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Re: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

From: BOB SHELL <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 13:21:23 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 05 Oct 1997 19:59:07 -0400
Subject: Re: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

>From: rfsignal@sprynet.com [Cathy Johnsom]
>Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 19:26:32 -0700
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>Dear Bob,
>        Thanks for your valued advice.  It puts to rest the thought I
>had that Poleroid were fool-proofed against double-exposures.  Whether
>or not the infamous pictures are staged hoaxes or not can only be
>known to the real participants in the picture taking process.  If the
>pictures are real, then there are more questions that need to be
>answered.  If the pictures are faked, then we certainly have learned a
>lot by those zircons.

>Take care for now,

Cathy and all,

It is important to remember today that the old saying "The camera
doesn't lie" is completely outmoded.  Any image CAN be faked.  Particularly
still images.  Of course this does not mean that all are, just that the
images do not stand alone as evidence.  The story told about them, and the
teller(s) of that story must be considered as part of the package.

Someone got very angry with me at a UFO Conference after he showed
a video and said "that couldn't be faked", and I told him a simple way
to fake it.  Those of us who make our livings in photography know all
sorts of tricks of the trade, some simple and some complex, for faking
things.  It is how we make our livings.  I am constantly making things
hang in mid air, and have a tool box full of goodies for doing so.  I'm
getting ready this week to photograph some Christmas ornaments for a
holiday magazine cover, and will be suspending them in mid air.  In this
case I will be using micro-thin tungsten wire, which is strong and
non-reflective and just doesn't show up in the photograph.  That's just
one of the many things in my bag of tricks, and I am not even a special
effects expert!!!


P.S.: Note to whoever started this thread.  The old Chinese saying is
actually "One picture is worth 10,000 words".  You have devalued pictures
by a factor of ten!!!!

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