Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3299 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
I was just looking at the latest (Nov/Dec 2005) issue of Airliners magazine and I saw what appears to be the most blatant fake pic I've ever seen on page 52. I wasn't able to scan it in, but if you take a look, see for yourself. The caption is describing what is supposed to be a US Airways A321 and a United 757 doing simultanous approaches on runways 28R and 28L, repectively, with a United 747 awaiting departure. The funny thing is, the 757 picture was pasted on top of the verticle stab of the 747. Take a look and see for yourselves! There also appears to be what looks like a Delta 757 is the far background on final to OAK runway 29.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4343 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3519 times:
I checked the picture as well and I think it's not doctored. When it's taken from further away, there isn't hardly any difference in size between the Object in the front and the one further in the back and then it the result can look strange and fabricated. The 747 is supposed to be behind the United 757 (in between the front and background runway) SO that's why the tail is behind the fuselage. Also both the seriousness of the magazine and the captions don't make a photoshop fake likely.
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Wagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 516 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3478 times:
The UA 747 is between the two runways. There is another photo of the same exact approach elsewhere in that article from a differant location.
I beleive both photos are actually on A.net as well, and the there was a discussion of how the same approaches were photographed from 2 differant locations. I recognized them when I first opened the article.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
I opened the a.net pic on the large setting and the brightness around the 744 tail is much lighter than the pic in the magazine. Airliners Magazine has had darker settings from time to time in the years I've shot for them.
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