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#16 modiddly16

 
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

You're silly. It absolutely can be red hair, the sun is shining on the one side of her body and the other is in the shade, based on the color of the skin on her hand it looks tan, not "dark". As a red head, I assure you that our hair color looks different in the sun than it does in the shade!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

You're silly. It absolutely can be red hair, the sun is shining on the one side of her body and the other is in the shade, based on the color of the skin on her hand it looks tan, not "dark". As a red head, I assure you that our hair color looks different in the sun than it does in the shade!


haha, I think it's funny when people call me silly.

Her skin looks too dark on her hand. In any case, you're probably right because her hair that's flowing looks too much like Caucasian hair. But, I still don't think it's hair, it's too low to be the other pony tail. lol
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

You're silly. It absolutely can be red hair, the sun is shining on the one side of her body and the other is in the shade, based on the color of the skin on her hand it looks tan, not "dark". As a red head, I assure you that our hair color looks different in the sun than it does in the shade!

Thing is, the texture is not at all like that of hair. It appears solid, and has specularity. Also notice the total absence of any light shining through it, which there would be if it was hair, especially given the obvious wind blowing. Not to mention that there is light shining on hair further up on that side, and it looks nothing like the portion in question.

Not having any other mundane explanation doesn't mean it has to be hair.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

I just got a reply from customer service about the ad. Whoever thought it was hair wins! I lose!

Hi Liz,

Thank you for contacting us. Please note hat is just the lady's pony tail. The lighting is different on that side which gives it more of a "redish" tint vs the rest of her hair. Please let me know if you still have any questions and I will do my best to assist you.

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To whom it may concern,
I have a question about one of your ads. One of the forum threads is all about this ad. There is a lady holding a lollipop with a gluten free mall logo on it. What is that weird thing to the left of the lollipop?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

One more try. :lol:

Look at the size of her hand. :rolleyes:

You are missing the perspective...from this amateur photographer's point of view. She is leaning forward with her right arm thrust forward and that is why her hand is so big. She is showing us the lolli and her right shoulder is torqued forward.

Her right-side ponytail pieces are blown forward in the breeze.

That's what I see.

or it's a space alien (for those of you who continue to see that) :lol:

but really, why not just email Scott-- who is the administrator--and ask him and end the speculation??

NOTE:
well, as I was writing this last response (that's what I get for taking so long to type), someone posted with THE answer. (oh thank heavens!)

It's her hair! aha!

So, let me be the first of the childish ones to say :

Told you so, NA NA!!! :D
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thing is, the texture is not at all like that of hair. It appears solid, and has specularity. Also notice the total absence of any light shining through it, which there would be if it was hair, especially given the obvious wind blowing. Not to mention that there is light shining on hair further up on that side, and it looks nothing like the portion in question.

Not having any other mundane explanation doesn't mean it has to be hair.



I guess my "mundane explanation" was correct.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

I guess my "mundane explanation" was correct.



:lol:

I guess my same explanation was mundane too, then?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

I think I said that first?

But a space alien or Voldermort growing out the side of her head is more fun!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

I kinda always thought it was her hair. Just poorly tied ponytails. Which MR Riceguy would know if he'd ever tried to tie pigtails! They don't always come out perfect....
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

I've followed the thread and still don't have a clue,even though Riceguy provided hints. Maybe it's one of the Unsolved Mysteries. It it what it is, perhaps.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Okay, the definitive answer.

She has sandy-red hair with a gorgeous tan. She has two pigtails, one being slightly higher than the other (as pigtails on the side are wont to be). The sun is shining on the hair on the right (left) side, which makes the lower part of the hair look strawberry blonde. The arrow is indicating....


a red ribbon tied in her hair. :rolleyes: Well, the other one is in the shade. :P
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:06 AM

OMG.... .I have FINALLY figured all this out. It seems crushingly obvious to me, now -- how could we have laboured over this so long?

It's you, isn't it, Riceguy? Grew out your nails, threw on a feminine white T, affixed tied extensions to your hair, made certain that the lollipop was placed to exactly and completely obscure your obviously male face.....then set up your positioning to cast strange, illusionary shadows, to capitalize on the sun's colour- and shape-tweaking properties.... . . ..and then the master stroke -- throwing the what-is-that-strange-thing question to us all, seeing how befuzzled and pensive we become.....

Now it all make sense.. . .....






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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:16 AM

I think I said that first?




Yes, yes, you were first! :rolleyes:
Mom, Karen always gets to be first!! :angry:

YOU get to say "Na, na told you so!" :P .
But modiddly and I said it too!!


....just sayin. :huh:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

This is, as the Bard would say, MUCH ado about nothing.

Don't we have small countries to run or something?

Get busy, you!
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

Well, I don't buy the explanation, for the simple fact that the person who responded wouldn't know any more than the rest of us, unless they were involved in creating the ad, or spoke to someone who was.

Aren't things like this farmed out to advertising agencies? Then again, such a blunder of a photo certainly doesn't look like something a professional would use in this kind of ad. Although I haven't done a lot of paid photography work, I'd never have used a photo like that. A pro would have taken numerous shots, then examined and compared them to find the right one for the ad. So I cannot accept that the one we see was the best of the lot. Again, this reasoning may only apply to a professional photographer.

By the time most of you see this post, I'll have sent a message to Scott. However not to ask what the thing in the photo is, but if the ad was done professionally.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

Besides, being tan doesn't preclude red hair. It's called Clairol.
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