reply to post by Mary Rose
Hi Everyone, I'm Inq. the newbie here, new blood is 'sometimes' good
, Forgive me if I get things wrong or upset you, nothing is directed as
personal or nasty or bossy.
I would like to make a few observations on many of your comments about the picture, it is only my own opinion. it might mean nothing or might help, My
style seem to confuse people so please feel free to ask or debate or correct me for any comment or confusion I make, I dont bite
1, The three tripods/ towers, if I can identify them as Left to right - A,B & C
The legs IMO are almost correct and just distorted by an optical illusion, please take into account you are not actually looking at the feet on the
ground, we are looking over a sloping wall in the foreground, the foot of the right hand leg is behind a block (IMO its a block to be/ing moved). This
block also appears to be sitting on poles /rollers?, there appears to be more poles in a pile to the right nearer the building.. On the right of the
picture same wall I think are planks not poles over the wall and partly off the ground in the bush /tree behind the wall.
There appears to be more planks under the tree, but I am skeptical if there is also a pipe there, as the end of one of these, seems to have a
blob/connection on it
The middle leg - I would almost agree the sun/shadows don't make sense but the shadow on the building justifies the shading on the pole /suns
position.. However the shadows are a greater mystery if this picture is the new site (I'll explain my thoughts later if you wish.)
The cable; I am "almost" ready to believe it may have been penciled in BUT . .
Taking it as a non-fake 1st, then there are TWO cables coming down and over the front wall towards the photographer, on the right of the Middle
pole the 'wire' quite visible up to the wall anyway, the wire to the left of the right hand pole is not as clear but does come down and over the
wall. that would give us two wires directly to the 'box'.
The wrap around three poles I tend to think it would have just been a wire stay wrapped round to keep the poles in place at that height. if this is
the case then the 'stay' nearest the building is broken and Dangling/ tied up?
the way it looks to me is tied to right leg then to left leg then round back to the central leg, the third but broken tie from middle leg to right
leg AKA just a simple supporting /strengthening tie? does that make any sense?
Ok the fake cable concept; or no cables, maybe it is as above just supporting ring and no electrical wire or cable, I think this is closer to the
answer; The right down wire does not exist it is a pen mark, and enlarging the picture seems to give this cable too much detail and much more like a
scribbled line. My reason for this is; the line/wire does not gain any thickness as it comes down and closer to the camera, also there is no drop or
hanging down as it comes through the air over the gap to the wall, As said enlarging the picture it appears to be a pen ( biro) mark added later,
and because of the difference in Contrast.
Phew ! sorry I do go on
I'll end with a short observation on B tower; it must have been one hell of a height ! It exceed the height of the building (from the cameraman view
point who is at ground level, thus has to be considerably taller than tower A.
Thanks for giving me your time, I look forward to any comments