Thecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
What reason do you have for saying the last one is fake?
I believe they are real - all of them. I've taken some advanced classes that deal with doctoring images and detecting doctored images while in college.
Supposing that these images are fake, the most difficult thing would be to emulate the water patterns and splashes. The only way to fool the experts in this case would be to emulate a splash using a 3D graphics program, as well as the water surface.
One of the best ways to check the authenticity is by checking to see if shadows and highlights match everywhere in the picture.
It's also good to look for the reflections in things. Sometimes a person will superimpose an object with the wrong reflections onto the original image.
In doctored photos you can look closely to see if the graininess, hue, saturation, contrast, sharpness blah blah blah all match up for each object in the photo.
I'd personally spend the money to do this in real life rather than to try to doctor the images.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
All but the last are real. Notice in the last picture the guy walking away in a white shirt and bluejeans... he is in the 5th photograph in the same position. Also take note of the white Zodic boat and the cars on the pier.
Still pretty funny...
I've taken some advanced classes that deal with doctoring images and detecting doctored images while in college
Did you sleep through class
[Edited 2004-12-11 01:50:02]
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N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8534 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
Anyone who claims the last one is real is nuts. It's clearly just the previous picture of the one truck in the water and the other one is tipped sideways. Apart from being obviously faked, it defies physics to have the 2nd truck in the position.
KCmike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1371 times:
I am no expert. However to me they come across as looking...real. Aside from things being in a different position. What else is there that proves this? There was obviously some time in between photos (the last two) where "stuff" in the picture could have been moved. I bet 10-15 minutes went buy in between.
Like I said, I am no expert and not doubting. But to the un-trained eye. It looks real. Perhaps some obvious giveways could be explained.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7144 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
I don't know if it is real or not, but it certainly is funny. The biggest truck would not have fallen over. a) it wasn't on a slope like the first truck, and b) it had horizontal stabilizers on each side.