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Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Reply #15750 on: March 13, 2019, 01:40:14 PM »
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« Reply #15751 on: March 14, 2019, 08:44:47 AM »



One of the most bizarre photographs I have ever seen. Clearly there is a riot going on, but there, stuck in the middle of it all is, an Elephant. Can anyone explain this ? (no wisecracks please) did anyone witness this event ? Does anyone have any knowledge of this ?   :)


IMHO, there's something not right about the whole perspective of the elephant in this image.

In particular, look at the outline of the elephant's front legs, for they don't look natural for being 'in situ'.  Its front right leg seems very awkwardly placed in the context of the surrounding image, and despite it being on the ground (it has to be, since the front left leg definitely isn't), the footpad isn't sitting flat on what otherwise looks like flat ground.  In addition, the definition of both front legs is at odds with the smoky consistency of the immediate surroundings, in particular note the back of the man's leg that can be seen between the elephants front legs - the man is obviously VERY close to the elephant, but his leg is in a veil of smoke that somehow stops abruptly at the outline edge of the elephant's leg. (It mightn't be actual smoke, it might just be a cloudy discoloration on the photo, either way, the elephant's front legs don't seem to be affected while other parts of the image around it are.  In that regard, also look at the second soldier from the left and how his head and helmet seem to have strangely 'bled' into the elephant's leg. Curious or what?).

So while the image of the riot looks genuine, I wouldn't rule out it having been manipulated to add the elephant. Look forward to hearing other opinions...


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Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Reply #15752 on: March 14, 2019, 08:56:57 AM »
JackM I would say also that the photo is superimposed . As CMcG says , the front legs of the elephant arenít right , they donít ďblend ď with the mans legs behind .
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« Reply #15753 on: March 14, 2019, 08:58:00 AM »
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Is that Emily Beattie ?  :D
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Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Reply #15754 on: March 14, 2019, 09:54:09 AM »


That elephant's front legs certainly do look out of proportion. Also the rioting crowd on the pavement, left of photo are not giving the beast the attention you would in those circumstances.Was the space occupied by the elephant not a barricade or car of some sort that has been air brushed out and the image of an elephant put it its place ?
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Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Reply #15755 on: March 14, 2019, 10:25:21 AM »


Image result for photo of clementine churchill
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Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Reply #15756 on: March 14, 2019, 10:26:20 AM »


Image result for photo of clementine churchill
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« Reply #15757 on: March 14, 2019, 10:47:42 AM »
Superb photographs Jack of Sir Winston.

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to live in freedom and democracy in G.B. and Northern Ireland against all the odds when we stood alone.
He and the Royal family gave the people the strength and determination to defeat Germany ,Hitlar and
his diabolical plans to rule the world under the Nazi Jackboot.

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« Reply #15758 on: March 14, 2019, 10:52:57 AM »
https://blog.oup.com/2015/01/winston-churchill-northern-ireland-second-world-war/



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« Reply #15759 on: March 14, 2019, 10:55:17 AM »
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Re: EVERY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO TELLS A STORY
« Reply #15760 on: March 14, 2019, 11:08:47 AM »

JackM I would say also that the photo is superimposed . As CMcG says , the front legs of the elephant arenít right , they donít ďblend ď with the mans legs behind .


The more I look at this photo, the more I think that the smoky effect is indeed actual smoke from the discharge of several baton guns by the soldiers clustered at the left / front of the Pig, the soldier third from left is several yards (nearer to the camera) behind this cluster, so he stands out in high relief against the smoke in front of him.

The smoke shrouding the cluster of soldiers at the left / front of the Pig has then risen and drifted to the left, where the lamp post is.  In other words, it is all foreground smoke through which you can see the background houses and people.  That's why the elephant looks so fake, for while someone has attempted to make it look as if it is part of the background, as you say it has simply been superimposed, obliterating the foreground smoke (and part of the head and helmet of the second soldier from the left).

Maybe I am over analysing this, lol.


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« Reply #15761 on: March 14, 2019, 11:13:15 AM »
The more I look at this photo, the more I think that the smoky effect is indeed actual smoke from the discharge of several baton guns by the soldiers clustered at the left / front of the Pig, the soldier third from left is several yards (nearer to the camera) behind this cluster, so he stands out in high relief against the smoke in front of him.

The smoke shrouding the cluster of soldiers at the left / front of the Pig has then risen and drifted to the left, where the lamp post is.  In other words, it is all foreground smoke through which you can see the background houses and people.  That's why the elephant looks so fake, for while someone has attempted to make it look as if it is part of the background, as you say it has simply been superimposed, obliterating the foreground smoke (and part of the head and helmet of the second soldier from the left).

Maybe I am over analysing this, lol.

No youíre right , the more you look at the elephant the more you see the outline of it being superimposed.
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« Reply #15762 on: March 14, 2019, 11:25:39 AM »

Is that Emily Beattie ?  :D


Definitely Emily Beattie, is that Derek with her?


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« Reply #15763 on: March 14, 2019, 11:27:28 AM »
Definitely Emily Beattie, is that Derek with her?

Yip  :D
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« Reply #15764 on: March 14, 2019, 11:29:39 AM »

Yip  :D


Thought so, all nicey nicey to her face, then no doubt calling her 'an oul beg' the minute he's out of earshot.  :D