31 Mar '11, 3am

STOMP - Singapore Seen - Defenders of NSman in centre of storm fight back with doctored photo

STOMP - Singapore Seen - Defenders of NSman in centre of storm fight back with doctored photo

soldier being followed by a maid carrying his field pack has sparked much debate online. It is no wonder that a doctored picture without the maid has also surfaced. Could this be a move to save the honour of NSmen? In a report in The Straits Times today (Mar 31), the two pictures were analysed by Photo Editor Michael Sargent. Here are five telltale signs why the picture of the NSman carrying his own fieldpack is a fake. 1) The person did a shoddy job of taking out the maid's outline. There are signs of discolouration on the walkway and grass. 2) The size of the pack has been reduced and placed on the NSF. As a result, the resolution of the pack on the doctored photo looks sharper than the rest of his body. 3) Adding to the original picture's authenticity is the weight of the pack on the maid's shoulder. Her T-shirt is creased and her hand is clearly seen on the front strap...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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