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Talking About Pterosaurs... [Sep. 16th, 2011|03:59 pm]
Tony Grist
There are several photographs going the rounds showing characters from the Old West strutting their stuff with a dead one. This is the latest to appear.  It featured last month on Loren Colman's Cryptomundo site.  It's provenance is unknown.

I'm no expert on photo-fakery, but those guys look authentically 1900ish to me- as does the style of the image. The beast is believable- and seems to be in the early stages of decomposition (so not recently shot).

But there's something weird going on with the background.To the right we have what looks like a barn door. To the left there's a surface with rungs embedded in it that might be concrete or plaster were it not for the waviness of the bottom edge. And where exactly does the barn door end and the other surface begin? Then there are the slanting features behind the legs of the guys to the left. One commentator suggests they're disembodied deer's feet- and proof that what we've got here is a picture of a boring old hunting party that has been whizzed about in the computer. 

So almost certainly a fake... yes?
 
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2011-09-17 12:36 pm (UTC)
Sadly it's bound to be a fake. It's just too easy to fake things these days. In recent photo I removed an annoying post that was bang in the middle of the picture. I had to replace the paving and construct the end of man's left foot, but it didn't take me all that long and compared to some, I'm a mere novice at this kind of thing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-09-17 01:36 pm (UTC)
Sadly, people are still being fooled. I found a photo on-line today that purported to show a car from the 1950s in an Edwardian street scene. It was being presented (apparently with complete sincerity) as evidence of a "time slip".
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