CitronBleu wrote:I'd be very happy to know what you think about these images you posted.
Dear Citronbleu, this is a case of "dunno-where-to-start", so rather than cover all of the things that are wrong with these images (which would rapidly become a tedious affair), I will just point out a couple of things which 'do it for me' as far as the composited nature of these images is concerned.
- That greyscale area in the midst of that background crowd (an area of the image highly saturated in reddish hues) is a tell-tale sign of sloppy crowd-compositing. It simply isn't anything that would be part of a real / legit photograph. As it is, I remember detecting similar 'greyscale-area-fails' in other (blatantly composited) crowd-imagery some years ago (right now I can't recall in what context that was - but I shall try and find those old examples which should be stored on some external drive of mine).
- I think that my "cloned Midget heads" speak for themselves - this is of course also something oft seen in sloppy crowd-composites. Sure, the rightmost midget-head is slightly smaller (as it's meant to be further away from the camera) than the one at left - but this is precisely what may / will happen when trying to convey a sense of 'depth' to such crowd-composites.
- A last thing worth mentioning is the apparent, disproportionate amount of redheads in that background crowd layer which, quite frankly, I don't think can be justified / explained away by the reddish spotlights seen in that zone of the 'Bataclan theatre'. If it were a lighting issue (coloring the people's hair in strong red hues), than ALL of the folks in that area should have their hair 'dyed red' - which, of course, is not what we see here.