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Photoshop / wide lens angle – fun or deception?


As you all know I love a good photoshop. I love ‘ attending ‘royal weddings, ‘planking’ Telstra Tower, ‘seeing’ Oprah ( thanks Holly) , wearing slinky dresses and bikinis ( thanks Ally) and I just know when that royal baby is born I’ll be there cooing with the best of them 🙂 but are wide lens angles a bit of fun when they feature on websites to advertise accommodation?

That’s a question to ponder. Ok I don’t do housework on holidays ( I’m not particularly interested in it at home either to be honest haha, so ignore the mess) but let’s have a look at a few photos.


Ok that’s from the website. Here’s my version.


You might notice the beautiful rug is now missing . Called the real estate about it and was told it was put away cause some tenants bring sand into the apartment and its hard work for the cleaners to clean it…hmmmmm


This shows the really beautiful view and, from the verandah where nature has neither photoshop at its fingertips and needs no wide angle as it already is, it’s a magnificent view I must say!
And, here’s my recreation from approximately the same photo spot…


Ok it’s night time and the view isn’t as great but take a look at the room.

Ha ha this place has shrunk considerably 😉

While I was ringing about the missing mat , I also asked about the “Television, Multiple TVs, Big Screen TV, Video Player: In second bedroom” this to me suggested at least two if not more to be multiples and that one video player was in the second room. Real estate first asked had I checked all the cupboards cause maybe it was put away ( hmmm is it hard to clean like a sandy mat? Haha). Assuring her this wasn’t the case she said its new owners of the apartment so the previous owners had probably taken it with them 🙂

Inside I must say its spotless and the linen is crisp and white and towels white, soft and fluffy. The veranda has a six seater table with umbrella ( that works) and two sun lounges. It has a BBQ. but with restaurants less than 50 metres away it will stay covered 🙂 With the beach right across the street the view is spectacular.

Then we get to the funny windows . In the lounge if the apartment next door had tenants we would look straight onto heir veranda from the lounge room. But, good blinds ( and no tenants) mean this isn’t an issue. Then in our bedroom one of our long ceiling to floor windows faces the next unit’s veranda ( which had tenants I found out after an awkward…”hello” hahaha…) awkward by the way just cause I was opening the blinds when we arrived and was staring not realising It wasn’t our veranda lol. I applied this knowledge and quickly told everyone to keep the bathroom windows closed hahahahahahahahaha

After a few laughs Brian and I headed to Salamander Bay to stock up on groceries while Ally, Tim and Rachel headed to the beach.
Dinner was at Aussie Bob’s fish and chips take away store where you can eat in .. well eat out under over. We have been coming here for years and the food is always delicious with crisp noun greasy batter on fish and great chips. The kids finished off with deep fried Oreos but Brian and I declined.

It’s great having all the family here on a holiday.

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

2 thoughts on “Photoshop / wide lens angle – fun or deception?

  1. Real Estate agents love wide angle lens… though i’ve yet to find one that make a rug magically disappear!

  2. Ha ha …loved the rug reasoning .

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