airsnaps
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Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:45 pm

Hi all,

Can anyone see anything in this picture?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Mckenzie



With all due respect to Bob Mckenzie, I honestly can't see a thing!

Regards,

Paul.
 
Glenn
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:49 pm

I can see it but you have to adjust the contrast so it isn't so dark, and even then it's hard to see.

Someone might wanna explain why it got put up so early. Heads are gonna roll

 
timdegroot
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:53 pm

Is this some kind of Joke? Smile

Tim
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Glenn
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:54 pm

what's you gamma setting. May have it set too high
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:54 pm

Looks like a plane to me, but I had to adjust my monitor.....



ADG
 
cricri
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:57 pm

Well, after using a very sharp resolution on my 21" screen i finally got it... looks amazing, any idea when it will be in the air?
 
Glenn
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:59 pm

it is according to the caption
 
timdegroot
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:59 pm

What should I do to see it??

Tim
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:18 pm

Hi all

After having a look at the image from the link I had to admit that I could not see it either.

Went out for petrol (gas to you USA'ers) came back, adjusted monitor and can just make it out.

Ain't Gemini Jets making a model out of this one?

Cheers

Gary Watt
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:20 pm

I reckon Mr McKenzie is going to get a visit from the men in the black suits  Wink/being sarcastic

They always said it was flying out of an island off Scotland, surprised you havent come up with a shot Gary?

Paul
 
fritzi
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:22 pm

hmmmm, smells fishy...  Confused



I took the picture and pasted it into photoshop, and I could only find one color throughout the entire pic (except for the bar at the bottom)

Red: 0
Green: 3
Blue: 6

This date reminds me of something but what???  Wink/being sarcastic
 
Ljungdahl
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:23 pm

What an excellent idea to "soften" the rules for acceptance in the DB - this will be a day to remember...  Big grin
 
timdegroot
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:25 pm

Well, I tried everything in photoshop but can't make out anything...
Must have something to do with the date then Smile

Tim
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AndyEastMids
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:26 pm

Shouldn't the picture have been rejected "baddark"?  Wink/being sarcastic
 
sunilgupta
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:37 pm

Looks fine to me... I can't believe a photo finally emerges of this “black” aircraft! This reminds me of the first time I saw the F-117… total awe… well done Bob!!!

Sunil
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:10 pm

Obviously FAKE - look at the edges ... cut 'n' paste and poorly done at that.

Cheers,

Colin
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airsnaps
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:20 pm

Hi again,

If anyone can e-mail (mail@airsnaps.com) me some sort of monitor callibration software to help me see this I'd apprecaite it.

I must be doing something wrong because at full contrast/brightness and high resolution on a Sony Tinitron 21" screen I can't see a single thing. I just nearly took my eyes out...

However, for those of you claiming to be able to see something then my apologies for starting this thread; both to Bob and the screener who let this photo through.

Regards,

Paul.
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:33 pm

Wow, lots of calls coming in from US Air Force representatives demanding that we remove the photo so it's definitely not fake. I will be forced to take it down quite soon so enjoy it while it lasts. The thumbnail looks dark but with proper monitor calibration the large version is crisp clear. What the heck is that thing under the wing!?

/ Johan
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sunilgupta
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:37 pm

What the heck is that thing under the wing!?

I was wondering that myself Johan. I heard that the USAF had to develop new types of weapons for the Aurora, although it was designed to carry most things internally. Not much can stand up to Mach 6 flight hanging off the wing like that.

Sunil
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:11 am

Great stuff! Such an honour for A.net to have such a beautiful pix!
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:11 am

Its no wonder some photographers have problems getting pictures accepted on this site. If they can't calibrate their monitors well enough to see the Aurora, what chance do they have of getting the colour balance, contrast and sharpness right in their own pictures?  Nuts

Andy
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:20 am

I had some problems seeing it, too, but now... Adjusted my monitor and WOW! It's incredible! A wonderful sibling of the U-2 and the SR-71. I love it! By the way, Johan, could you put it in the place of the NW 744 on top of the site? At least for one day? It's so freaking gorgeous...
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:22 am

Went out for petrol came back, adjusted monitor and can just make it out.

I've got the petrol, drunk it all and I STILL cant see it. Off to look for some strong glue now.
 
JeffM
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:23 am

What the heck is that thing under the wing!?

Those are the new secret air to air weapons code named "April Fools".

Doh!
 
fritzi
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:24 am

Johan,

why didn´t you take it down immedialy when you were contacted by the USAF??? Doesn´t really make sence.

Im 99.9% sure that this is just a hoax because if it really was a picture of the Aurora, I think that the USAF would have the power to close the site or just take away the picture by only making a few phone calls.

If this isn´t a hoax, then I´ll buy Bob Mckenzie a crate of beer if he ever comes to Austria. (I´ll also bash in my monitor).

Edit: Ill also make sure that I´m sent to a mental hospital.

[Edited 2003-04-01 16:27:17]
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:27 am

Very cool image indeed!

Robert
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:28 am

That thing under the wing is clearly a pontoon for water landings. In the 21st century, aircraft carriers will be obsolete.
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:33 am



The only thing I can see is the Black Crows flying about the nose.......



APRIL FOOLS
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Ljungdahl
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:40 am

But I can't understand why they had to add those dayglo markings on the pontoon, sorta destroys the whole "low-visibility" thingy!!

...maybe a little bit difficult to see, better check out that your monitor is properly calibrated - of course...  Big grin
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:46 am

Fritzi, Sweden prides itself in its independence from the United States.
Unless and until Johan is ordered to by Swedish authorities he's under no obligation to remove this picture.
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manu35
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:56 am

APPPrrril fruitttttt
Clap clap clap, congratulation you Webmaster.  Wink/being sarcastic)
 
EGGD
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:59 am

The c/s is absolutely brilliant!!!

Great photo, reveals the true meaning of flight!  Laugh out loud
 
jfktowerfan
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:03 am

With such an amazing pic why has is not been put into editors choice?!?! Finally someone has outdone on of baileys inflight shots!

Corey
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:12 am

ROFLMAO!!!! Big grin Big grin Big grin

Classic, just classic! My favourite comments so far:

With all due respect to Bob Mckenzie, I honestly can't see a thing!


I must be doing something wrong because at full contrast/brightness and high resolution on a Sony Tinitron 21" screen I can't see a single thing. I just nearly took my eyes out...


Shame my response got taken down but then I guess it would have given the game away too early!  Wink/being sarcastic

Nice one! Was beginning to wonder whether we'd get one on here!

Cheers!

Rez
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Scotty
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:27 am

Jez back

Got the gloo

F...k I Seeee it!!! A flying dolphin!!!!!!

 Wow!

 Smokin cool
 
A388
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:45 am

All I can say, it's a good joke. I told my friends about it immediately not realizing it's April Fool's day, haha. I also thaught I saw a dolphin  Wink/being sarcastic

You had me fooled there, but I laughed.

Regards,

A388
 
planeboy
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:46 am

Looks like another hot "Hooters" girl standing next to it!!  Love  Love  Love
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:52 am

Isn't that Hooters girl from the overhead luggage bin at the controls of the Aurora?

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Salina Chan
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:57 am

Planeboy: the picture was taken from a KC-10!
where do you see the Hooters girl standing next to it?
can't wait to see it close up next time i am in Area 51  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Salina
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:02 am

Salina, the Aurora is so advanced that people can stand next to it even when it's flying!
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:47 am

Guys, what's all the excitement about? I've already seen two photographs of this aircraft. Can't be all that secret:


HEIGHT="288" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3">




See, the US military and the MIB aren't nearly as good at keeping their stuff hidden as they used to be.... oh, the good old times of area 51, when the www did not exist yet...

 Big grin
 
fritzi
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:49 am

Jwenting,

If the US would be really desperate, I bet that they would have their ways...
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:50 am

APRIL FOOL!!!!

there is no plane there!
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fritzi
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:54 am

Congratulations Bruce?


How did you find that out???  Nuts
 
airsnaps
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:58 am

Hi all,

Just my luck!

Don't I get some sort of free gift from the Airliners.net store for being the first gullible moron on here?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Happy April Fools everyone!

Paul.
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:00 am

Ok...kudos to the crew on this one...that was pretty good. Today in class, my prof came in with a huge list of events and asked us to place the dates. The whole class was in an uproar...I was like uhhh...guys...it's April 1!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:03 am

1 April............. Smile Smile Smile
 
sunilgupta
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:11 am

LOL Ikarus!!!!! I can't even breath right now... f***ing hilarious photos!!!!

Sunil
 
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:54 am

Yeah, you had me goin as well  Smile I tried a few things in photoshop and no luck...just a blank photo. then i went futher in the forum and found out what day it was. Shoot me plz.

BTW, thats a freaky pic of the outline of the F22. There's just something about it.

Tim
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RE: Re:- Boeing Aurora Picture?!

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:11 am

I noticed right after seeing that Bob Mckenzie had 0 other photos here, that it was fake.

Good joke, I think I'll upload some joke pics too Big grin

-Clovis

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