Light bending in the "hot plate" model of curvature In the Feynman lectures, feynman describes the hot plate model of space curvature and shows that light is bent around the center of the plate, see Fig. 42-6 http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/II_42.html#Ch42-S1 However, the hot plate corresponds to a region of positive curvature, if I understand things correctly. Outside of a mass, the spacetime curvature should be negative. I've tried to match the Feynman picture with the Schwarzschild metric. The space part of ds² is (approximately) [itex]ds^2 = (1+2GM/r) dr^2[/itex] (where I use a -+++ metric because I'm only interested in space components right now.) If I understand this formula correctly, it says that the "rulers" in feynman's picture get shorter the further I am away from the central mass, which agrees with the negative curvature interpretation. From this model alone I would expect light to bend away from a mass - which is of course wrong. Is this due to the time dilation near the mass that affects the geodesics? Or am I making another stupid mistake?