Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's Latest "photo" Op - Where's the shadows?

National Review has a copy of a photo accompanying Cindy Sheehan's nomination for "Best Stand" by Vanity Fair.

Is it just me, or does this look like a poor-to-average Photoshop hack?

Given the length and direction of the shadows in the background, her face should be in shadow, and the flower bunch in front of her head should have a shadow as well, but lo and behold, her face is completely illuminated in a golden glow.

Also, the shadow coming off her feet is significantly lighter than that coming off the other tombstones.

And the flowers in front of the tombstone directly behind her don't seem to be in shadow either.

If they used a fill lighting, it was much more than just a camera flash, thus suggesting that this was a staged photo (if it's a photo at all).

I'll bet cash she was "dropped" into an idyllic cemetery setting with some creative photo editing.

(H/T to Protein Wisdom for the link)