posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:10 AM
Originally posted by dragnet53
reply to post by OrphenFire
generally you can tell if it is photoshopped. But as an avid user of photoshop I can say this is genuine.
Sigh. If an 'avid' Photoshop user believes he can always spot a PS job, on a non-full-res image, then it simply shows he needs to get more
FTR, I don't see any obvious photoshopping, but I know how I *would* do it if I had to.
I don't think it is a water spout, for all the reasons posted above, but here's one more. Think about it - if a bloody great bolt of millions of
volts came pummeling down through WATER, what do you think would happen to that WATER? Keep its nice neat shape...? And as many have pointed out,
waterspouts just DON'T look like that, anyway.
To me, my best guess is that TWO strikes occurred in that 1/8 sec..
One that was 'slow' (yes, strikes do come in different speeds), and was motion blurred sideways to give the 'spout', and then one much brighter
and faster strike, following the first path almost exactly (as they do). That second strike was the one that provided most of the light, and the
reasonably sharp silhouette.
Just a theory..