Our friends over at The Tailsection recently posted what they claim to be â€œworld exclusiveâ€ photos from the set of Lost season 3. Some of these photos if not all of them are photo manipulations. How do I know this? Because I work in Photoshop almost every day and I know a bad photo manipulation when I see one.
This image is the best example of photo manipulation among the â€œphotosâ€ The Tailsection posted. It can be clearly seen that the hand is not part of the original photo. The light doesnâ€™t fall on the bones in the same way that the light is falling on the cliffside above and the entire hand is too bright when it should be covered in shadow. Also note how the fingertips are simply cut off and some are even transparent so that you can see the cliffside behind what should be solid bone.
Furthermore, the reflection in the water is simply a mirrored image of the hand without any ripples on the surface. This does not look natural. I am also very suspicious of the small islands and the two persons standing on them. To sum things up, the entire image looks like a bad composition created to get peopleâ€™s attention.
The rest of the images are also a mix of manipulations and if I would guess, images found on Google or Wikipedia.
I am seriously doubting that any of the images has anything to do with Lost at all.
Now why would the formerly quite reliable Tailsection post this kind of made up misinformation?
The post was made by the editor of the sensationalist Lost â€œspoilerâ€ site ThEmIsFiTiShErE. Ever since I first saw that site I have been very suspect of the authenticity of the â€œexclusive spoilersâ€ they post and I am willing to accuse itâ€™s editor of simply posting made up spoilers and news to drive visitors to his site.
As any good Internet user knows, all information should be viewed with a critical eye.
Please donâ€™t fall for this kind of misinformation.