At first I was extremely skeptic myself.
I am a graphic artist, I work mainly with photoshop and know this could be done in several ways.
What I found when I originally looked at it was that they looked similar, but I discerned between looking at the window on the first floor in the
lower left hand corner they were different.
The clouds there in the window have moved slightly, and the shadows and colors are shown a little better in the second photo.
I was still very skeptic of the second photo though. I opened it in Photoshop CS2 and an easy way to tell if something has been edited is by the
transparency in edges of objects. Usually, when you look at the edges they have a very soft edge to it.
What I've done here is a simple new layer using a reddish color I ran my mouse in a general shape around the figure (which I originally thought was
two people holding each other, a simple image that could've been overlaid and created this shape). I then changed the new layer I made to a layer mode
called "Color Burn," which uses the colors in the layer above and adds them in extremely exaggerated highs and lows adding the colors, and this is
what I got.
What you see is a shape, a human figure in clothes. I would say it's a man anywhere from late 50's up in a suit.
Now, the outline though is stark and you can see it is 1 pixel line with a very defined value. If it was a 'shop' the colors would fade into each
Here's a closer look. I cropped the image and blew it up 300%.
Just what I found, not what it appears to be at all.
A very interesting photo you have here. Maybe the owner come back to see his home?
edit on 21-5-2011 by Xen0m0rpH because: New comment, enlarged crop added