ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1486 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 19140 times:
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Quote: January 10th, 2008 at 10:48 pm
We learned about some disagreements about this photo earlier this evening. To all you nay-sayers, the validity of this photo has been confirmed with proof from the photographer.
you guys saying the photo is a fake because the exhaust should be kicking up sand, and the reflection is wrong, i think you are wrong.
I don't think the plane has cleared the fence yet. Look at where the people are looking, if you think this plane is past the fence, and over the beach, why would the people be looking underneath the plane, down the runway when there is a DC9 over their heads?
AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 765 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18962 times:
Looks real to me, just an illusion. Wide angle maybe? I don't know much about photography, but look at where the people are looking. It clearly has not cleared the fence yet. Either way, its just an odd frame of reference, that makes for a pretty neat effect.
SSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18872 times:
Quoting Ceph (Reply 17): I think its due to optical illusions
Yes. I think the photo is real.
I believe it is shot with a telephoto lens, and shot from far away. This has the effect of putting the entire picture in focus, even though the people in the foreground are significantly closer to the camera than the A/C, which is also miles closer than the hills in the background. Also, it appears that the camera is low, probably on a boat in the water, which is why you can't see you can't see the runway. I see no technical reason which would indicate that the photo is a fake, considering the geography of St. Maarten Airport.
Because of the telephoto lens, everything is in focus, and that's why it looks like the A/C is where the people are. I believe it actually has rotated well short of the fence, probably many hundreds of feet before the numbers.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 4719 posts, RR: 15 Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18793 times:
I'm sorry but something is just not right about it; the plane is too big, too clear, too something, and it just looks superimposed on the background. Is there any way to check some sort of FlightAware for SXM to see if a DC-9 for this carrier left during the day?...