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Oswald Rifle Photo is True

Postby Nostradamus » 06 Nov 2009, 09:47

Sorry reading is a must.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_on_re_us/us_oswald_photo

The infamous photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle in his backyard would have been nearly impossible to fake, according to a new analysis by a Dartmouth College professor.


But Farid's latest finding, which will be published in the journal Perception, is in keeping with his earlier research that showed the human visual system does a poor job at judging whether cast shadows are correct, he said.

"It turns out we're really bad at it. Even though our visual system is very, very good ... we are really bad at judging shadows," he said. "I'm bad at it and this is what I do for a living."
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Re: Oswald Rifle Photo is True

Postby Nostradamus » 06 Nov 2009, 09:55

To see the photo in question and to see another analysis check here:
http://www.jfk-assassination.de/media/photos/oswaldrifle.php

Claims on this site that are apparently wrong:
1. The rifle to height ratio is wrong
2. The shadows are wrong

Claim 1 is a simple issue of projective shortening. Claim 2 is more difficult to discern and is addressed in the more recent analysis.

A better image can be seen at:
http://www.theblackvault.com/wiki/index.php/Lee_Harvey_Oswald
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Re: Oswald Rifle Photo is True

Postby ProfWag » 06 Nov 2009, 22:15

Interesting stuff ND. I've always wondered why, if Oswald was so innocent and a patsy, did he shoot Officer Tippit?
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Re: Oswald Rifle Photo is True

Postby ciscop » 06 Nov 2009, 23:50

Nostradamus wrote:To see the photo in question and to see another analysis check here:
http://www.jfk-assassination.de/media/photos/oswaldrifle.php

Claims on this site that are apparently wrong:
1. The rifle to height ratio is wrong
2. The shadows are wrong

Claim 1 is a simple issue of projective shortening. Claim 2 is more difficult to discern and is addressed in the more recent analysis.

A better image can be seen at:
http://www.theblackvault.com/wiki/index.php/Lee_Harvey_Oswald


uh i didnt know about this photo nor controversy
great stuff nostradamus


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Re: Oswald Rifle Photo is True

Postby Nostradamus » 07 Nov 2009, 00:02

What I think is the most interesting part of this is that shadows played a role in this photo and I recall shadows being called into question in some 9/11 ideas and in the claims of a moon landing hoax. The point is that people are bad at understanding shadows. I have noticed the same problem when creating photo realistic scenes in a 3d program. I have to play with the lighting to get the scene to be believable although the scene is always a correct scene. It seems that I have to address the issue of poor shadowing understanding that is a part of being human.
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Re: Oswald Rifle Photo is True

Postby Nostradamus » 07 Nov 2009, 00:07

When we want to be a true skeptic we need to understand the limitations of our senses in interpreting what is and is not. This goes hand in hand in understanding the limitations of any devices we use to record events be it a camera, video, sound recording, or what we write, or just our memories of something experienced.
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