Sunday, January 11, 2009

Can you spot the fake?

I recently performed an analysis on two images to help determine if the images were genuine or composites. While the issue is politically charged, I thought I'd give you a heads up as to the discussion. 

Look over the images. Read the arguments. Consider the points raised. Download the images and see for yourself.

I won't tell you yet what my initial conclusions were. I don't want to spoil the fun. (... and not to confuse anyone, my report has not been published yet and none of the comments on the site are mine)

Until then ... enjoy.

1 comment:

Jim Hoerricks said...

I got this in the e-mail today:

"Jim - love your site, and have corresponded before. Bit concerned with your findings. I think your report needs more analysis. There are several other anomolies in the image like smudging in the reporter clothing, reflection can't be camera lens, plus shadow analysis etc. (Forwarded for you what it is worth). But hey, well done for putting the report up for scrutiny from your peers. Keep up the good work. Nick"

To which I responded:

"Actually, my report hasn't been published yet. I was contacted to provide a more thorough and accurate report than the one submitted to the site.
I guess it was a bit confusing, sorry for that."

I've also added the little bit about none of the comments on the site have come from me.