Photo © Sam Chui
This shot of mine have received almost 400 emails....
While 90% of the email are highly encouraging, a few of them are doubting the shot is real.
Here are a few links to some forum my shot was discussed at.
One in Thai which I don't understand
and even one in Russian I lost the links.
I just want to say that, perhaps it is unfair to make a simple (and wrong)assumption or an very objective judgement regarding any photo without first consult the photographer.
Sometimes things happened beyond other's knowledge and one's imagination. Lot of things I see and know but the other's don't and vice versa.
Most emails accusing my photo being fake, also came with an unreturnable email address, so I wonder had they made up their mind 100% my photo's fake without hearing my stories? Why the email addresses were fake when people do this, sense of fear or guilt?
Finally, regard to that specific picture, why would one think its illegal or without permission flying over the aerospace, and if we don't get permission, I think we may get a close visit of the air force around the Cessna, and that will really be some real adventure and story making!
Perhaps sometimes there are many photos that are too good to tell they are real or fake but please email the photographer about your doubts before making a self judgement and post in a public forum, that you may prepare to humiliate yourself if you're wrong. For those fake emails I received, I simply just ignore them and had a few laugh with my mates.
P.S. I also have to admit people are over estimating my photoshop skills, I am quite a dummy on computer so I doubt I can make one like that in PS.
[Edited 2004-06-07 09:04:04]