Reconstructed from the tilt-up in this news clip: http://abcn.ws/HYKKMR
Click on the photos to view them at full size.
I am convinced this photo has been edited. The black area under Zimmerman’s left ear has been painted in to cover something, probably something on or in his left hand. It is solid black with no variation in tone, and there is no black on Zimmerman’s jacket.
Just to the left of the black patch, an area on the ground appears to have been obscured by the use of Photoshop tools: Clone and/or Blur. Here is a detail enlarged 4X and with the midtone levels brightened to make the pixel pattern more apparent. The enlargement was done without an interpolating resampling algorithm (i.e. I used “nearest neighbor” in PS). The suspicious area is inside the red box. Note that the lower right corner of this area has a corner that bleeds over onto the sleeve on Zimmerman’s jacket.
In response to willisnewton’s argument that the black patch may be an authentic shadow:
Here is the photo with the midtone levels brightened all the way in PS:
And here is that image with the Threshold set at 1.
A natural shadow in that position in the frame would not stand out like that under this manipulation, nor have such clean edges.
And here is what the cuffs of GZ’s jacket look like under even indoor lighting:
As Lonnie would say: tick tock.
Keepin’ on keepin’ on…
I’m in the mood for a little comic relief, and wondering if others feel a similar inclination. So I thought some limericks might be in order. (??)
Two lawyers O’Mara and West
Had a client who wasn’t the best
They tried and they tried
But their guy always lied
In private, “We’re fucked” they confessed.
Contribute your own verse if you feel so inclined. No comments (or literary criticism, positive or negative) in this thread please, just ‘poetry.’
If you want to do Haiku or throw down some iambic pentameter, feel free. Or ‘Mad’/ Weird Al type parody lyrics to the tune of familiar songs. I don’t want to straightjacket anyone’s creativity.
Whee ha. I’ve just earned my merit badge (pun intended) by being banned on TalkLeft.
Good Stalinist that she is, Jeralyn will apparently be erasing my offending comments. (E.g. I pointed out that W6 may have credibility issues with a jury due to his multiple contradictory statements. I believe I said if there are cracks in DeeDee’s statements, then there are crevices the size of the Snake River Canyon in John’s.)
Now, if someone actually wanted to help George Zimmerman’s defense, they would be taking a cold hard look at the strengths and weaknesses of different interpretations of evidence and testimony, and trying to figure out how to counter-argue against potential prosecution strategies. But the only thing that happens at TalkLeft is summary dismissal of any discussion Jeralyn and her sycophants don’t like. Well, I’m betting they get a dose of reality when (if?) GZ goes to trial, and I’ll just have to gloat from here.
Feel free to talk amongst yourselves.