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#1 2017-05-25 12:45:42

Loohan
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auras can be a mere video artefact

Raramuri-runner3.jpg

This is from
Mexican Woman Wearing Long Skirt and Rubber Sandals Wins 50 Km Ultramarathon
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/mexic … athon.html
which feels like a true story, as far as i can tell...  So why do the women have "auras" as though they were pasted in? Even the lettering in the signs looks funky.

Are they trying to muddy the issue of CGI media pics by making innocent ones look fake? Or what?

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#2 2017-05-26 19:13:56

Loohan
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Re: auras can be a mere video artefact

Ahhhhh..... i think i've (blush) figured it out. Those auras are just artefacts you can get from taking a still from a vid. I never noticed this sort of thing in vids before, but in this vid:
https://youtu.be/g0gZ1QAtt20
it is very pronounced:
Uechi.jpg

I am going to change the title of this thread from "processing legit images to look CGI?" to "auras can be a mere video artefact".
This means i am going to have to review my judgements of a few pics...

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#3 2017-05-27 17:03:46

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Re: auras can be a mere video artefact

So one has to use judgment. For instance, in the pic here
http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-unbeli … schindler/
CROPMONSIGNOR-IN-HAITI1-965x543.jpg
i only see the aura around the horseman's head, obviously pasted in. And this is onto an old still pic.

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#4 2017-05-28 16:42:03

Loohan
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Re: auras can be a mere video artefact

But that video excuse only goes so far. Is video the only type of photography contemporary "journalist" use?

Take for example this page:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … -trip.html

and randomly pick, say, this image
40DB62DD00000578-4548042-The_first_lady_held_her_husband_s_hand_as_they_made_their_way_to-a-49_1495901614145.jpg
perhaps because his jowl looks a bit odd.

So you crop it out and expand:
Trump-section.jpg
and see if you can explain away the weirdness. Not only the "aura".
Why is the outline of his cheek so dark?
Why is there a line going from there left, cutting his nose in half, and wrapping around his right eye socket?
Why is the flesh lighter around the eyes and the top of the nose? Does he sunbathe with a mask on?
Why the indentation on the upper part of the bridge of his nose?
Is the nose misshapen on the dark side? Where did his left nostril go?

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