Is it real or photoshopped?

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Forum topic by Tedster posted 01-20-2013 02:12 AM 2187 views 0 times favorited 50 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2013 02:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber timber forestry big

I’m guessing it’s photoshopped, or otherwise not real. Why? because looking at the cut… it would take a 30 foot chainsaw to make that cut. Also the large splinter hanging on the side, by the cable. Seems a splinter that big would have fallen off. But I could be wrong. What say you?

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 02:18 AM

I would also say that the log is a teensy-weensy bit too big for that truck.

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 02:18 AM

Photo shoped

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 02:19 AM

I want to see the saw they used to cut it into. Mother of all saws.

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 02:22 AM

I don’t see any other trees like this in the forrest behind the log. There are trees that large but there is not just one tree in a forest of smaller trees. It would be nice to see a closer view of the growth rings to see if they were 2 feet wide. I cut a 37 inch diasmeter oak tree. The log I wanted to move was about 10 feet long. It was estimated (with a chart for this type of thing) to be about 5,000 pounds. This log would weigh a hundred tons.

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 02:22 AM

Depending where the photo was taken Ted. If in the USA I would say it was photoshopped but it could possibly be one of our Australian Red Gums so it would be a real fair dinkum photo. By the way this would be one of
the SMALLER Murray Red Gum trunks maybe 4-500 years old. Makes damn good fire wood.

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 02:28 AM

Optical illusion.

The log is in the foreground. The truck is in the distance.


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#7 posted 01-20-2013 02:28 AM

Woodcraft shared it on their facebook page.. assuming it really is Woodcrafts facebook page :)

So I just thought I’d post it here and get some of you guys’s opinions.

I was thinking maybe Paul Bunyan and his little brother with a 2-man hand saw?

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 02:28 AM

Maybe not photo-shopped. Ever hear of Forced perspective. The log is real close to the camera, note the crane BESIDE it. That truck is a long way off. I’ll bet the logs on that truck are the same size as the one hanging there.

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#9 posted 01-20-2013 02:30 AM

no shadow?

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#10 posted 01-20-2013 02:33 AM

Some of the trees in the back ground are growing under the log and on the front side and that tree on top in the background sooooo much taller then its’ neighbors.

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 02:36 AM

Loren, I was also thinking that.. but it looks like the top of the racks on the truck are in front of the very bottom of the log.

Bob, we have a few trees this size and larger, such as Sequoia Redwood. But like Grandpa pointed out, the trees in the background don’t appear anywhere near the same size.

Anyway, I just posted it here for kicks. I’m sure there’s enough wood in that log to build a nice end table.

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 02:38 AM

Tyler, good point. The truck has a shadow under it, as does the crane.

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 02:43 AM

I gotta agree with you, Bandit. I was thinking not force perspective because the top of the truck racks seem to be in front of the log. But then I looked closer and I think they are behind the log. I think it’s not photoshopped but force perspective, as you say.

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 02:48 AM

now everyone will know the secret of my big fish pictures :)

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#15 posted 01-20-2013 02:52 AM

what gives it away is the cable size and also the control panel size also no shadow under the log so the pic is of the log up close. looks like a double exposure.

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