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    Test your photo assessment skills!

    Which of the two pictures below is a fake?

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    Left, right, none, both?

    Not a poll by purpose, let's see arguments...
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    Both fake.

    I won't tell you why just yet.

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    Re: Test your photo assessment skills!

    The sea is cut off too close. It should continue farther into the distance. The contact area between the sea and sky is too blurry and too large. The moon also looks too large.

    Just my thoughts.

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    Re: Test your photo assessment skills!

    beats me, for me both look fake
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    Re: Test your photo assessment skills!

    I'll say fake is on the left,#1. John Wilson.

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    Re: Test your photo assessment skills!

    Quote Originally Posted by john wilson
    I'll say fake is on the left,#1. John Wilson.
    When looked at closely and magnified they both have signs of merging - The one on the right is not as good a job as the one on the left - the one on the left was very well done - but still photo shopped. Plus the composition is too perfect and the moon too big. The big moon is a dead give away but ... The repeating pixel patterns are a dead give away of merging, looks nice, close but no cigar. Repeating pixel patterns - exact patterns do not occur like these in real life pictures. Strange but both fake - using two different ways of collating the images, left hand side was done better but still close to spot - play with the curve and colors to highlight the pixels then magnify 400% and take a "closer" look.

    I have way too much free time...

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    Re: Test your photo assessment skills!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    [...]I have way too much free time...
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    same here...
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    Re: Test your photo assessment skills!

    Both are fake. The moon is not that big from that aspect. It looks like the moon was shot with a 300mm-600mm lense and then added to other photo.

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    Re: Solution

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    Left, right, none, both?[quote]

    Both are fake. Not too good, just some 2 minute q&d copy and paste...
    Original shots used for work attached below.

    A dead giveaway is the perspective. As the shots were clearly done from a viewpoint high above the sea, the horizon should be not in the frame (see the left shot) or somewhere in the upper third of the frame (right shot).

    Ferry from Zhuhai to Hong Kong, leaving Zhuhai's Jiuzhou port.
    All shot with a 400 mm lens, so the moon is really this big. Actually at moonrise it appears even bigger, filling the frame completely.
    Unfortunately the moonrise occurs about 15° left of the ships' position, so the real shot is just impossible. On that particular day the moonrise was was nearly completely obstructed by the Hong Kong haze.
    The ships and islands on the horizon in the right shot are already in Hong Kong territorial waters (visibility nearly 30 km).
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