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UFO Photo: Self made fake, easy to debunk?

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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The reason I created this was to see how easy it is to create a daytime fake UFO photo which is hard to debunk. A lot of photos seem to have Photoshop effects done to determine authenticity etc so I'm interested if anyone would be stumped by this or what gives it away? I put the text around it just in-case as I don’t want to spread a fake. So what do you think? Also the larger UFO is just an enlarged copy and I haven’t tried to place that realistically in the scene, its the smaller UFO which is what im wondering would be an obivous fake.

Also I hope its ok to post in this section, i was going to post it straight into HOAX as im not trying to suggest its real. Anyway...
Link
files.abovetopsecret.com...
(Right click view)



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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Sorry but i don't see a ufo



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Edit ; double post
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Excellent idea. I've been meaning to do something like this myself here. But...
I don't see a UFO.....



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Silend
Sorry but i don't see a ufo


The forum cuts half of it of, right click the image and view it and you should see the entire image.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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it's maybe the little object on the left.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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The lighting looks way off, that is the impression I got right off the bat.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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The little dot in the left? .. I wouldn't even consider it a UFO photo or spend much effort on trying to figure out what it was because it could be anything.. even a regular plane ..

I've been meaning to try to make something convincing in after effects but I also worried about it becoming viral and then have the Elenin effect happen where me as the creator debunks it and nobody believes me



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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where is the UFO..... is it the big saucer shaped cloud..



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by smartbuddy
where is the UFO..... is it the big saucer shaped cloud..


I'm pretty sure it's the little gray dot to the far left .. if it's the cloud then again I would have just laughed it off ..



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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OK...found it. A little blurring, and distorting of the "UFO's" and you could have yourself a 300-400 reply thread! But also be banned.

It's almost too easy to create this stuff these days. It's sort of a shame though, cause it makes me almost have to throw out any new UFO pics...



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by miniatus
The little dot in the left? .. I wouldn't even consider it a UFO photo or spend much effort on trying to figure out what it was because it could be anything.. even a regular plane ..

I've been meaning to try to make something convincing in after effects but I also worried about it becoming viral and then have the Elenin effect happen where me as the creator debunks it and nobody believes me


Its not that dot in the left that was already in the photo, click the link to see what im talking about. I dont know how to fit the image to the forum. The fake is on the right.


Originally posted by webpirate
OK...found it. A little blurring, and distorting of the "UFO's" and you could have yourself a 300-400 reply thread! But also be banned.

It's almost too easy to create this stuff these days. It's sort of a shame though, cause it makes me almost have to throw out any new UFO pics...


Also I do hope im not banned, I made it very clear its not real. My intention is just to show some members that it isnt to difficult to make a daytime ufo let alone a light in the night sky. I just want people who havent used Photoshop to get an idea of what can be done, it didnt take me that long to make either.
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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*Sorry double post*
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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Shadow fail.

The trees are well lit (sun is right & above the photographer) but the shadow is on the near side of the UFO.

Otherwise its a good job.


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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Ill be honest the actual look of the ufo itself is very fake, the shading and specular lighting etc isnt true to life.
that said error analysis wouldn't give it away to much having scanned it for that.
so the photo has little editing as such.

also the angle of the light sources have to line up on the objects and background or that can give it away too.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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AH HA .. yes right clicking to get the image location and viewing it shows it up ..

Yes that's a very obvious fake .. the lighting looks way off and the objects are far more crisp than the photo itself so they don't look at all to have been taken through the same lens but rather added in post



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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Right click with your mouse and select 'view image'

I have to agree with an earlier reply, the lighting on the closer ufo is way off, particularly in comparison to the trees.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Here is is resized.....



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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As someone who has seen a lot of CG/photoshop, both in pictures and in movies, and someone who also does a fair bit of photoshopping, myself, the first thing I notice is lighting. The UFOs should be brighter, considering the day and the fact that grey has a high albedo (it reflects more light). Those UFOs should be well-lit, and, then, the shadows should be more well-defined.
Also, the texture. They seem to smooth for something real. And, again, something real that was that smooth would be brighter.
They also seem to be in higher resolution and clarity than the rest of the photo.
And, finally, the smaller UFO has white around it (especially at the bottom), indicating it's been added.

To better fake something like this, more attention has to be paid to texture, lighting/illumination, shadowing, resolution/focus, and edges.



posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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Here, I re-sized it so it will fit on the page.




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