This story in today’s New York Times caught my attention: Mistaken as an Iranian Martyr, Then Hounded. Iranian intelligence officials, Ms. Soltani said, pressured her to come forward publicly to show that she was alive and denounce the shooting as faked, and threatened her when she did not comply. The Iranian secret police seem oddly […]
From San Francisco’s SantaCon the other day. Not Photoshopped: More details at BrodyQat’s photostream. She even wore gray contacts. That’s dedication.
I’m a sucker for stories about doctored photos, but this one actually has a happy ending. The folks over at “The Leaky Cauldron” (AHPNATT … All Harry Potter News, All The Time) posted an irate (but very well done) editorial recently on an Ad the IMAX website had been running for Harry potter that was […]
I’ve been so busy that I didn’t even notice at the time, but back in February Lies.com had its tenth anniversary. In honor of that, I did a quick skim through the site’s entire history and jotted down comments about a few of my favorite items. Think of it as something like an audio-commentary track […]
You may recall ymatt and my disagreement about whether the story of someone dumping a few hundred thousand superballs off a San Francisco rooftop to film a commercial was real, or a clever Photoshop hoax (see Pictures don’t lie. Except when they do.) Well, I think the evidence at this point strongly supports “real.” The […]
No time to obsess properly over this, so just a quick one to mention some noteworthy photography-themed links I’ve been staring at lately: * I am very much in love with BAGnewsNotes. * ymatt took one look at more bouncy balls and declared it an obvious piece of Photoshop fakery. At first I agreed. Then […]
Via Boing Boing, check out the winners of this little-kid photographic beauty contest: Photo Contest Winners. Per the contest rules, “These should be professional pictures, but should not be extremely or overly retouched.” Uh huh. I’ve got news for the people running this contest: either your contestants are ignoring the no-excessive-retouching rule, or we are […]
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From E46Fanatics: Coolest thing ever, Half-life in real life. I’d call what they’re doing “Photoshopping,” except it appears no Photoshop was involved. Anyway, it’s impressive.
In the tradition of that Human Descent site I’ve linked to previously, here’s a three-beasts-in-one photoshop contest from the users of Worth1000.com: Chimaera 6. Thanks to Onan for the link.
So I was listening to an NPR interview with the founder of RightMarch.com on the way home, hoping to hear a thoughtful counterpoint to MoveOn.org’s stance and getting a little annoyed at Terry Gross’ bad interview style. I was pretty severely let down by the guest though and decided to take a look at RightMarch […]
Saddam has been captured, huzzah! Meanwhile, the war was still a profoundly stupid idea, sold to the public via a systematic campaign of lies. Winston Smith at Philosoraptor sums up my feelings exactly with this item: A humble prediction. The right acts as if it has accepted the following inference: Saddam is terrifically evil; Bush […]
I keep thinking about that silly “Mission Accomplished” banner. Judith Bushmiller, the New York Times reporter who asked the question in last week’s press conference that led to Bush asserting that it was the sailors’ idea to fly the banner, has an interesting followup story: Two words on a banner that no author wants to […]
Digital artist Greg Apodaca gives a dramatic example of the little Photoshop manipulations that go into creating high-quality cheesecake: Greg’s digital archive. Thanks to kottke.org for the link.
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from the yes-sir,-sir dept. He doesn’t mention it until the bottom of the page, but supposedly nearly all of the 213 Things Skippy Is No Longer Allowed To Do in the U.S. Army are things he was actually commanded by higher-ups not to do. Which makes it fairly, you know, funny. At least to me. […]