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Ghost kitty

  1. Nov 5, 2006 #1

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    I love ghost stories. I love cats. I love ghost stories about cats.
    http://www.coasttocoastam.com/gen/page1153.html?theme=light
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    I slowly turned up my monitor's brightness and contrast and all of a sudden WTF A CAT????
     
  4. Nov 5, 2006 #3

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    I'm really curious to see what shows up on Wollie's web cam. I want a live feed set up so we can all watch for ghosties.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2006 #4

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    I think I'll not be able to sleep tonight. And no, I'm not joking.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2006 #5

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    At the very least, the photo has a big section in the lower-left photoshop'd out of it (open it in a photo editor and crank-up the gamma). Big red flag that it's a hoax.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2006 #6

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    Looks like a good photoshop job, especially with the way they blurred all around the edges to try to blend it in with the surroundings.

    I remember the fun photos I got with an old film camera when I managed to use the same film twice (hint, be sure you rewind the film all the way back into the cannister so you know it's already exposed, especially if you're prone to getting your exposed and unexposed film mixed up). I had horses sitting on people's spoons or running into their mouths. It was quite fun. Looked sort of ghostly with the double exposure. :biggrin:
     
  8. Nov 5, 2006 #7

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    hmm.. I will take a look at that in Photoshop tomorrow. I have no decent image editing software on this laptop.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2006 #8
    Are you talking about this lower left section?
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  10. Nov 5, 2006 #9

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    Actually, I was thinking it really is a single photo of a cat, just staged, and there was something in the frame that would have shown it.

    The cat would be out of focus, so close to the camera, though I was thinking that it was closer to being in focus than it should be for so close. Not sure, though - many better digital cameras can focus in the dark.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2006 #10

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    I don't know. To me, it looks like more than just out of focus type blurry. It looks like someone went all around the edges and tried to intentionally blur quite a bit outward to blend it in to the background image. It's probably why you also see an area that's empty. I think they took two images, altered the contrast, and superimposed them.

    Sheesh, if they were going to fake a ghost, they at least should have tinkered with the opacity so you could see through the cat. :biggrin:
     
  12. Nov 5, 2006 #11

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    Yes. Here's what it looks like with just the gamma upped a bunch. It almost looks like it is just so dark that there's no data there, but it would be very unsual for there to be exactly no data. And there isn't a very good gradient between dark and light areas - it is too sharp of a drop off. Also, the top of the black area covers part of the white sheet - the brightest part of the frame.
     

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    I wonder why they took that part out...
     
  14. Nov 5, 2006 #13

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    yeah, it does look very fishy.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2006 #14

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    What I want to know is who the woman in the shawl is... :bugeye:
     
  16. Nov 6, 2006 #15
    That image freaked me out. Not because of the thought that the ghost was real, but just because it looked kinda freaky.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2006 #16
    That's what I was thinking :surprised
     
  18. Nov 6, 2006 #17

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    Have you been dipping into Ivan's catnip basket too? :bugeye: What woman in the shawl? :confused:
     
  19. Nov 6, 2006 #18

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    I don't see it either..:confused:
     
  20. Nov 6, 2006 #19

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    Look in the upper left section of the high gamma shot. There appears to be a cloaked figure with an ET looking face. It results from the light reflecting on the lace.
     
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  21. Nov 6, 2006 #20

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    Her face is the brightest thing in the uncorrected shot. Yes, she does have a bit of a horse-face...
     
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