Dear brainsandgravy,brainsandgravy wrote:
WTF? Where's your distance factor? You can't compare relative visual sizes without considering distance. I'll say it again--your distance from both objects will affect their relative size visually. THE FARTHER BACK YOU GO, THE BIGGER THE BRIDGE WILL APPEAR IN RELATION TO THE TOWERS.
Firstly, let me ask you to first respond in due fashion to my replies before switching to different topics. You may find your "Voilà-debunked!" style an entertaining way of going about your daunting, self-inflicted task but, as you know, we are dealing with rather serious matters here. We owe our readers maximum clarity in our exchanges and to avoid dodging each other's responses. This becomes difficult if you are to keep hopping from one issue to the next.
Please remember what you wrote a few posts back:
My response to that was simply to illustrate that the bridge shown on the 9/11 broadcasts appeared 10 times larger than on your Statue of Liberty clip. As your own comment was "Look how big it is - it must be fake", it was only a due demonstration of how much smaller it actually appears (compared to the 9/11 imagery) in the 'Liberty clip' that you provided. Ten times smaller, in fact.Look how BIG it is being so far from Liberty. It must be fake.
Next, do we know how far away the camera was from the Statue of Liberty? I don't think so. I will also have to ask you again what makes you think and state that "the TV choppers were kept 5-miles away from the WTC". If we are to believe the 9/11 imagery, it certainly doesn't look that way. To keep pushing that fancy 5-mile figure is just a stubbornly fallacious argumentation :
From this ABC clip we may see "Chopper 7" is meant to be roughly and no more than 2 miles away from the WTC:
Btw, I'd like you to tell me where I can buy a zoom lens with such a stunning depth of field, capable of holding both close foreground objects and distant panoramas in fine focus, with no discernible blur during fast zoom-ins.
The sort of focal distortion you mention ("caused by the great distance between camera lens and the WTC") is a most unlikely explanation for what we see on the 9/11 TV broadcasts. At the end of the day, we might have to hire a Manhattan sight-seeing chopper and try to reproduce the green History channel view shown below:
The bridge as seen on the History channel..................The bridge as seen in a private flyover of the Manhattan skyline
To be sure, the bridge-size topic is only one of the countless issues/oddities offered by the 9/11 TV broadcasts...