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Afghan photo...an obvious photoshop

Posted on 04/19/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT by Raebie



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; troops
Why haven't I seen this obvious alteration mentioned anywhere? The shading around the bodies looks off too.

Would appreciate any comments from those more experienced than me. But that soldiers hand in the top of the photo is definitely missing. Which makes the whole thing suspect to me.

1 posted on 04/19/2012 1:02:22 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Bump


2 posted on 04/19/2012 1:03:45 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Raebie

What are you talking about?


3 posted on 04/19/2012 1:06:03 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Raebie

I think his hand is behind the dead guy, holding him up for the camera.

SnakeDoc


4 posted on 04/19/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Raebie

It just looks like it is illuminated with a spotlight. Not photoshop.


5 posted on 04/19/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Raebie

Well that’s obviously Howdy Doodie’s head pasted on the Gates body.


6 posted on 04/19/2012 1:08:13 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Raebie
The shadows in this photo make no sense at all.

Where did you get it? What's the source?

7 posted on 04/19/2012 1:14:28 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Sorry...the LA Times. It’s the same pic I’ve seen anywhere.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-afghan-photos-20120419,0,5098138.story


8 posted on 04/19/2012 1:18:35 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Shadows wrong? Looks like shadows from a flash on a camera. Sorry, but...


9 posted on 04/19/2012 11:30:19 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Raebie

You know, it looks like the gloved left hand of the soldier on the left disappears into the left arm of the dead mooselimb on the floor, and the shadows don’t like right either, although I can’t out my finger on exactly why.

If this is another case of our propaganda media manufacturing infammatory news, the I propse they be shut down permanently and jailed.

I really don’t need news if it’s nothing but lies.

ABC Lies. World Lies Tonight. Fox Lies Network.

Let’s start calling them what they are.


10 posted on 04/19/2012 11:40:38 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bolobaby
Perhaps, perhaps not.

Is the ascending dark line on the insurgent's left lapel a shadow, or is that a physical part of his jacket?

11 posted on 04/19/2012 11:42:39 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Raebie

Look at the shadows cast. Not only shopped but badly done so.


12 posted on 04/19/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Also, the shadow of the gloved hand on the soldier in the back has a hard edge to it about one or two pixels thick. This hard edge is considerably darker than the shadow itself. Do natural shadows have hard edges to them that are darker in color than the rest of the shadow?


13 posted on 04/19/2012 11:47:26 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
Here's the glove @ 660X magnification:


14 posted on 04/19/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Raebie
Here's where the insurgent's lapel crosses before the soldier in the back's hand. This is @ 1200x:

Is this piping, or is this a shadow? If it's a shadow, shouldn't its line fall behind the soldier's uniform, not in front of it?

And if it's a shadow, what kind of shadow has hard borders around it? So maybe it's piping. But then, what's going on in the gloved clip I posted above?

15 posted on 04/19/2012 11:57:30 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: SnakeDoctor

If his hand is behind his back, why does the sheet go around his wrist, rather than over it.

I swear when I first saw it, I thought the soldier had had his hand amputated.


16 posted on 04/19/2012 12:01:36 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Based on the fact it looks like the guy is lying on the floor, practically on his back, how would they manipulate is had up on to the guy’s shoulder? He must have 6ft long arms.

Sorry, I’m an amature, but this whole pic looks very odd to me.


17 posted on 04/19/2012 12:05:02 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Based on the fact it looks like the guy is lying on the floor, practically on his back, how would they manipulate it up on to the guy’s shoulder? He must have 6ft long arms.

Sorry, I’m an amature, but this whole pic looks very odd to me.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 12:05:17 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

You’re pixel-peeping some 10th generation pic downloaded off the Internet. I’m as suspicious of the media as the next guy, but nothing strikes me as extraordinary in this picture. There’s very harsh lighting from a close light source (presumably, the flash).


19 posted on 04/19/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: bolobaby

Good one, stole it immediately.


20 posted on 04/19/2012 12:12:56 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: bolobaby

Good one, stole it immediately.


21 posted on 04/19/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Raebie
what about that itty bitty left hand on Gates’ shoulder? And doesn't Gates look a lot like the gal in the Abu-grav photos?
22 posted on 04/19/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: FoxInSocks
You’re pixel-peeping some 10th generation pic downloaded off the Internet. I’m as suspicious of the media as the next guy, but nothing strikes me as extraordinary in this picture. There’s very harsh lighting from a close light source (presumably, the flash).

It looked weird. I took 20 seconds out of my day to investigate it a bit. Burned maybe 5 calories.

23 posted on 04/19/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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