Technical Photo Puzzle

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by LauraK, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. LauraK

    LauraK Guest

    I need help with a question that's come up.
    In this photo you'll see a skull and crossbones and a circle "floating" above
    the car.
    http://www.rickschwalliephotos.com/2003/world/23.html
    This is light bouncing off reflective material on the car. You can see the
    "whited out" part of the X on the right rear of the car and the circle in the
    middle of the car.
    The puzzle is why are the "ghost" images flipped? The skull and crossbones
    shows over the front of the car and the circle over the back.
    I told him I thought it had to do with how the lens/film was handling light,
    etc. but couldn't give him a real answer.
    Any thoughts?
    The reason for asking is to find out if there is any way to get the "ghosts" to
    appear in a photo over the place the reflective material is placed on the car
    or to predict where the "ghosts" will appear when photographed.






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    LauraK, Sep 19, 2003
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  2. LauraK

    John Miller Guest

    Yes. Locate the the point on the image that is the exact center of the full
    frame. Then, using a ruler, see if the ghosts aren't the same distance
    from the center as the reflective surfaces, and 180 degrees from them.

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    Alan Browne Guest

    All faked (and damned obvious at that).

    The "whited out" skull/x-bones.... looks with zoomed-in examination
    using Photoshop to be a hastilly done Photoshop "paint job".
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 19, 2003
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  4. LauraK

    LauraK Guest

    All faked (and damned obvious at that).
    Nope. It's for real.
    It's something racers have been playing with recently; they think it looks neat
    as it flashes through the lights on the track.




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    LauraK, Sep 19, 2003
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