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Originally posted by anon72
While looking around National Geograpic, I came across a picture spead of moon & related stuff shots. Well, since I have joined ATS, I have become a very big skeptic of moon photos and the alike.
Anyway, the photos are cool. Exhibiting all the normal characteristics (no stars in the background-high resolution photos/up close the whole deal). To me, most of them seem staged.
Well, this one appears to have a shadow not alined with the fellow in the pic [look to the left side, slightly up, before the vehicle. See the rock on the craters edge-right before the back right wheel- the shadow appears to be heading to the left-as opposed to the astronauts shadow-which is going straight ahead. Am I wrong or maybe the pic is distorded somehow for processing etc.
The reason I even thought of it was due to a recent post about fake moon photos and one huge light to create the Sun effect-I looked for the post but couldn't find it.
Sorry for not being able to highlight the spot as I am not able to do that yet.
[edit on 4/8/2010 by anon72]
Originally posted by ShadowArcher
I've never understood why shadows point in different directions in moon photos. The sun should surely cast shadows in the same direction, what with it being so far away; and yet, even on flat ground, shadows point more like they are being cast by a nearby light. I've never bothered looking up the reason for it though - perhaps someone will post it here.
Originally posted by Quickfix
The lighting in the background doesn't look like the sun, I didn't know it could be so small!
And some of the shadows of rocks are out of place as well.
Over all the photo is sketchy as some would say.
I may be no expert, I just use my common sense.