Is THAT Really Me?……

On my recent vacation/inspection of the Great North West, I took lots of pics, and had just as many, or more, taken of me with my camera…… Here’s the deal – The person I see in the photos doesn’t look like the person I see in the mirror!….. I understand the reverse image – left/right is right/left and all that, but that person in the photo just doesn’t resemble that handsome mug I see in my mirror….. Why?….. I look at other people in the same picture and they look, to me, just like they look when I’m eyeing them face-to-face…… What’s the deal?….. This isn’t something new to me, I noticed this years ago….. Is it just me (Watch out in the Peanut Gallery), or does everyone think a photo of them looks different than, no matter how small the difference, what they think they look like “in the flesh”?…..

7 Responses to “Is THAT Really Me?……”

  1. I look just like Cary Grant in his best years. I think it’s strange people don’t ask me for my autograph.

  2. Can I have your “John Henry” Mr. Anon Grant?…… No pictures though, please!……

  3. My guess is that it really is due to the reverse image. Almost everyone has facial asymmetry. For a cool $100 you can get a True Mirror to see the handsome mug you’ve been showing us all these years. According to the True Mirror site:

    A lot of first time viewers have difficulties with their new true image. This discomfort is directly related to having our faces represented in a direction opposite to what we’ve always we expect to see. For example, any asymmetry in your face seems exaggerated the first time we look into the mirror — if a facial feature tilts 1 degree to the right, now it appears 1 degree in the other direction, a distance of 2 degrees from what is expected. On top of that, we tilt our heads naturally, especially when we communicate to others. This causes our eyes to not to line up as we are used to seeing them in a mirror — which gives one a sense of lopsidedness.

    Of course, then there’s the site’s hair-part theory. Goodness.

    A left hair part draws unconscious attention to the activities that are controlled by the left hemisphere of the brain, i.e. activities traditionally attributed to masculinity. A right hair part draws unconscious attention to the activities that are controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, i.e. activities traditionally attributed to femininity.

    BTW, MR… how about posting one of those Great NorthWest pics?

  4. That’s a lot of co-o-o-l information, Jek….. Maybe I don’t want to see the “Real” me….. No, I think it would be interesting to say the least…… I’m going to try the two mirrors at 90 degrees just to get an idea of the concept……

    I’ll try and post one or more of the GNW pics soon…..

  5. Ok I could not take it any longer. “It’s Hell getting old, ain’t it?”

  6. Not when you look as good as me or Anon!…… You’re just jealous, J.J……. Admit it……..

  7. uhhhhhhhhh……………………..not so much.

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