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« on: January 16, 2009, 17:30 »
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Well being that the macrostock guys like to poke at the microstock guys as often as possible it seems... here is a poke back :)

CNN reports on the good track record the american airline industry has had the past two years, with an image from getty... which is well... it has problems  ;)
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/01/12/us.air.safety/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 18:28 »
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There is actually a horizontal slot in the vertical stabilizer where the rudder moves in. You can just see the smaller jets horizontal stabilizer through this slot.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2009, 18:40 by Zeus »

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 18:47 »
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There is actually a horizontal slot in the vertical stabilizer where the rudder moves in. You can just see the smaller jets horizontal stabilizer through this slot.

Like heck there is!

hali

« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 18:58 »
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miracles can happen every day, and optical illusions too, woo hoo.
oops !  ;D
« Last Edit: January 16, 2009, 18:59 by hali »

« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 19:19 »
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Yep, it's just an unfortunate coincidence.
The image should have been a throw-away on the part of both the photographer and editor - I guess both were asleep at the switch, so to speak.

Tuilay

« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 19:49 »
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Yep, it's just an unfortunate coincidence.
The image should have been a throw-away on the part of both the photographer and editor - I guess both were asleep at the switch, so to speak.


Ya, thank goodness neither of them is the pilot of one of those planes  ;D

« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 19:56 »
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There is actually a horizontal slot in the vertical stabilizer where the rudder moves in. You can just see the smaller jets horizontal stabilizer through this slot.

Like heck there is!

Yes, there is. Take a look when you fly next time

hali

« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 20:17 »
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There is actually a horizontal slot in the vertical stabilizer where the rudder moves in. You can just see the smaller jets horizontal stabilizer through this slot.

Like heck there is!

Yes, there is. Take a look when you fly next time

I suppose you two could be right. looking at the image again, the tail of the distant plane is much longer. it just so happens that it lines up in the same position as the slot.
I was wondering how the photographer managed to superimpose the plane in such an odd position.
Maybe it wasn't a boo-boo after all.


« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 01:05 »
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Here's a different plane. There are many designs but this one is close to the same construction. Typical for a 737 I think.
Here  http://tinyurl.com/a7lnxb  for a closer look for you skeptics. If it was a simple mistake the vertical stabilizer of the plane in the back would be the same dimensions on both sides and you can see it is not. I realize that Getty editors have nothing like the keen eyes of an iStock reviewer (dripping sarcasm here)  but in this case I'd say he/she fluked out (more sarcasm) and let the image pass. The image has since been picked up CNN and earned the photographer money thereby showing that he/she (the editor) knew what they were doing.

Peter

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« Last Edit: January 17, 2009, 09:45 by Zeus »

« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 04:12 »
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Hi,
 You have a good eye.
As an ex aircraft mechanic   I laughed.


 

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