Great photos, but were they taken only two nights ago?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Fatfreek, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Fatfreek

    Fatfreek Guest

    The following are outstanding photos I found by Googling words Sydney and
    lightning. That's the Sydney in Australia.

    http://i17.tinypic.com/2ikvb4x.jpg
    http://i18.tinypic.com/4cady80.jpg
    http://i19.tinypic.com/2q1fout.jpg
    http://i16.tinypic.com/2ymvsx3.jpg

    The reason? On a different forum, an Aussie person there, posted them with
    "this is what the storm looked like". While he never said he took them, he
    had no problem accepting all kinds of compliments for them -- one person
    even asked for permission to use them.

    I suspected he didn't take the photos and confirmed (to myself) they were
    identical to ones already posted on those links above. I mean, lightning is
    kinda like a fingerprint in a photo. I forced his hand by asking him point
    blank if he had taken them. He conceded that a friend took them and sent
    them to him.

    Hey, this storm happened only two nights ago. While I can't prove it, I
    suspect these photos have probably been posted for quite awhile. But how can
    I prove that?

    Len
     
    Fatfreek, Mar 9, 2007
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  2. Fatfreek

    Karl Winkler Guest

    Hi Len,

    I'm not sure this is proof, but it might be interesting. I found this
    photo:

    http://ict.tippinst.ie/~bgoldbach/images/features/sydneystorm.jpg

    and if you compare it to the first link in your list, you'll notice
    that it was taken from *exactly* the same place, with exactly the same
    angle of view. Probably within a fairly short amount of time between
    it and the first shot in your list. It was posted in September of
    2004.

    -Karl
    http://www.karlwinkler.com
     
    Karl Winkler, Mar 14, 2007
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  3. Fatfreek

    Karl Winkler Guest

    Oops, I just looked at your 2nd link and it matches the shot I found
    from Sept. 2004.

    -Karl
     
    Karl Winkler, Mar 14, 2007
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  4. Fatfreek

    Sudee Guest

    If you lighten up the darker pic, you'll see that the boats anchored in the
    harbor are the same ones in the same places; shifted slightly by the tide.

    --
    Sue

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well
    dance.
    Unknown
     
    Sudee, Mar 15, 2007
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  5. Fatfreek

    Karl Winkler Guest

    Yes, I noticed that, too.

    -Karl
     
    Karl Winkler, Mar 16, 2007
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