posted on Jan, 22 2007 @ 05:46 PM
Maybe my status as an "expert" can be taken into question but I am a professional who uses photoshop all the time and know it pretty well inside and
In my opinion the photos are deffinitly freakin cool, probably the best I've seen in a long long time, if not the best I've ever seen. I agree with
some of the other posters, that the photos do seem almost too good to be true.
I did notice the difference in the light pattern in the different pictures.
From a photoshop angle, it honestly wouldn't be too hard to duplicate somthing like this given the right resources and talent. The trees would not
be a very hard thing to lay over another image, you could do it with a "multiply" or "overlay" layer blending option.
The problem with analyzing this photo is that (I haven't checked) it is most likely at a resolution of 72 dpi, optimized for web. To really have a
good look at the details of the image we would need a copy at about 300 dpi or better, however, we can't just take this one and up the rez since
it's already lost a lot of information
As far as the motion blurs it seems consistant with both the craft, lights and trees.
BUT, and I think a lot of people aren't taking this into consideration, is the speed of the craft might not have been all that fast. Anyone who's
ever taken a photo before should know that you will need to slow the shutter speed down under low light conditions. The slower shutter speed can
cause lights to streak, or appear to be moving.
I'm sure we've all seen the photos of a highway with the long streaks of lights from moving cars. These photos are achieved by leaving the shutter
open for a given amount of time. The same is true here.
I believe the saucer type craft was actually not moving that fast at all, and the low (I'm guessing late afternoon in winter, based on the light and
lack of leaves) light neccesitated a slower shutter speed. The slower shutter speed and lack of a tripod is probably what led to there being an equal
amount of motion blur on both the craft and the tree.
That is, of course, if it's not completely fake lol
As for the balloon shaped craft I really have no idea, doesn't look designed for speed, more for capacity, like those giant cargo planes the army
has. It looks really good as far as a photo goes, exceedingly clear.
It does seem almost too good to be true lol
I wish we knew more about the origin of the photos, it also seems a bit odd that they're all taken by the same person ( please correct me if I'm