posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 06:59 AM
Originally posted by MortPenguin
It's funny how in my analysis of the image the shadows do not need manipulation to be interpreted. But in the "correct" view none of the shadows
On the contrary, your lines don't represent any sort of accuracy with your previously drawn lines. I did a Hough Transform of the annotated 'green
lines' image and found no consistent convergence.
Wasn't the point of these images is that they are disorientating? This is why so many photos are tilted. So people who are inexperienced in
perspective have difficulty reading them. Or the many photos being composed strategically with the light source directly behind the camera which
creates a halo effect around the cameraman's shadow. It's terribly distracting.
I find it extremely rare to come across a photo taken on earth with a perfect horizon. I've been doing photography now for a number of years and
still screw it up.
If you think that the shadows truly are false then I have a challenge for you. Take any
image you think is the most convincing, open it in
photoshop/gimp etc, create a new transparent layer over it (ideally double resolution) and carefully draw a single line over each shadow showing its
direction. Don't extend or connect the lines up, just focus on each individual rock at a time.
I will show you that your shadows don't converge at all and without manually using convergence points to draw the lines you will be wildly all over
This is the maximum I'm willing to do, writing a Hough Transform is annoying and requires a lot of fine tuning. Maybe this will finally convince you
that the anomaly you perceive doesn't exist.