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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    Your own reference states the photo was staged.

    Rather just not respond at all if you are not sure.


    The No.1 Autographic Special had several other features which were state of the art at the time. First, was the Optimo shutter from Wollensack with a top speed of 1/300th of a second. The Optimo shutter was first released in 1909 and was the world’s fastest shutter at the time. It was so fast that it was used by a number of camera makers on a wide variety of large and medium format models. The Optimo shutter was sold for over 20 years and eventually lost out to more advanced shutters like the Compur in the 1930s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post


    The No.1 Autographic Special had several other features which were state of the art at the time. First, was the Optimo shutter from Wollensack with a top speed of 1/300th of a second. The Optimo shutter was first released in 1909 and was the world’s fastest shutter at the time. It was so fast that it was used by a number of camera makers on a wide variety of large and medium format models. The Optimo shutter was sold for over 20 years and eventually lost out to more advanced shutters like the Compur in the 1930s.

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    Thank you.

    So the photo might be staged but there was a camera in 1910 that could, in theory, take the shot.

    Although, in my very limited experience, 1/300 might still not be enough to freeze the action as displayed in the shot.

    You take nice vulture shots, would 1/300 be sufficient?



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    Fibonacci spiral clock

    I think I have to get one.....really like the idea!

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    The back wheel of the car on the left has to have one of the first photoshop jobs! They did not seem to bother too much with the pole holding the other car up.

    Neither of which was sadly spotted by myself at first.

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    [QUOTE=Serious?;3762484]The back wheel of the car on the left has to have one of the first photoshop jobs! They did not seem to bother too much with the pole holding the other car up.

    Neither of which was sadly spotted by myself at first.[/Q

    In the days before digital, it was called "retouching" not "Photoshoping"
    Most photos were retouched, to remove scratches on the negative, spots on the photograph caused by small bubbles of air that were trapped on the photo paper or negative during developing. Or as in this case to hide something in the photo.
    They were retouched with a very fine brush and a special ink, and most professional photographers had a team of retouches doing it all day.

    I do believe that this photo was staged (perhaps as a advertising photo for the advent)
    but you cant freeze people flying through the air, they most probably jumped off and were caught at the top of the jump, when they were relatively still.

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    I have enjoyed this thread immensely and was never under the illusion that the posters had to verify their pictures to the n'th degree, so Rainier, start posting so we can take shots at you as well, I mean really - "Rather do not respond if you are not sure at all".............

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    .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kola View Post
    what looks like a very slow and cumbersome machine.
    In this case, looks are extremely deceiving..



    Compare to the AS332 Super Puma..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    .....

    Case closed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    In this case, looks are extremely deceiving..



    Compare to the AS332 Super Puma..

    indeed, when you read and see what the pilots and crew (crew on these are critical - trust between crew and pilot is a life or death thing) do with these you can only be impressed.

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    Love this thread, often if it is quiet here I go back and look at some of the photos again - thanks to the guys who keep this alive.
    Never thought it is necessary for anyone to prove authenticity of an image unless they claim that when posting.

    The topic is 'Interesting' pictures, not 'Only real, unedited' pictures.

    Edit: Self moderation applied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRON HORSE View Post
    I have enjoyed this thread immensely and was never under the illusion that the posters had to verify their pictures to the n'th degree, so Rainier, start posting so we can take shots at you as well, I mean really - "Rather do not respond if you are not sure at all".............
    I have posted quite a few pics, so maybe just read the thread properly and then take all the shots you want.

    Roberto did not take offense, why should you?

    And my original question still stands - even though the pic was staged would a 1/300 shutter speed by sufficient for such a pic?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kola View Post
    Love this thread, often if it is quiet here I go back and look at some of the photos again - thanks to the guys who keep this alive.
    Never thought it is necessary for anyone to prove authenticity of an image unless they claim that when posting.

    The topic is 'Interesting' pictures, not 'Only real, unedited' pictures.

    Edit: Self moderation applied.
    I never stated that anyone has to claim authenticity.

    I wondered whether such a pic was possible in 1910.

    But if having the temerity to ask a question invites opprobrium I will meekly desist.



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    Hi everyone

    I've typed, deleted and retyped this post a few times...Main reason is that I don't want to step on any toes here...

    The intention of this thread was to post interesting pictures. Pictures that anyone found interesting, for whatever reason. Pictures that spark debate, some thought. Sometimes the background or story behind the picture is even more interesting. I've posted a lot of pictures that I found interesting, but nobody else did.

    So keeping this in mind, can I please ask a few favours?

    And PLEASE. This is not directed at any one specific person. This has been on my mind for a while now....


    1. Could we please keep this thread civil? The last thing I want is for this thread to be full of deleted posts like some other threads on this forum....
    2. Continuing from point 1, when posting and/or replying, keep in mind that the written word has no tone of voice, body language, etc. It's very easy to appear attacking or condescending, without intending to be. A smiley or two sometimes goes a long way....
    3. If you disagree with a picture or want to correct a statement about a picture, please feel free to do so. I love a healthy debate. Just keep point 1 and 2 in mind when doing that.


    I am LOVING this thread and it has grown beyond anything that I imagined when I started it 8 months ago as an outlet for one of my own interests. It would be sad to see it descend into a mudflinging contest.

    //Rant off.

    Now let's get back to posting some interesting pictures.
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    Agreed. Interesting pictures can be true or false. Digital or painted.

    As long as it's interesting, post it!

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    Yes I know it's a fake!
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    Different type of graffiti.

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    The small coastal town of Puerto Chicama, in northwestern Peru, is home to the longest, the most perfect, left-breaking wave in the world. Here, the wave stretches for about 2.2 km from the point —an isolated rocky outcrop where the wave breaks— to a long pier on the barren coast, where the wave ends.

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    Yes I know its a fake.



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