Joe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2823 times:
weird that on the cockpit, the shadow on the left side- the other airplane's tail seems to be in front of the shadow which would place the tail inside the other airplane's cockpit. Maybe i'm just getting old.
Mriya From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2795 times:
Yeah looks like it to me too.. something about certain elements in that pic just doesn't sit quite right to me. Or it looks like a background editing job, as if the planes were pasted onto that backdrop.
Could be that the pic's just old or I'm seeing things. I'm not accusing, just dropping in my observations.
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This plane simply doesn't exist, otherwise there would be N8346 is Assigned, whereas the number is only reserved, to a man in Washington DC. Also, if there was an a/c flying with this registration, it would say what the a/c is. If there was an a/c flying with this registration in the past, it would list that as well. None appear.
KLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
You're all right. I found everything in the photo to be strange... the noise on the aircraft does not match that of the background. The sky looks way oversaturated. The angles of the prop looks off to me, but I think I'm just looking too closely at the photo.
JP- you're right! The sun looks as if it is behind the plane yet the cockpit has light on the side closer to the photographer. Strange....
Thanks for your input so far guys!
There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
This photograph has been the subject of much debate in the past, both externally and by the screeners. Several photographers who I would regard as technical experts when it comes to image manipulation (which I think is being implied here, even if subtly or indirectly) have taken a very close look at this image but failed to find any conclusive proof of anything untowards in it. As it is a very old image in a.net terms (uploaded almost four years ago) I suggest we let sleeping dogs lie.
RareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2254 times:
It also appears that the lower half of the prop is still, and the upper half has been artificially blurred. Along with the depressed gear, it looks like the plane was photographed on the ground and superimposed on the Monument Valley image.
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1854 times:
"Look at the landing gear struts, they are depressed. If the aircraft was in the air the struts would be fully extended."
I'll second that. We've got that plane at our FBO. Looks just like that when it's on the ground, pulls out more when it lifts off. That, and that white patch inside the strut.
Also, look at the direction of the shadow on the handle bar on the fuselage. Doesn't match the sunlight coming into the cockpit. Oh, and the windows. The scenery from outside the windows is the same tint as the scenery outside. It should be way dimmer through those windows.
One more subtle clue. Look at the top edge of the tail. A trailing strip of "white," the same white in the nosewheel strut. And..why's he cruising with gear down anyways?
Just my observations, tho. I could be totally wrong.
: "And..why's he cruising with gear down anyways?" i think the gear lever may be jammed. i know i always retract in my warrior.
: If you had another airplane in a 45* bank about 10 feet above you, don't you think you'd be look at it instead of out the window?
: Well, I don't want to "fuel the fire" but check out the propeller. The top is blurred, but on the bottom it seems to be standing still... Chris
: I'm shocked no one has mentioned the clouds. you see these Nintendo (video game) looking clouds covering the sky, yet not enough shadow on the ground
: If the plane that is banking was going to continue its turn, wouldn't it end up in or right behind the rudder of the other plane? I am with Phil on th
: That's the first thing that came to mind... Not only do they look 'strange', but there simply aren't enough shadows to make them seem real... plus, wh