Saturday, February 14, 2009

Grow houses on the rise

With the troubles in the economy and foreclosures increasing by the week, some homeowners are renting out their houses with little care as to what goes on once they hand over the keys. Many end up being grow houses. Criminals love these rental situations - there's only the crop to loose if the house gets raided, they just set up elsewhere.

Getting pictures right in these houses can be tricky. They are packed with plants and special lamps that aid in growing the crop. These lamps can cause havoc with the pictures taken on scene. Luckily, you've got Forensic Photoshop.

In this case, it took 3 passes with EditLab Pro to get all of the errant colour out of the image. Then, it was just a matter of sharpening it up a bit. In just a few minutes the images were finished and ready for the filing team. Now there's no doubt as to the type of plants that we're dealing with.

One small tip for the photographers, try to keep the light source out of the scene as much as possible.

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