Real or Not? Take a look.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Rusted, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Rusted

    Rusted Member

    This is a photo of my son and me. Are we really in the cab or did we fake this?
  2. Rusted

    Rusted Member

    Mmmm, no picture showed up. I'll try again. If it doesn't attach this time I'll have to assume it go beyond my fire wall.

    If so, sorry for teasing.

    (I could email to someone else who has had luck posting before.)

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  3. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    YES! My first guess is that it is a doctored photo, but maybe it is doctored in such a way as to make the viewer think that you doctored yourself into the cab, when maybe you were really there; but didn't want to be too obvious. That should be as clear as mud, or used diesel fuel or whatever.
  4. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member


    Nice shot, but I have to say NOT!!:D :D :D

    I see that your living in God's country, the wife and I will be moving back to Grand Rapids MN in two weeks. Want me to bring some of this southern California warmth back with me?

  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Unless this was part of the "philadelphia experiment", it's a doctored photo. Your right forearm is sticking through the side of the cab, and without actually taking measurements, your image is maybe just a touch too small.
  6. Rusted

    Rusted Member

    I won't give up my day job. Also, UP would know better than to let me in the cab - they'd have a hard time getting me out.

    Dan Raitz, welcome back to MN, why did you go to CA, why are you coming back?
  7. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Jobs took us out. Family is bringing us back. Want to see the grandkids more than once a year.

  8. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    It's a fake!

    Yes, it is not real.

    I took the image into an editor and down to the pixel. It is a convincing job but,...

    Well- the hand thru the side of the cab- could be the droop of the sleeve over the arm rest. There is a linear "smudge" of yellow that didn't match the lay of the colors when I zoomed to pixel size and there's a "step" in the pixels as far as color/tone/shape. The obvious flaw is the hair not having a straight edge where the awning cuts across. That too has a step in shape.

    Close! Good enough to hang on the wall! :)


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  9. Rusted

    Rusted Member

    Thanks. I did spend some time on it hoping it would be convincing.

    The picture I posted came out as a closer view than I hoped.
  10. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    It was that little smidge of...

    It was that little smidge of hair/awning that caught my eye- would have even if it was a bit more distant- a little further and the noise woulda made me say- "Can't be sure".

    It's still a great edit! Boffo in fact! Angle, light, position- Ya made me look! And I mean really look.

    Thanks for the sport.

  11. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

    The sun shade is in the closed position, meaning it is down flat against the window. You couldn't lean out the window like you have yourself with it in that position. Had the shade been out, you were close. Find another unit with both windows open and the sun shade out and repeat your magic. Over all, I would give it a B+ and to the general public, they wouldn't catch it.

    Greg Elems

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