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The house painter’s flyer

House painter's flyer

The thing that caught my eye with this flyer from John’s Painting Group is how the ‘Before and After’ photos of the house on the reverse side look suspiciously as if they have been created in Photoshop.

House painting before and afterOh, if only house painting was as simple as adjusting a brightness slider on a computer screen. We could all do it then and what is, in reality, a laborious and tedious job would be all over in seconds.

Of course, it is always possible that John’s Painting Group really did paint the outside of this house and, in the process, managed to simultaneously brighten the sky and lighten the dark shadows creeping across the lawn.

If that is the case then what is truly remarkable here is that John not only managed to take his photos at the same time and on the same day (a year apart presumably, giving him time to actually do the painting) so that the shadows match exactly, but that he also managed to capture identical clouds in the sky.

That is an impressive feat, almost miraculous one might say, and just one reason why John should be entrusted with not only painting the house but many other difficult tasks as well – such as combating climate change, eradicating world poverty and getting passengers to remain seated until the seatbelt sign has been turned off.

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