Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream;
Highlows pass as patent leathers;
Jackdaws strut in peacock’s feathers.
So they do.
Black sheep dwell in every fold;
All that glitters is not gold;
Storks turn out to be but logs;
Bulls are but inflated frogs.
Captain. (puzzled) :
So they be,
(with thanks to Gilbert and Sullivan.)
This is not a negative, but an IR (infrared) picture.