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  1. I am not sure if it is Senator or not. However, the object the man is looking at certainly is the correct colour shape and size for a Minox camera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minox. Judging by his fascination with the object it looks like Ruby has passed it to him to hold whilst he combed his hair.
  2. Apologies if this has been posted before but I found this short video footage of Jack Ruby from 1960 engrossing. Does anyone know who it is standing with him? Some of the comments are suggesting it is George Senator. https://flashbackdallas.com/2017/12/07/newly-discovered-footage-of-jack-ruby-1960/
  3. Hi Vanessa, I'm sure you are right. There must be someone on here who is competent in the art of upgrading the Prayer man frame. Unfortunately, it's not me. If you haven't read "A Deeper Darker Truth" by Donald T. Phillips, about the computer work of Tom Wilson, i recommend it. (It's available on Amazon.) If, as I believe, Tom's system works as he said it did, then he has shown the problems with the Zap film, the autopsy photos, the Moorman polaroid photo and others. Been working on this for a while and I just don't think there is enough image data to bring out features of this person I'm
  4. This is a great thread and very informative. I have always had the same thoughts re the presence of the scope - if it was easier to fire without the scope then any experienced shooter wouldnt have had the thing anywhere near his set up... the presence of the scope however also provides the Commission report with some nice reconstruction close ups of a mock Kennedy (magnified) which makes the shot look much easier than it would have been minus a "quality" scope. Also, from reading about this alleged shooting feat for many years it always appears odd that there can such an apparent divergence
  5. Hi John, I also live in the UK and I assume that you recorded this from from the TCM Channel from a couple of weeks ago as I did. I watched the film last week and one of the most interesting scenes, from my point of view, is the sequence at around the hour mark in the movie where the assassination team visit Dealey Plaza. They appear in the film to be given access to a number of locations including the Book Depository, the County Records building and the Dal Tex building. There is a fascianting overhead helicopter shot which pans around Dealey Plaza from above and provides an excellent pers
  6. Why not, fishing is fun. Are you also suggesting the viewfinder is pointing at something quite different to what the films lens combo is recording. Try to think of the lens assemblies as both receivers and projectors of photons, thats a reason why cameras are made to be 'black holes'. Aren't we talking about two different effects here: 1) That if somehow, enough light was projected down through the rifle scope and projected onto the environment within its path (Dealey Plaza) - that anyone photographing within this environment may have picked up the resulting oval of light projected by th
  7. +++++++++++++ With regards to locating the distance from a photographer to an object in a photo, while initially daunting, may possibly, as many such things do, turn out to be simpler than one may think. Still, an objective comprehensive attitude is important and sometimes good comes out of the seemingly impossible. At the moment it's collecting all the variables and analysing them, ascribing them an error margin, then using the worst relevantb error margin to make a statement about whether it is of any value. That process is difficult. Once attained, it may be 'self evident'.[/i][/size] jd
  8. I have to concur with your view Frank...I have limited experience with photogrammetry but getting back to the topic point - any attempt to try and calculate with any degree of accuracy, the exact time (to the nearest 10 - 30secs) in November 1963 when the sun shone on a given surface (the Nix camera lens) will definitely introduce error margins which may render the effort redundant... What we know - to the nearest 60 secs or so - is when the shots where fired and when certain other events occurred ...but what we can't ever nail down, is the relative timings of said events to each other (i.e.
  9. You may be on to something here... I need to ponder a bit on what you've written, but I find the ideas intriguing. Thinking out loud for a moment: Motion blur is tricky, because we don't have all three axis of motion available to us. Rotation might prove to be more revealing. Also -- we need to look for variances in the shutter speed as well as the frame rate. Frame rate has been used to "timestamp" the events. Time also passed while the frame was held open. I'm sure there is some variability to this -- after all, it is a mechanical contraption at work. It may, however, be more reg
  10. That was my first impression as well. The man in the Dealey Plaza photograph looks older and heavier than the man in the 1961 photo...regardless of the hat and glasses... However, when I look closely at the other known photograph of Robertson (on Spartacus), I can see a resemblance with the 1961 photo...particularly when looking at the ears and the nose which appears to be broken from right to left as it were in both photographs. I do have to stretch my imagination and add some brylcream and glasses but I can see that it might possibly be the same man...
  11. Good find John Even in this short stand up routine, Bill is able to capture the very essence of the problem behind the publics perception of the JFK assassination...the techniques used to comatose the public into accepting the official (WC) line...mainly a combination of repeating the offical "facts" year after year after year, marrying said "facts" with technical jargon and scientific analysis...and promoting said facts on a variety of websites, tv specials, etc, etc...whilst ignoring (or discrediting) other pertinent information and witness testimony... However, even with these "facts" fir
  12. Rich Something I came across today on Ed Parsons' blog site which might interest you. Ed is the former CTO of Ordnance Survey and is now the Geospatial Technologist at Google. http://www.edparsons.com/?p=493 Regards Russ
  13. Tom, for all the various 'disagreements', or whatever, to date, whether based on ignorance on my part, or lack of proper understanding or whatever. This post is quite thought provoking. "This does not mean that whoever was directing the activities of LHO did not have "alternative" plans for his actions. Merely that LHO did not begin those activities which indicate that JFK became the primary target until after his return from Mexico (& New Orleans)" ............ "Anyone who is of the opinion that LHO was not engaged in conspiratorial activities...have not demonstrated the capabilitie
  14. Just in case people thought he was the guy sitting down on the left :D Thanks, Gary. BTW, thanks to all who have have responded to this thread. Nineteen years difference between the images used below. James James I took the liberty of flipping your young Morales photo to make further comparison...
  15. That looks fantastic Chris, the match looks to be very good on both survey overlays. We are lucky that the camera appears to have been almost directly overhead Elm Street when the photograph was taken so the camera angle is less of a factor. These particular images from Google Earth appear to be aerial photographs, and although they have not been orthorectified (go back along Main Street and look at the Plaza Bank building for example), they are a superb reference tool. Of course, nothing will be as accurate as the original survey carried out by a qualified surveyor. For info, see attach
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