Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Reality vs Visual Effects: Underwater Alien

The following picture was taken by scuba diver Kyle McBurnie. You can read about it here
here on the New Scientist web site.

Were I to see this in a movie, I would know that it had to be fake. The lighting is too good, the pose is too good, the seal completely convinces me that it is intelligent and is aware of me (the viewer). There are not particular technical reasons why this photograph should look fake unlike others in this series.

The only reason I think it is visual effects is because it is too interesting and powerful an image.

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