Monday, April 24, 2006

Strange Picture?

What time does it really get dark around here nowadays? I was looking at this picture of a vehicle rollover on the North Jetty and it seems out of synch with when it supposedly happened.

The accident happended "shortly before 8pm", according to the story. Look how light it looks in that picture. There's even a shadow directly under the Highway Patrol vehicle as if the sun is overhead. Hmm???

In the hard copy version of the story there's a smaller picture of ambulance personnel hauling someone off and it looks darker in that one. Maybe they lightened up the first picture using the magic of modern photography? I don't know, but it looks weird.


At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Kat said...

That looks about right. It's fairly light around 8pm.

And on the car in the front, the yellowish glare that looks like it could be the sun is the flash from the camera.

It's getting to be a pain putting the kids to bed. They like to argue that it isn't dark so they get to stay up. And their bedtime is 7:30-8-ish.

At 7:01 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Ok. I'll take your word for it. I was going to try and take note last night of how dark it was around that time but got caught up in something else and forgot.

At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was darker last night (at the same time) than in the photo... with same sort of cloud cover. They definitely pumped up the photo a bit for publication. Very easy in Photoshop using Levels or Curves.

At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Kat said...

Just remember that by the 4th of July, it is still light around 9pm.

I hate waiting until 10pm for fireworks.

The picture probably was lightened for publication though. BUt it wouldn't have needed much.


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