Showing posts with label Photo Enhancement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photo Enhancement. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Arriving late to the Minnesota Bigfoot Party

"You spent two weeks on a the 911 call from San Antonio and not even a mention of the Minnesota Bigfoot trailcam photo?" This is the response we have been getting last week and until today we have not responded. Let me explain--no not enough time, let me sum up.

First we apologize, after all it is news. Second we assumed the photo spoke for itself. It appears this story has legs and fans want us to do an analysis treatment like we did for the Georgian Hoax and The Dauphin County Photo. Without further ado, here is our analysis of the Minnesota Bigfoot trailcam photo.

For those who don't know. The photos below of an alleged Bigfoot was taken taken at 7:20 pm, on October 24, 2009, on a rainy night, by a game trail camera in woods north of Remer, Minnesota, according to the self-proclaimed, skeptical hunters who set up the camera.

you can click on any picture and it will open an enlarged version of the photo with greater detail.

This is the original, enlarged at a higher density, but otherwise untouched.

First we tried to inverse colors, as opposed to inverse contrast. Inverse contrast can sometimes reveal anomalies, but in a case like this, in which the blobsquatch is almost uniform in shade, we can get better results inversing color. The first thing we noticed was the green hand/glove. Anything in the pic that is green, was either orange before the color inversion or reflecting the orange ambient color created by the flash. Since the hand wasn't orange in the original, we can assume it was reflecting the ambient light, unseen to the naked eye. Skin, even if its black absorbs light, here, almost no light penetrates the hand/glove. The surface of the hand/glove would have to be extremely smooth to produce this effect.

More revealing to us though is how the "skin" seems to hang, wrinkle and sag. Unlike the Bigfoot in the Patterson/Gimlin, this one seems to need a tailor. If you are wearing pants and look at back of your leg while bending your knee, you'll notice a eye/almond shape produced by the fabric bunching up above and below the back of your knee. This occurs in when you bend at your elbow too. These very specific "eye" shapes can be seen in the photo above. The left leg tapers to evenly, like a pair of slacks without any revealing musculature. Finally their is an undeniable baggy sagging and in the butt region.

Hopefully it puts this one to rest.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dauphin County Bigfoot Photos Enhanced

Don't be too excited about the video below. The newsclip does not reveal more than the still frame below. At the end of the clip the news people said they had moving video of the blobsquatch but the camera was moving too fast to make anything of it, so they only provided the still frame below.

It doesn't take much to reveal the blurry blob is really hanging moss from the branch in the foreground. By filtering the colors and highlights of the photo much is revealed.

This is the original photo

This is the photo with just the contrast adjusted, you can already see, what looked like highlights were really just the background foliage showing through, and you can even see how the moss is "tied" around the branch.

Finally this is extremely enhanced to show the outline of the moss itself.

I would love to see a new photo of Bigfoot, but this aint one.

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