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Bumper shape changes or photo shadows?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Zaphod, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    Orange strip is just the turn signal lit. The thing you mention on the white car was just a shadow from light passing through the light lens.
     
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  2. JeffK

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    I thought it was the signal at first too, but it's in both shots of that series. Might be coincidence.

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    Strangest shadow I've ever seen.
     
  3. Zaphod

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    I know, that had me perplexed for a while what that was, but the way the lens is shaped, it actually "bulges" out from the bumper somewhat and the contour follows the upper part of the fascia. This makes the bottom edge of the lens "float" in space over the ducted area. Kind of hard to explain, but it's definitely a shadow.
     
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  4. JeffK

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    haha we'll agree to disagree. In my opinion there's no possible way that's a shadow.
     
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    Go to the kitchen, take out a glass, hold it sideways over a white surface and observe the shadow that the bottom of the glass creates.
     
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    I don't own a glass. What is the shape of the shadow and what point are you making?
     
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    #7 Sonny Daze, Jun 7, 2017
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    I'm trying to provide a visual way for people to experience what is happening in real life because explaining it here is difficult.

    The shape of the shadow of the glass will be the shape of the glass. The shape of the shadow on the 3 is the shape of the portion of DRL/fog light cover that is sticking out away from the bumper into the sunlight.
     
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    It's a shadow. I explained it somewhere else, but don't remember where. The lens follows the upper bumper surface, not the one below it.
     
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    #9 Sonny Daze, Jun 7, 2017
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    Maybe this will help. If the the DRL/fog light lens cover was opaque instead of transparent, the shadow would look like this. Now compare it to the shadow caused by the overhanging lip of the bumper cover.

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  10. Garlan Garner

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    nice photos.

    Its not a shadow.
     
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  11. Garlan Garner

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    Definitely not a shadow. Its there in both fog lights at the same time.

    And.

    Shadows don't present the suns glare.
     
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    #12 JeffK, Jun 7, 2017
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    Shadows don't go in two different directions.

    the lens is also flat so there's that.
    If you can find a single other photo with this "shadow" then I'll believe it. Otherwise, this is only on the white RC model with roof racks.
     
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    They do when the objects causing the shadows are at opposite angles.
     
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    #14 JeffK, Jun 7, 2017
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    That's not how shadows work. I'm sorry but you have a single light source, the sun.

    In addition, if it was a shadow from the solid bumper overhang it would not be light colored, it would be a dark shadow.

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    I'd have to see it in person to truly be convinced.
     
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    #15 Sonny Daze, Jun 7, 2017
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    If you don't believe the lens overhangs then we at are an impasse.

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    Couldn't care less about overhangs or shadows, but man are those sexy pictures...
     
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  17. JeffK

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    I hope the actual releases have an option for a premium paint like that, plus I love those curves.
     
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    Not seeing the Midnight silver I was torn between white and blue, but that red color is making me to re-think... Damn it's so hard to decide!
     
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    What, you're not holding out for the matte black pictured in your avatar? :)
     
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    I wish I was, but it's doubtful that Tesla will make it available for public I think. Also it would be really hard to maintain the matte skin against fingerprint, bird poop, etc... :(
     

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