QUOTE (painter @ Mar 6 2009, 10:10 PM)
Do you have the full resolution digital tape of the Hezarkhani or a copy of it with documented chain of custody? If not, this question is bullshit out of the gate. If you want to make a point in this forum and acquire any kind of credibility for yourself, you'll use your credentials as a professional to acquire the original tape or a facsimile that has not been altered by compression along with documented chain of custody. Without that and skills for forensic digital video analysis this thread will be just one more pointless circle jerk. I have half a mind to lock it already.
Hi, Painter. Here is a list of HQ published versions, authenticated and copyrighted, of the material in question. I would hope that this is adequate as the basis for a debate thread.
HQ version of Hezarkhani can be found on the DVD: CNN Tribute, America Remembers, Commemorative Edition
Various HQ versions of the Carmen Taylor (matching shot) still photo, with the same anamolous lighting visible on the plane, are widely available and a print version can be found in the book, 'Photos That Changed The World' edited by Peter Stepan, published by Prestel.
HQ version of Evan Fairbanks can be found on HBO's In Memoriam, New York City, 9/11/01
A print version of Fairbanks still frames, where the fuselage shadow is present, can be seen in the book, 'New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers'.
The distribution of highlight, tone and shadow in the above-mentioned film segments and stills clearly indicates a light source that is behind, above and to starboard of the planes which is in stark contradiction to (1) where the source is known to have been and (2) the background material as presented in the samples.
Most damning of all, as far as I am concerned: An object can NOT
cast a shadow in front of itself when the light source is in front of it. This happens in Fairbanks!
Also, please check the rear highlight on the starboard underside wing fairing in Taylor and Hezarkhani (matching shots). It is ONLY
consistent with a light source from behind.
I believe that I am correct on this, I believe this is significant, I welcome objective