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Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« on: August 29, 2021, 10:23:57 am »
I know because I did it , but it's very misleading   :smartass:
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2021, 12:18:54 pm »
Well - technically, incline means up and decline means down, but that depends which way you're facing! Language eh? Anyway, my guess is it's looking upwards - toward the sky! :)

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2021, 01:56:11 pm »
From the way the figure is standing, I think it's going down from the photographer. But definitely an optical illusion, I can look at the photo and see it as either incline/decline
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 02:41:31 pm »
From the way the figure is standing, I think it's going down from the photographer. But definitely an optical illusion, I can look at the photo and see it as either incline/decline

There are some blue wires on the left that give it away somewhat.

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2021, 04:36:53 pm »
Well guys we have had guesses both ways so someone is correct  I will reveal all in a couple of days.

It baffles me though and I know    :-\

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 04:37:55 pm »
From the way the figure is standing, I think it's going down from the photographer. But definitely an optical illusion, I can look at the photo and see it as either incline/decline

There are some blue wires on the left that give it away somewhat.

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Chris you can look at the wires both ways as well buddy ?   :-\
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2021, 04:39:03 pm »
Well - technically, incline means up and decline means down, but that depends which way you're facing! Language eh? Anyway, my guess is it's looking upwards - toward the sky! :)

I always say incline for both ways I think its just a term mine explorers use ... Fair comment though  :smartass:
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2021, 08:23:43 pm »
Looking up the incline gets my vote

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2021, 10:14:16 pm »
I’m not convinced it’s doing either! Looks horizontal to me, I think it’s just the camera angle. Even if it’s called an incline

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 10:19:05 pm »
Judging by the assumption wagons are normally at the bottom of an incline, especially given the state of these, I would say we are looking up. But I cannot see any clues which give it away! There are some roads in the UK that look like they are going up but cars parked there roll the opposite way to what it should!

Actually, were you folks even sure which way it was going when you were down there?  :-\  :chair:

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2021, 10:46:39 pm »
Looking at the sleepers, bottom left, it's definitely going up, but at first glance, it could easily be either way.

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2021, 11:13:16 pm »
Assuming that the little stalactite at the top of the blue wire is growing vertically downwards, I'd say the incline is going up.

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2021, 09:17:31 am »
My instinct says looking down but I won't be betting the house on it  ;D

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2021, 09:17:38 am »
Crazy how hard this is to judge!

My gut says looking up, but the way these rocks look to have been caught by the cable makes me think it's actually looking down. 

Either way, good game  :clap2:
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2021, 09:36:23 am »
Crazy how hard this is to judge!

My gut says looking up, but the way these rocks look to have been caught by the cable makes me think it's actually looking down. 

Either way, good game  :clap2:

Yeah, I admit that bothered me, and I had to make a decision... But I suspect you are correct! Also, why is the cable behind the wagons... However, there is also the string on the left, and if we knew it was hanging freely it would suggest looking up again!

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2021, 10:32:58 am »
My gut says looking up, but the way these rocks look to have been caught by the cable makes me think it's actually looking down.
Or is the cable caught on the rocks?

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2021, 11:15:08 am »
I think that the blue wires are a red herring (or a blue lobster or something), in that they could be caught on something and they're not hanging freely. So – I haven't a clue!

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2021, 11:17:15 am »
There is light at the top too.

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2021, 11:30:28 am »
I’m not convinced it’s doing either! Looks horizontal to me, I think it’s just the camera angle. Even if it’s called an incline

Mmmm first one to say that  :clap2: BTW guys dont get too hung up on the wire to the left as our Patterdale Terrier Alfie is tied to that although the wire is part of the mine we didnt take it in .
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Re: Is This incline/Decline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2021, 11:31:38 am »
There is light at the top too.

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Yes Chris but is the light natural or one of many I set up on tripods ?     :halo:
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2021, 05:57:20 pm »
BTW guys its just how it is not photoshop illusion
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2021, 07:18:58 pm »
So when is the mystery being revealed?!!

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2021, 08:02:59 pm »
So when is the mystery being revealed?!!

There isn't one! he's looking up the main Maenofferen Incline, and it is daylight at the top.

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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2021, 09:32:52 pm »
There are some blue wires on the left that give it away somewhat.

Chris.
Doh!!! I spent a while looking at the way the person was standing, at the rocks on the floor etc and I missed that. Obvious now you've pointed it out to me, but I'd plain missed it
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Re: Is This incline Going up or Down. Optical illusion...
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2021, 06:03:31 pm »
Hi Guys

Well the answer to the little quiz is The photo is shot looking UP and its a pretty steep incline as well but even I thought hang on whats going on here .

I did like the answer though about it being level  :clap2:

So all you uppers are correct   :)
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