;)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Upside Down Photos on 02/29/2012 20:33:18 MST Print View

>"The toilets spin backwards down there."

>actually, the water spins backwards. the toilets stay quite stationary ;)


LOL!

Usually when the toilet spins its because I've had a leeeetle too much, um, "liquid."

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Upside Down Photos on 03/01/2012 18:43:35 MST Print View

Only from Patagonia. It has to do with the strong winds downthere.
Here is proof , I am in Melbourne :say what ?

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Upside Down Photos on 03/10/2012 20:29:06 MST Print View

Daryl. You have out done yourself with this post. Outstanding. Now how about a pig joke?

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
Upside Down Photos on 03/11/2012 10:03:37 MDT Print View

Everything is Bass Akward in the southern hemisphere. Maybe the Gravity was off kilter during creation.
That's why the Platypus ended up with Duck bill instead of a nose and mouth, Kanagroos Hop and have pouches, Koala bears have claws to hang on for dear life in trees during the low gravity period of creation,The Tasmania Devil is mean little critter. I still want to go down under to see the toilet drain the other way.
Terry

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Upside Down Photos on 03/11/2012 15:48:28 MDT Print View

> Maybe the Gravity was off kilter during creation.
But Drop Bears still drop downwards out of trees onto tail-end Charlie, who is never seen again.

Cheers

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Upside Down Photos on 03/11/2012 15:55:21 MDT Print View

Terry
Koalas are not bears.. but cute as.
(don't tell anyone , but they can smell really bad and are rather noisy, but still cute)
GOW koala
(my personal koala, last walk. Woke me up every hour doing his mating call...)

Don't bother about testing the water thing, it can go either way (I have tested this at home, some sinks drain one way,some the other. But I don't know why) )
Franco

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Upside Down Photos on 03/11/2012 16:02:54 MDT Print View

"Don't bother about testing the water thing, it can go either way (I have tested this at home, some sinks drain one way,some the other. But I don't know why) )"

If you really want to know... the direction is almost entirely dependent on the design (angle, shape, water placement, etc.) of the wash basin or toilet. The rotation of the Earth does have an effect, but a very, very weak one.

Edited by ben2world on 03/11/2012 19:47:40 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Upside Down Photos on 03/11/2012 17:28:46 MDT Print View

Anecdotal evidence..
Crossing the equator I did the before and after experiment.
Lo and behold (.....) one day the water was going down one way , the next the other ( in my cabin)*
So I became convinced that it was indeed true.
Years later I proved that theory wrong by testing the various taps in my house.
which way
Franco
* that is in the sink, not the floor.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
Upside Down Photos on 03/12/2012 01:26:11 MDT Print View

My water goes down the drain anti-clock wise in my home.
Terry

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
simple... on 03/16/2012 08:51:41 MDT Print View

is your hard drive installed upside down?

Edited by asciibaron on 03/16/2012 08:52:20 MDT.