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Seven Reasons Why it's a Photoshop(Obama's skeet photo)
americanthinker.com ^ | 2-3-2013 | Michael Harlin

Posted on 02/03/2013 10:51:40 AM PST by servo1969

I'm sure we've all seen by now the "photo op" of President Obama shooting skeet. If he's shooting skeet then I'm Daffy Duck.

Now, what's wrong with the president's picture? First the weapon is nearly level to the ground. Can't be skeet shooting, nor likely trap either. Second, it is evident that the President has never shot a shotgun before as his stance is leaning slightly backward. Look at the position of his torso to his legs. Skeet or trap shooters never do this. They lean slightly forward like a boxer in the ring. Third, he doesn't know or was never taught that the butt of the weapon must fit to his shoulder. He's holding the weapon with a gap between his shoulder and the top of the butt. Sure you can fire it that way, but expect lots of pain if not bruising later.

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1 posted on 02/03/2013 10:51:46 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

The ‘7 reasons’ actually point to this being a rushed photo-op, not a photoshop. There is no point going through all the trouble of a photoshop when you can just rush zero outside with a photographer and snap a photo.

All of those simple errors would be corrected to the detail if someone was going through the trouble of photoshopping it.

These errors simply scream that O had no idea what he was doing and they were rushing to get a picture.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 10:56:06 AM PST by mnehring
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To: servo1969

And now for something completely different.
The Hunting Sketch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flj3SvahA3I
(pardon me)


3 posted on 02/03/2013 10:56:10 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: mnehring

The vegetation indicates that this was taken some months ago.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 10:57:13 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: servo1969

Dumb. It isn’t a photoshop. This looks to me like campaign
footage they never used. They probably have video also.

Manchin from WV used a similar photo op during his 2010 Senate campaign.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 10:59:05 AM PST by lodi90
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To: servo1969
Except for this one. This error tells me the author actually has no idea what he is talking about.

I have never once seen a smoke pattern like that. Smoke going straight out the barrel is normal, but what the heck is that second smoke stream shooting behind and away from the barrel?

Many shotguns have vented barrels. It reduces recoil.

Anyone with even a slight passing knowledge of shooting knows this. Especially someone who has spent some time skeet shooting with others.

Be careful of all the articles by amateur experts(sic).

6 posted on 02/03/2013 10:59:38 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
That is what I was going to say. This is NOT photo-shop. It is a Photo-OP.

Calling it photo-shopped makes it look like a vast right-wing conspiracy. People won't believe it. They WILL believe it was a photo-op...which is clearly was...for the reasons the article points out.

7 posted on 02/03/2013 11:00:08 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: servo1969

OBAMA SHOOTS SKEET AT CAMP DAVID

Photobucket

8 posted on 02/03/2013 11:01:18 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: mnehring; Paladin2

“There is no point going through all the trouble of a photoshop when you can just rush zero outside with a photographer and snap a photo.”

Yeah. Pretty green for Feb. Yesterday, someone decoded the imbedded data. Think it was taken August 4, 2012, and modded a few days ago. He ain’t shootin’ Skeet. I shoot Skeet. And I’d bet his shoulder was quite sore for several days.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 11:02:55 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: servo1969; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Off screen to the left: the original copy of Soetero’s birth certificate.


10 posted on 02/03/2013 11:03:06 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: servo1969; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

It’s no photo-op, it’s photo-oops!


11 posted on 02/03/2013 11:05:22 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mnehring

Actually, “ported” barrels ported on top to reduce muzzle rise.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 11:05:26 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: servo1969

13 posted on 02/03/2013 11:05:26 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mnehring

Would it only vent on one side, though? Seems to me that would push the barrel sideways and throw your aim off. But then, I’ve never shot skeet or used anything with a vented barrel.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 11:06:16 AM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

When I said he was rushed outside for a photo-op, that doesn’t mean yesterday. I’m sure they have a lot of staged photos made up for the campaign (like another poster said).

The implication is that it is obvious this was staged, he is not an experienced shooter nor was this a ‘skeet’ shooting situation.


15 posted on 02/03/2013 11:06:46 AM PST by mnehring
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To: smoothsailing
What really happened:


16 posted on 02/03/2013 11:07:12 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Ellendra

It is venting up, it just appears to be from one side because the dark color of the barrel kind of hides it from both so it looks like it is just coming from behind the barrel. If you look at the larger photo that was originally posted on flickr, you can see this and you can see the porting holes.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 11:08:25 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

He ain’t shootin’ Skeet. I shoot Skeet. And I’d bet his shoulder was quite sore for several days.


Yep. The lie here is the Skeet part. His campaign obviously filmed some Barry the Outdoorsman footage during the summer that was never used.

Post Sandy Hook the dims have been telling huge whoppers that they are really gun/hunting enthusiasts. That is where the Skeet lie fits in.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 11:09:48 AM PST by lodi90
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To: servo1969; a fool in paradise
You say it doesn't look like February, 'coz Barry is not wearing her mink coat? Don't you remember that he was raised by a Russia loving family, and was himself trained by the KGB?


19 posted on 02/03/2013 11:09:55 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mnehring
There is no point going through all the trouble of a photoshop when you can just rush zero outside with a photographer and snap a photo.

Except I don't think the trees around Camp David or anywhere else in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area look like that right now.

20 posted on 02/03/2013 11:10:11 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: null and void

21 posted on 02/03/2013 11:11:16 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Yo-Yo

See #15


22 posted on 02/03/2013 11:11:48 AM PST by mnehring
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To: lodi90
His campaign obviously filmed some Barry the Outdoorsman footage during the summer that was never used.

It is like an actor's portfolio. They have staged photos of the actor doing everything. I'm sure there are photos of Obama flipping pancakes, on a swing set, and fighting pirates on the moon ready to use.

23 posted on 02/03/2013 11:13:16 AM PST by mnehring
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To: servo1969
Photobucket
24 posted on 02/03/2013 11:15:51 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: servo1969


25 posted on 02/03/2013 11:15:51 AM PST by fhayek
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To: smoothsailing

LOL


26 posted on 02/03/2013 11:18:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: servo1969

Eh, I’m disagreeing with the “he’s holding the gun in the wrong place” bit that everyone keeps running with. I’m small framed just like he is, and in order to shoot a shotgun comfortably I have to hold it in the same place - and it works just fine. It may be incorrect form, but there it is, and I’ve been shooting guns for many years.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 11:21:58 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Yo-Yo
Except I don't think the trees around Camp David or anywhere else in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area look like that right now.

He's not at Camp David now. I'd suppose that when he was there in the summer, they took a lot of publicity photos. Obama's at the pool, they take a picture of him there. Barack and Michelle go for a walk or look out a window, they take a picture. And they don't use most of them, so they have them lying around. What usually happens is a few years down the road the photographer comes out with a book of pictures that weren't used.

28 posted on 02/03/2013 11:22:49 AM PST by x
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To: lodi90
It isn’t a photoshop. This looks to me like campaign footage they never used. They probably have video also. Manchin from WV used a similar photo op during his 2010 Senate campaign.

The whole "photoshopped" thing makes people a little kooky.

Things can look posed and "phony" or "fake" and still not be photoshopped.

29 posted on 02/03/2013 11:25:06 AM PST by x
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To: servo1969
The vents, or ports in the barrel are perpendicular to the line of fire.

How can the “smoke” exiting the right port be traveling vertical and yet there is no “smoke’ visible through the left port?

At the instant of fire that this picture purports, wouldn't the “smoke on the right side not even be visible at all, just the left side?

30 posted on 02/03/2013 11:25:15 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: servo1969
Should start a contest. What station he was shooting skeet from. They all have 8' high wooden fence behind them. Strange the wooden fence doesn't show up in Obama Skeet shooting picture.
31 posted on 02/03/2013 11:28:02 AM PST by tangchung
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To: mnehring

Isn’t the angle of the way he’s holding the gun wrong? It looks more like a target shot than skeet.


32 posted on 02/03/2013 11:29:13 AM PST by MHT
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To: null and void

LOL!


33 posted on 02/03/2013 11:30:37 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: tangchung

Looks like he was shooting from the far right, shooting directly at the building in the center.


34 posted on 02/03/2013 11:30:48 AM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: tangchung

Could he be shooting from the ladies tees? / sarc


35 posted on 02/03/2013 11:32:58 AM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: servo1969

Sucks at golf, sucks at b-ball...why assume he isn’t lame at skeet?


36 posted on 02/03/2013 11:33:09 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: TheZMan
Eh, I’m disagreeing with the “he’s holding the gun in the wrong place” bit that everyone keeps running with. I’m small framed just like he is, and in order to shoot a shotgun comfortably I have to hold it in the same place - and it works just fine. It may be incorrect form, but there it is, and I’ve been shooting guns for many years.

I keep looking at his eye level compared to the top of the barrel. How do you aim with your eye lower than the receiver?

37 posted on 02/03/2013 11:33:42 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Never on my watch

That station has high skeet tower. (Building) but maybe, Im just not sure.


38 posted on 02/03/2013 11:36:47 AM PST by tangchung
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To: verga

It’s mid-shot. With it high on the shoulder it’s going to dig and rise, immediately coming higher than eye level.

Or it’s all crap and solely for the photo-op.


39 posted on 02/03/2013 11:37:07 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: TheZMan

Do you hold it pressed against your cheek like that?

I bet he was shooting a blank with a light load.


40 posted on 02/03/2013 11:43:36 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: servo1969
Smoke going straight out the barrel is normal, but what the heck is that second smoke stream shooting behind and away from the barrel?

The author needs to get out more. As someone else said, there's no evidence for photoshopping.

41 posted on 02/03/2013 11:45:21 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: mnehring

Is that gun ported? Why the smoke perpendicular to barrel?


42 posted on 02/03/2013 11:49:50 AM PST by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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To: mnehring

It is the smoke from a prior shot.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 11:49:52 AM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: servo1969

It IS a photoshop (added with Indesign).

We are a Hollywood production company and our staff is one of the best masters in not only special effects but graphic design. The head of the graphic design department ran it through a filter and said it is “80% faked”.


44 posted on 02/03/2013 11:50:21 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: lodi90

They’ve dropped the Skeet angle. Now they’re saying “clay targets;

” POTUS shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David on Aug. 4, 2012.”


45 posted on 02/03/2013 11:56:05 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: max americana
The head of the graphic design department ran it through a filter and said it is “80% faked”.

That's a big improvement since the shooter himself is 100 percent fake...everything except Marxist.

46 posted on 02/03/2013 11:58:29 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SMGFan

And, since Gun Confiscation led to the horrors associated with these four men . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ9myHhpS9s


47 posted on 02/03/2013 11:58:36 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Don Corleone

LOL, Odumbo is one POS liar, ain’t he?


48 posted on 02/03/2013 12:00:20 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: mnehring

I posted this reply:

I’m sorry, but I can’t stand “experts” who pretend every skeet/trap range is exactly the same. Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in SC has one station with “the rabbit” - a clay that rolls across the ground - DEFINITELY below the horizon. There are additional stations where - if you are shooting a true double - you’d have to be a great shooter to pick up the second clay before it drops below the horizon.

Obama is an idiot and photo-op president who CLEARLY does not go shooting “all the time.” The analysis above just shows he’s a really bad shooter, not that the photo wasn’t taken on a clay course of some kind.
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49 posted on 02/03/2013 12:04:01 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: servo1969

That seems like a lot of smoke for “smokeless” powder.


50 posted on 02/03/2013 12:05:32 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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