Friday, September 12, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

Aside from the fact that his parents let him dye his hair green.

This is a portion of a piece of advertising literature from a local church. They mail them out about every two weeks or so. I look at them to see what they're doing, to see how 'slick' their promo material is.

This one caught my eye because the kid is playing a bass. It is a left handed bass (think Paul McCartney). And it has 5 strings. No, wait. It has 4 strings, but 5 tuning keys. Call it creative Photoshopping. More is better, right?

Can I really trust a church that will doctor photos? Well, probably, but something doesn't feel quite right.


Dan said...

You don't know the pic has been 'shopped. Maybe the guitar does have 5 keys for some reason. Maybe it's like your appendix, and it doesn't have a purpose, or we just don't know what that purpose is yet.

And maybe it's a right-handed bass, but the picture was flipped around.

And it's possible, I suppose, that the church in question didn't even produce the picture, but got it from somewhere else.

There's just not enough information in the picture itself to answer these questions.

Angie said...

Leave it to Dan to be thoughtful and practical.


Too bad you didn't save the "sexy" flyer to scan and blog! :)

Dan said...

It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it.