"Caeruleo" <caeruleo> wrote...What of it? Have you ever studied any geometry, projection,> [...] What I'd like to see specifically
> addressed are certain things seen in this photograph:
> One can see that although the rifle is being held at what appears to be
> about an 11 o'clock angle from the front, the shadow of the rifle on the
> ground behind him appears to be pointing to about 9 o'clock.
drafting? If not, I cannot help. Yes, the relative positions
of the rifle and the sun and the ground are such that make the
rifle cast the shadow that appears "pointing to about 9 o'clock".
No, the shadow of his elbow is right below the shadow of the> Also the
> shadow of his elbow appears to point up,
rifle. His forearm casts a very short shadow, being almost
directly pointing to the sun. What you see "point up" is the
shadow of the shoulder.
Yes, it is consistent.> while it's plainly a bit down
> in the image of him. My question is whether or not what we see is
> consistent with the rifle also being tilted in a direction which is
> commonly called in English "forward," i.e., the top of it being tilted
> toward the camera as well as to the person's right.
No, the butt of the rifle is stuck to his belly, directly under> The butt of the
> rifle seems plainly to be resting on his right hip;
the right side of the collar, approximately half-way between
the hip and the navel.
The shirt apparently is pulled down.> note how there are
> "waves" on his shirt which suggest that it is being pulled down by the
> butt of the gun.
How from this image can you tell he's not tilting it forward?> For him to hold the rifle directly to his right
> without additionally tilting it forward,
Have you ever held a rifle? Perhaps you need to find one and try...> he would rather obviously have
> to pull his right elbow back a good deal,
Away?> yet I see no shadow on his
> upper arm which indicates that it is tilted at that great an angle away
> from the light.
There is no "upward elbow shadow".> The light on the upper arm instead indicates that from
> shoulder to elbow his upper arm is pointed much closer to straight
> toward the ground, which would automatically put his right hand well
> forward of his right hip, necessitating that the rifle MUST be tilted
> foward for it to still rest on his hip. This would of course also cause
> the shadow of the rifle to rotate forward. With the right elbow held up
> somewhat, & the sun coming down at a slant, the upward elbow shadow
> might also be consistent with the light source.
Your conclusions are a bunch of nonsense.> Comments?
(red is the outline of the body, brown - of the rifle, green
- of the handgun, yellow lines - light). Enjoy!