Just because colour can’t be “sucked up” by the tornado, however, doesn’t mean the photo is entirely fabricated–I agree. Who said the tornado was vacuuming up the rainbow? By now, hasn’t the photographer come out of hiding to explain what really happened here?
A friend of mine recently posted this to his Facebook wall, and asked me if it was photoshopped or not (like I know anything about photo editing…)
Just about everyone on their virtual high horse damned this person’s ignorance at the prospect that the photo was true – “Of course it’s shopped! Tornados can’t suck up light!” And these people are right: a tornado can suck up a great deal of incredible shite, but light is certainly not one of them.
Just because colour can’t be “sucked up” by the tornado, however, doesn’t mean the photo is entirely fabricated. The image could, literally, just be a trick of the light. We can see that the colours in the tornado roughly match up with their tangent counterparts in the rainbow itself – this tells us that the light source is the same for both objects (light sources can be clear giveaways that a…
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