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Hi Jack:

Some photo....

B...

If you look at the letters long enough, it looks more like

TCIA...

maybe short for "The CIA"?

Jack

Jack, I've got to hand it to you - you nearly had me there!

Nice one! :)

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I know that next someone will demand that I give the NASA file number.

This is a preemptive strike to tell them that I saved this from a website

which did not give a number...only that it was a NASA image.

Then they will accuse me of faking the image. Well maybe it was faked

by somebody...but not me.

Jack

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Jack

Is this thread a counter to the "My Brother Never Went To Egypt" thread? Already it's more bizarre.

Or are you being serious?

If you're being serious, what is this conspiracy supposed to be? The CIA faked this image of the sun? For what purpose? (I'll give you credit and assume you're not suggesting the CIA faked the real sun, but who knows, maybe there's a gigantic parabolic reflector in orbit...)

Have you considered you might just be seeing strange patterns due to jpeg artefaction perhaps? The 'bunnies in the clouds' syndrome?

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Hi Jack:

Some photo....

B...

If you look at the letters long enough, it looks more like

TCIA...

maybe short for "The CIA"?

Jack

Good grief Jack, that image contains MASSIVE jpg artifacts. That you would assume to see "letters" in that file is an insult to photographers everywhere. Now given that you claim to be a "professional photographer for 50 years" (which is akin to the guy that cooks hotdogs at the ballpark calling himself a professional chef) why not apply that massive knowlege base and offer up some possible reasons why that flare looks as it does? I can think of one very possible reason right now, and if we had any idea of the conditions of the capture we could see if it fits. But of course Jack White, as usual fails to offer ANY indidication as the the history of the image....how shocking!

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HOW LAME! COMPRESSION ARTIFACTS!

Why are there no compression artifacts covering

the entire photo, but just in the one place where

the sun should be? Why do the compression

artifacts form four recognizable letters, no more?

Why isn't the whole photo covered with letters?

These lame opinions are as meaningless as their

authors. If these are compression artifacts, you

"experts" can surely offer PROOF, not just

lame opinions.

Jack

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HOW LAME! COMPRESSION ARTIFACTS!

Why are there no compression artifacts covering

the entire photo, but just in the one place where

the sun should be? Why do the compression

artifacts form four recognizable letters, no more?

Why isn't the whole photo covered with letters?

These lame opinions are as meaningless as their

authors. If these are compression artifacts, you

"experts" can surely offer PROOF, not just

lame opinions.

Jack

The jpg artifact DO cover the entire image. NONE of the artifacts create "letters". Those are a figment of your overactive imagination. The "lame" opinion is the one the is flowing from your keyboard.

No additional proof required. The jpg artifacts are readily available for everyone to see.

Edited by Craig Lamson
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Jack:

Here is the next one...

Best B..

Simple Jack

The crosshairs are not placed on the image of the sun but rather on the image created by the lens flare. The flare image simply has not saturated the film with exposure and thus not removed the crosshairs.

One would think that a 50 year seasoned professional SHOULD be able to understand something this simple. I guess not.

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HOW LAME! COMPRESSION ARTIFACTS!

Why are there no compression artifacts covering

the entire photo, but just in the one place where

the sun should be? Why do the compression

artifacts form four recognizable letters, no more?

Why isn't the whole photo covered with letters?

These lame opinions are as meaningless as their

authors. If these are compression artifacts, you

"experts" can surely offer PROOF, not just

lame opinions.

Jack

Jack unless you can produce evidence these photos are unadultered NASA images you are wasting everyone's time. Three moderators have told that you need to provide image numbers. Forum rules say you should document your claims. Funny that tou ask Craig for proof when you offer no evidence to support your claims.

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