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Spiderman
Status: Real
image Here's an odd image that I found posted on a computer graphics forum, where it's the subject of debate about whether it's real or photoshopped. (They've even got a poll going about it.) I would vote that it's real, even though it's amazing that the kid could jump that high up on the wall. (Though with a running start, and being young and athletic enough, it's do-able.) If it's photoshopped, it's incredibly well done.
Update: It's been revealed as real. Apparently this guy (Ryan) has a talent for this kind of thing (jumping and seeming to stick to things).
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 01, 2005
Comments (47)
I can't find anything wrong with this picture, and it depicts nothing unusual but a guy rebounding on a wall. The still image makes it look as he is crawling like a gecko on the wall, which he is obviously nt doing. And the perspective from the photographer makes it look as he is jumping really high, which is also not the case. By projecting the lines in perspective towards the observer in the back you might guess he is just three or four feet above the ground level.
Posted by Eugthehuge  on  Fri Dec 09, 2005  at  02:00 PM
Saribellum:
2: Inertia
4: By the Exit sign they are closer together.
Posted by Ian  on  Wed Jan 04, 2006  at  01:25 PM
Lol... pitty the guy who did this Picture didnt realise that Shadows fall away from Light, never towards it...lol..

Oh well, we cant have a world full of great minds, so we settle for the few of us that there is..!!
Posted by SpiderMax  in  UK  on  Mon Jul 17, 2006  at  08:34 AM
You guys who think you're all photoshop pros are idiots. I was there when this photo was taken, it's real. This guy Ryan is a friend of mine and he has several other "spiderman" photos as well. The shadows are real, they only look different because he is not a flat piece of metal an inch away from the wall...duh. Quit being dumb you guys. Grab your own camera, and try it yourself, you'll be surprised how easy it is if you can actually jump high enough and get the pose right. You people who say its fake based on all these different reasons are retards. And as far as those lights go, they are more ambient, they don't let off a lot of light in the downwards direction anyways, they just look brighter than they are in the photo. Like I said...I was there. There are huge windows behind Ryans back that you can't see in the photo, that is where the main source of light is coming from.
Posted by Bilbo  in  Edmonton, AB  on  Wed Jul 26, 2006  at  02:48 PM
^^
I completely agree. I was there as well, and actually behind the photographer when this was taken. I like reading the replies, though. It's funny to see so many people try to be experts even after the proof was posted. It was taken using a Canon Powershot A70 (hardly high-end equipment), and we were part of a digital multimedia course, which explains how we had access to such "super-expensive" equipment.
Posted by Jeff  in  Edmonton, AB  on  Wed Jul 26, 2006  at  02:52 PM
This is too funny, yes infact the picture is real, the guy Ryan in the picture is my boyfriend and he has a collection of pictures he has taken like that, that by far has to be the best one though, but i think it's funny people think the shadow is wrong when infact the picture is not photoshoped. people not everything is fake lol
Posted by Spiderman's girlfriend  in  Edmonton, Canada  on  Wed Jul 26, 2006  at  06:52 PM
Dude you guys realize that this post was from December, right? Some of the people that posted in this thread don't even come here anymore.
Posted by Dan  on  Wed Jul 26, 2006  at  06:55 PM
It's real, the shadows are a little weird because on the right side there are huge windows... thats where natural light comes from and gives the awkward shadows, i know, ive been there, and know ryan... ive witnessed it, annnnnd, i have been to that same place
Posted by Jen  in  Edmonton  on  Thu Aug 03, 2006  at  01:13 PM
whats with his left thumb? its freakishly long!
Posted by dean  on  Fri Aug 04, 2006  at  08:16 PM
Wow, the maturity of you two knows no bounds. Great work.
Posted by jeff  on  Thu Aug 24, 2006  at  01:53 PM
i think its fake look at the shadow behind the closest leg and u will notice the shadow is facing upwards towards the light, well i may not know much :p i do know thats not normal....
Posted by oshash  on  Tue Oct 24, 2006  at  06:20 AM
hey i thought it looked pretty sweet i've done some of the same sorta things as you guys well go comic book fans around the world we'll be in control one day
Posted by chris  in  northern canada  on  Mon Dec 04, 2006  at  01:01 PM
salut cava
Posted by mehdi  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  09:41 AM
It's not that high to jump. All he'd have to do is set up a camera, wait till the buzzer was fixing to go off, and jump up in that position as soon as it does. He can't simply "stick" to things naturally.
Posted by Josh  in  Athens  on  Tue Dec 19, 2006  at  08:32 PM
My cousin does stuff like this all the time at his house. Its gotta be real, because the lighting is fine. I work with photoshop professionally, and that isn't a fake., you can usually see the clone marks from a cut and paste.
the WC plack on the side is also fine. the bolts hook it in partially into the wall, giving it the floating effect. Construction thing I picked up from my cousin as well.
Posted by Nightwing  in  WA  on  Fri Jun 08, 2007  at  01:36 PM
i think tis fake..that guy looked to nerdish to be able to perform smthing like that..he looked more like a pro photoshoper to me
Posted by evilsmivle  in  malaysia  on  Sat Jun 23, 2007  at  10:03 PM
im a pro photoshopper and im not a nerd. i've won the state boxing champion title for 4 years runing and if any of you say a word against us photoshoppers again, i'l hunt you down and prove to you that we're not all nerds! boxing is just my hobby. i work in a movie merchandiseing company that deals with the art work for packaging and advertising.
Posted by only 5 hundred million stars to go  in  new york  on  Sat Jun 30, 2007  at  05:16 PM
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