Miles Scull Posted June 22, 2007 Share Posted June 22, 2007 (edited) In my view Duncan's shooter's head complies perfectly with the laws of perspective.Duncan's shooter's head is totally consistent with its distance from the camera. It is patently obvious that Duncan's shooter's head in the background is smaller (in perspective terms) than those of three individuals in the foreground. Which is,of course,exactlyas it should be. I hope this clarification helps. EBC Thx EBC. Your comparison illustration sorts things out clearly. Duncan's shooter is the goods. One might say D's shooter gains in stature, not in the perspective, but in the sense of being the real thing. I believe Duncan asked about the distance between the corner of the picket fence & the Hudson tree. Here's a crop of Don Roberdeau's map: The Hudson tree is the brown dot marked "trunk bent south." From the 20' scale legend it looks like about 10' or slightly less. As an aside, Don's map shows something interesting with a baring on the Hoffman credibility question. Just above the steam pipe Don has set two dots showing two of the four men Bowers saw. Don marks them with two little black stick men figures. ( ) Don, in the lower right hand of this crop says that these two men may have moved from a point in time before before Z-313 down to the balustrade to become B-1 & B-2. Ed said that the sniper's assistant went to the switch box which is directly above the number 4 in Don's line that reads "2 OF THE 4 MEN BOWERS." (Evidently Don has GKA going to the wrong switch box.) This crop show this area, the switch box, the steam pipe & the cars; And here's Robin's bomb: In Robin's shot you can double the number of cars in the parking lot (Holland's testimony) & the set forward a time progression of key actor's movements in imagination. Let's say that Ed's sniper fires at Z-313 from Sam Holland's spot. He then turns & begins to walk to the steam pipe, but is impeded by parked cars. At this point where is Ed's sniper assistant? Hiding behind the switch box? Now at Z-313, where are the two spectators who are seen in Bell at the balustrade? It seems logical that they would be at the balustrade at Z-313. However, if they were not there & if they were the two men Bowers had seen earlier, then they might, for example, be ducking under or hopping over the 3' steam pipe. Meanwhile Ed's sniper is walking down to the steam pipe himself. According to Ed he is not proceeding down along the fence close to the fence (as Ed pantomimes in TMWKK). As Ed's sniper weaves through the parked cars (Holland's sea of cars, bumper to bumper) with rifle held at port arms (Ed's pantomime), how many seconds are going by until this sniper reaches the steam pipe? 30 sec.? 45 sec.? 60 sec.? Now, the men at the balustrade have heard a loud rifle crack at Z-313. For them seconds now begin to quickly pass by. They see the limo go through the under pass. Seconds pass. The men at the balustrade are attracted by the rifle report. They also are attracted by a man standing at or moving toward the west side of the steam pipe. Another man approaches the east side of the steam pipe from between the cars jammed in the parking lot. He is carrying a rifle. He throws the rifle to the first man, the assistant. They see the assistant move to the switch box & attempt to hide behind it. But they can see him bending over. What's he doing with this rifle? Now, a Katy RR special agent was also in this area. What does he see? A note: if the rifle toss occurred east of the steam pipe & not over the steam pipe, then the toss would have occurred in the car jam. This would have required the assistant to have then ducked under the 3' steam pipe or to have jumped over it with the rifle in hand, with everybody staring at him. Edited June 22, 2007 by Miles Scull Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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