Friday, July 11, 2008

Bus v Car, rescaled

This is the image referred to in my second comment on Chad's blog

about a manipulative picture. He attributed it to incompetent work with Photoshop, but I propose that it is a classic example of framing. The second picture makes the street look emptier and the bus look smaller. Original photo is below the fold.

Someone commented that the picture was from a 90s promotion, which means it would be more likely done in a darkroom off of film than with a digital camera. That increases the chance that the photographer did not remember or care what zoom had been used, and framed each picture independently to achieve a specific photojournalism goal. Here is that original.

As describe in the comment in Chad's blog, I estimated the scale change at about 1.73 to 1.74 and resized the bus accordingly.

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