I found this picture on Caring Dom's blog, and it made me think.
Firstly let me state that the corner is the best place for a freshly spanked girl, or boy for that matter. What made me think was how these two ladies have been displayed. Judging by the looks of the room they've been spanked in separate locales.
The girl on the left is at home, and while her bottom is certainly pink, it is nowhere near as red as the young lady on the right, so I'd guess she got away with a hand spanking. She has been sent to the corner, but has been permitted to rub her stinging backside with her hands. I never permit this unless they're doing the 'dance', and I do not allow 'dancing' for very long.
The young woman on the right appears to have gotten it at school. She's been given a good spanking, and I suspect she got hand and an implement, there's an absence of cane marks, so she escaped the ultimate sanction. She has been installed in the corner with her hands on her head, so that anyone present is getting a good eyeful of her well reddened buttocks. It is to be hoped that her parents won't decide to follow up her school spanking with one at home.
Just the difference in positioning got me thinking.