posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 07:14 AM
In one of the pictures, the caption says it was created with "30,000 officers and enlisted men", significantly more than the 18,000 stated in the
I was at first struck by the sheer scale and complexity of these photos. How do you organize something like this? How do you tell people where to
stand? How long does it take to set up? What if you have to pee or something? I would be extremely claustrophobic if I were stuck in that mass of
bodies for more than a few minutes.
I also noticed that they corrected the shape of the formations for the perspective of the camera in order to make the image appear correctly (as if
viewed from above). That would add an additional amount of difficulty in the arrangement. You can see in some images how many additional troops are in
the back part of the formation, to make it appear two dimensional. Very impressive.
Also, debris765nju, this likely negates your theory of these being messages to those 'watching from above', because these formations weren't meant
to be seen from above. If you saw them from above they would look distorted and skewed because of the way they compensated for the camera
Lastly, these images are downright scary! Something about massive numbers of people (especially military), just freaks me out. I guess it reminds me
of how mind-boggling it is to think of there being more than six billion people in the world - and these photos are just a grain of sand on the beach
compared to that. It doesn't make me feel very special or unique!