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Old 12-01-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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Holy cow .... Photoshopped???

I don't see the tell tale signs of a photoshop job, but this just has to be. Does anyone know about this heffer?

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Old 12-01-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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I heard about this

That ain't no heifer! And his holiness was only revealed via infrared:

<img src="http://www.myrefrigerator.com/images/holycow.jpg">

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Old 12-01-2003, 01:26 AM   #3
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Looks like a camera trick. If that's true, then the man is actually standing farther away from the camera than the cow.

The same thing was done in Lord of the Rings to make the hobbits and dwarves look short.
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Old 12-01-2003, 01:41 AM   #4
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It's not a camera trick. What would be causing the shadow across the farmers lower 3/4?
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Old 12-01-2003, 06:52 AM   #5
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He's wearing a Star Trek: The Next Generation uniform, of course.
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Old 12-01-2003, 08:33 AM   #6
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Old 12-01-2003, 10:44 AM   #7
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The farmer is a good 20 to 30 feet behind the cow.

The camera is blow the horizon line which is forcing the perspective.

The shadow coming from the cow also traces a considerable distance before reaching the farmer as an additional clue.

Once can also compare the farmer to the fence and suggest that the farmer is 11 feet tall since he's over 2x the fence height. Equally absurd.
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:32 PM   #8
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It's probably bullshit considering the source but it certainly is possible. Don't forget critter height is measured at the withers (shoulder) and not the head which makes it all the more incredulous.
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:14 AM   #9
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I don't see any reason to believe that's a real cow (as opposed to, say, a cardboard cutout of a large photo of a cow)
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Old 12-03-2003, 04:01 PM   #10
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Nope. No bull here, or a whole lotta bull depending on how you look at it. I just saw it on CNN; the bull is about 6 feet tall at the shoulder.
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Old 12-03-2003, 04:52 PM   #11
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If the cow is 6 ft tall at the shoulder, then the photo is still fairly misleading, because that makes the man standing next to the cow about 5 ft tall, which is significantly shorter than average.

(unless the man is several feet back from the cow, in relation to the cameras position... which would still make the photo misleading)
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Old 12-03-2003, 11:34 PM   #12
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It is a forced perspective shot, as pointed out twice already...no doubt about it, and one of the oldest tricks in the trick photography book. Examples from silent films exist.
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:56 PM   #13
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Perhaps it is related to this bull?
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