UPDATED:Photo of 'Bombers' has been Doctored
At Least one person has been superimposed
Prisonplanet | July 25 2005
CLG reported: "At first, (almost) everything looks fine, but look closer... look at the guy with the white hat... check out his left arm (HIS left arm).... the lower of the rails of the railing is IN FRONT of his left arm... where of course it shouldn't be! I'm NO image specialist, but this sure looks ridiculous. I'd say it´s a fake."
The CLG has also inspected this image. "The white-hatted man was apparently superimposed onto the photo. Not only is his arm 'behind' a railing that is supposedly several feet behind HIM, but also, upon magnification in Photoshop, part of the bar actually goes into his head. This was 'touched-up,' but pixels of his head mix unmistakably with pixels from the railing." --Michael Rectenwald.
Here is an enhancement of the picture. You can clearly see that the railing appears IN FRONT of the supposed bomber's left arm. Not only this but there also seems to be a railing running through the man's head.
A further analysis clearly shows the railing continuously running visible through the man's head. There is also a noticeable outline above the bomber's cap and around his head, indicating the image has been "cut out" and superimposed onto the original.
Why would the authorities doctor this image? What are they trying to persuade the public into believing? Or is this simply an optical illusion? If anyone has any other explanation for these anomalies, please e-mail the details to us.
Hi there Alex,
Im art director of a multimedia agency in europe. I work with photoshop and
similar programs every day and I know them quite well. The photo of the
bombers appears to be doctored, yes. But the nature of the doctoring is
especially curious, as it appears to be deliberately faked. With that I mean
that the mistakes in this photo are more difficult to put in than to leave
If I wanted to doctor a photo like that, then I could easily do so without
having the bars go through the guys arm and head (in photoshop). The fact
that the bars do go through the arm and head suggests that someone made more
work for themselves than necessary, just to insure that whoever looks
closely enough at the pic sees they were doctored. Its faked, but someone
wants us to know it and deliberately put those mistakes there to let us know
it. The black "halo" around the guys head is curious too, as it is just as
possible to leave it entirely out by tracing the selection-outline more
accurately when copying the pixels of the entire guy..
This is weird: who would do this, and why? Ive noticed the same thing from a
lot of september 11 footage, and from the saddam capture photos.
For me it boils down to: Why let the world know its a covert op, when its a
The side of the lower railing to the left of the guy is out of alignment
with the railing to his right. The two sections don't line up as they should.
Notice also the odd lighting on the middle railing. There is bright
reflection on top to the far left of the guy and no reflection on the section from the upright
to where it passes behind his body, and then it starts reflecting again to
his left side. This reflection patternis not consistent with the other two rails.
I wish you were still on radio in Austin. I enjoyed hearing you on Coast To
My Best Regards