Ahem: Women Who Engage In Condom-Free Sex Happier | Main | Fred's In
May 29, 2007

Fauxtography? Palestinian Stringer Catches Israeli Missile In Flight

Pardon to those who've sent me this link earlier. This has been going 'round the 'nets for a little bit, and, while few (if any) are calling this a proven fake, one does have to wonder about what sort of shutter speed one would need to catch a descending, screamingly-fast missile in flight.

In video (which has a much slower speed that cameras), even insects move too fast to be clearly caught, appearing instead as strange "rods" (which credulous people claim are alien visitors or something).

Only very high-speed cameras can catch the images of bullets in flight. While I don't think missiles are moving at the speed of a bullet, they are moving quite fast indeed, and I'm rather doubtful that a missile would appear as a missile at all even if caught on a film, rather than metallic streak.

This is by no means proven yet. (And for those idiots on the left: No one is claiming that a missile didn't hit; they're only questioning if this is a genuine photo.)

I'd like to hear from professional photographers about the shutter speed required to capture an image of a streaking missile in flight. There is no blur here whatsoever.

Notice what happens when we zoom in on the suspicious "missile:"

missile2.jpg

Eh, nevermind. It's obviously real. That's what missiles look like. The feathers and flag make them more aerodynamic.


digg this
posted by Ace at 06:10 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
NaCly Dog[/i]: "Aussie! It's a good day when you pop in. ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and str ..."

freaked: "We also gave you the nice looking Hemsworth brothe ..."

All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes: "We get lollies and funny masks from you lot. . Po ..."

Aussie: "130 Scogg dog We also gave you the nice looking ..."

rammajamma: "I sound like a get off my lawn type but the adult ..."

FireHorse: "Wow. Burns really doesn't do much research, does h ..."

Tonypete: "Morning Horde. Middle son recently watched K Burns ..."

vivi: "I'm gonna send Kevink Williamson a cheap pearl nec ..."

Vic We Have No Party: "142 Vic, According to Apple News NOAA predicts w ..."

FireHorse: "Jello Mold Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian ..."

Carol: "Vic, According to Apple News NOAA predicts warmer ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64