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(Daily Mail)   Artist catches pictures of people levitating. Or as the rest of us might call it, falling   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 40
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2012-11-22 05:12:44 AM  
I'm going with photoshopped.
 
2012-11-22 08:27:46 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: I'm going with photoshopped.


Yup. Either that, or the next series will be titled, "Stupid people in the emergency room."
 
2012-11-22 09:53:26 AM  
Nemcsik has visualized floaters in every place

I usually only visualize floaters in one place. And hopefully they stay there.
 
2012-11-22 10:13:03 AM  
At least they aren't planking.
 
2012-11-22 10:58:34 AM  
I'm levitating right now so I'm getting a kick...

It may be the coffee...
 
2012-11-22 11:06:39 AM  
Swami Philippe Halsman.
 
2012-11-22 11:40:52 AM  
Not amused
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-22 11:41:57 AM  
With style!
 
2012-11-22 11:45:14 AM  
"There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties."
 
2012-11-22 11:45:53 AM  
So where are the pictures of these people slamming into the ground? I want to see those
 
2012-11-22 11:46:38 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Nemcsik has visualized floaters in every place

I usually only visualize floaters in one place. And hopefully they stay there.


I usually visualize them almost, but not quite, in the center of my field of vision. And then they most certainly do not stay there, instead choosing to torment me endlessly in their floaty, nonchalant way.
 
2012-11-22 11:51:58 AM  
Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.
 
2012-11-22 11:52:23 AM  
Are they perhaps doing backflips?
 
2012-11-22 11:55:52 AM  
Inspired by:

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-11-22 12:02:35 PM  
FTFA "Hungarian photographer David Budapest"
Really?
 
2012-11-22 12:03:04 PM  
And now in stereo!
 
2012-11-22 12:06:56 PM  

Labrat407: "There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties."


It helps if, when tripping while running on an alien planet, but before actually hitting the ground, you suddenly catch a glimpse of a hold-all bag you lost at Athens airport years before.

Also, look out for flying parties. And jumbo jets.
 
2012-11-22 12:07:04 PM  
Look at the people in these photos. In almost all cases, the core is tucked pretty tight, and the legs are being pulled up above the center of gravity. These aren't people falling - they're just doing backflips.
 
2012-11-22 12:11:50 PM  
"Artist catches fabricates pictures of people levitating. Or as the rest of us might call it, falling"

fixed
 
2012-11-22 12:17:42 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not amused
[media.tumblr.com image 500x348]


FAKE.

/the shadows aren't moving
 
2012-11-22 12:47:56 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Look at the people in these photos. In almost all cases, the core is tucked pretty tight, and the legs are being pulled up above the center of gravity. These aren't people falling - they're just doing backflips.


Backflips is what I was thinking at first but the height seems too high or low in most of the pictures.
 
2012-11-22 12:49:21 PM  
Shouldn't it be "takes pictures" or is this some kind of a side-show act?
 
2012-11-22 12:56:28 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.


No gravity, mass suddenly weights nothing.
 
2012-11-22 12:58:38 PM  
*weighs
 
2012-11-22 12:58:49 PM  

talkertopc: Backflips is what I was thinking at first but the height seems too high or low in most of the pictures.


Most of them are just about perfect. Some of them the angle distorts it a bit, like the parking garage where it looks like he's high, but really, he's about level with the cars, which isn't hard if you do your squats. And in none of the pictures is the height less than the distance from the top of the head to the c.g., giving them room to spin around. And even if they don't do a full spin, it's not that hard to jump up like that and then land on your feet again.
 
2012-11-22 01:03:30 PM  

capt.hollister: Labrat407: "There is an art to flying, or rather a knack. Its knack lies in learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, that provides the difficulties."

It helps if, when tripping while running on an alien planet, but before actually hitting the ground, you suddenly catch a glimpse of a hold-all bag you lost at Athens airport years before.

Also, look out for flying parties. And jumbo jets.


Some resorts will help you miss the ground by either displaying a spectacular set of legs, or by espousing quite remarkable political beliefs after you have thrown yourself at the ground.
 
2012-11-22 01:17:26 PM  
images.splitcoaststampers.com

/unimpressed
 
2012-11-22 01:34:27 PM  

texmeth: unfarkingbelievable: Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.

No gravity, mass suddenly weights nothing.


Then that mass would have to move at the speed of light. In other words, too fast to be captured on camera (and probably wrecking the mass in the process).
 
2012-11-22 01:39:17 PM  

WordsnCollision: [images.splitcoaststampers.com image 500x384]

/unimpressed


Oh no, not again !
 
2012-11-22 01:46:15 PM  
www.theblaze.com
 
2012-11-22 01:56:13 PM  

msirois: FTFA "Hungarian photographer David Budapest"
Really?


Yeah artists never change their names or anything.
It's unheard of.
 
2012-11-22 02:03:41 PM  
Somewhere out there
You're falling out of reach
Defying gravity, yeah
I know you're out there
Somewhere out there
 
2012-11-22 02:11:14 PM  
They aren't even good photoshops. Light balance is wrong in several, light sources are wrong in a few more, and shadows appears to be something the artist doesn't understand.

I wouldn't even give him a good grade in a photoshop class.
 
2012-11-22 02:29:51 PM  
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-11-22 03:26:53 PM  

Coming on a Bicycle: texmeth: unfarkingbelievable: Someone please explain to me the physics of biomass suddenly weighing nothing and allowing said biomass to float upwards. Until this can be proven, I call total Bullshiat.

No gravity, mass suddenly weights nothing.

Then that mass would have to move at the speed of light. In other words, too fast to be captured on camera (and probably wrecking the mass in the process).


Weightless is not massless
 
2012-11-22 03:40:31 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-22 05:06:50 PM  
I would also have accepted photos of members of the Natural Law Party bouncing on their buttocks.

Seriously. They ran candidates in several Canadian elections. They have this "yoga" trick where they bounce in the Lotus position. Some of the older and stupider photographs of Swamis "levitating are doing this yoga exercise. They can reach maximum altitudes of about four inches (a real expert might reach six) but that's if you catch them at the top of the bounce. Otherwise, they are, as suggested, falling or bouncing.

I don't think any imposture is meant by most of the people who do this buttock exercise, but the people who sell the photographs as "mystical levitation" are full of crap.

As for magicians, they can produce levitation with the help of a very thin flat platform. It can be supported by "invisible threads", or by a bar that is invisible behind the floating "volunteer". There may be other ways of creating this allusion, but allusion it definitely is.

You can fake levitation in a very crude way by leaning back on your heels to give the impression (from the front) that you are floating an inch or so above the floor.

Scientists have levitating frogs in a magnetic field, which is a neat trick because frogs aren't made of iron or nickel.

If somebody discovers a way to shield an object from gravity or to use some sort of anti-gravitational force (besides crummy old magnetism, which is old hat now), then we might get real levitation. It ought to be a valuable trick since you might only have to overcome the inertia of a heavy object to move it around. That and air resistance aren't much and an object the size of an ocean liner could easily be moved about at a profit if real levitation were cheap. It would also be a great way to improve views and real estate availability in over-crowded hotspots. Floating towers would be cool if they could be kept stationary for long periods, even in hurricanes. They would require new engineering and building techniques, but that's no problem.
 
2012-11-22 09:53:36 PM  

Porous Horace: And now in stereo!


Hayashi natsumi
Lives in Tokyo with two Cats.
Photographs Levitating Mainly self-Portraits (and not Levitating Cats).
 
2012-11-22 11:11:26 PM  
www.ilmartinohaloroinbocca.it
 
2012-11-23 11:34:58 AM  
l2.yimg.com
 
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