posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Originally posted by markymint
Are any of the contributors to this thread people who've had a first, second or third kind of close encounter? Seriously. I'm not mucking about, nor
intend to make a fool of anyone.
No offense, but if I have I'm not discussing it on a public web forum. Honestly, unless you're collecting huge amounts of data also ... you would be
wasting your time.
I look at images like these for practice and learning, and because I find puzzles interesting. If I don't look at any picture or images because
they're beneath my notice then by the time I find one I'm actually mega interested in ... I'll be rusty and have no idea where to start.
Originally posted by chunder
reply to post by markymint
I do wish that those who have obvious skills in that area would concentrate on the material that is available that shows clear structure.
Depends how you mean obvious skills.
I consider myself amateur in these areas. If something really amazing showed up, you can bet that persons a lot better than myself would look into
Again not wanting to belittle any attempt to determine any photo's contents and understand the issues in not having the originals / enough
data etc but if the skills to analyse then why not start here.
Analyzing digital images is totally different analyzing chemically processed images.
Whilst a lot of the basic maths between analog and digital photography can be quite similar, studies like this become problematic. Chemical processes
don't create compression and tables the same way. So access to the actual camera used and physical negative is required. This is especially important
to investigate things like neg tampering and double exposures. Photogrammetry is still possible, but the data isn't usually available to do it.
Whilst digital photographs go straight to digital ... by looking at a scan of a print, we would be adding an extra layer of obscuration to an already
time consuming process.
A lot of the interesting digital ones I've looked at to my satisfaction. I don't post everything I do here really.
edit on 22-1-2013 by Pinke because: edit grammetry