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Posted: 5/9/2002 11:36:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2002 12:26:28 AM EDT by Tate]

from Yahoo News

The closer two appear to be about 3/4 scale when compared to the three in the background.

Is it just me??

edit - oops - sorry I goofed the link!
Link Posted: 5/9/2002 11:39:13 PM EDT
The red X appears okay to me.

Link Posted: 5/10/2002 12:06:19 AM EDT
Yep, it's just you.
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 12:25:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2002 12:26:35 AM EDT by mattja]
You mean this?


Ever hear of perspective?
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 12:31:49 AM EDT
the closer guys are midgets, DUH.....
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 12:32:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 12:33:57 AM EDT
Duh - no, mattja - I've never heard of that.

Do you understand what perspective IS, mattja?

The target you're looking at through your peep isn't really the width of your front sight post - it just LOOKS that way because it is further away from your eye.

Objects that are FURTHER away look SMALLER.

NOT BIGGER - like the three men who are FARTHER away in the pic.

Good try at flaming me - better luck next time.

Link Posted: 5/10/2002 12:34:19 AM EDT
Hmmm, it does seem that the ones in front should be the larger. It may just be an optical effect produced by that particular lens.
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 7:49:43 AM EDT
It's just the joy of a telephoto lens.  The guys are all so far away that the diffeence between the front & rear guys isn't enough to make them look bigger/smaller.  Your brain expecting the front guys to look bigger and not geting it, makes them seem smaller.  Optical illusion, IOW.

Link Posted: 5/10/2002 7:57:42 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/10/2002 8:13:01 AM EDT
I bet it's some sort of Jewish trickery. They've bedevilled your minds!
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 8:25:33 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/10/2002 9:49:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2002 9:50:20 AM EDT by Renamed]
The problem that I see is that the soldier in the foreground is wearing a pair of cheap, Chinese-made boots from K-Mart. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 9:50:11 AM EDT
looks to me like the picture was taken fro a point higher than the people,say a rooftop maybe?
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 10:55:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hellonwheels1:
looks to me like the picture was taken fro a point higher than the people,say a rooftop maybe?
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My point exactly.  The group isn't that far aprt from each other and the camera is looking down at them.  Also I bet the fact the guy's wearing a skirt so you can't see his legs makes him look like hes hovering
Link Posted: 5/10/2002 11:09:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2002 11:15:47 AM EDT by DScott]
I thought you meant that the soldier in front looks like Goofy in an IDF uniform.


Link Posted: 5/10/2002 4:42:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MAHABALI:
the closer guys are midgets, DUH.....
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No No No. the guys in the back are giants. DUH right back at ya...
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 11:01:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2002 11:03:04 AM EDT by kid223]
On my screen, The soldier in the front is 3 inches and 5/8 and the rabby in the back is 3 inches and 1/8.  Everything looks ok to me !!!

Link Posted: 5/18/2002 11:34:14 AM EDT
Tate, I just don't see it... The perspective is from a pretty high angle, skewing the heights of the men with the distances between them.  The size difference is minimal since the people are not more than a few yards from one another, the men in the background not appearing larger, just taller, because of the camera's height.

Don't ever become a pilot, OK? [;)]
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