Skip to comments.Seven Reasons Why it's a Photoshop(Obama's skeet photo)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
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.
And now for something completely different.
The Hunting Sketch
The vegetation indicates that this was taken some months ago.
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.
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).
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.
“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.
Off screen to the left: the original copy of Soetero’s birth certificate.
It’s no photo-op, it’s photo-oops!
Actually, “ported” barrels ported on top to reduce muzzle rise.
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.
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.
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.
He aint shootin Skeet. I shoot Skeet. And Id 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.
Except I don't think the trees around Camp David or anywhere else in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area look like that right now.
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.
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.
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.
The whole "photoshopped" thing makes people a little kooky.
Things can look posed and "phony" or "fake" and still not be photoshopped.
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?
Isn’t the angle of the way he’s holding the gun wrong? It looks more like a target shot than skeet.
Looks like he was shooting from the far right, shooting directly at the building in the center.
Could he be shooting from the ladies tees? / sarc
Sucks at golf, sucks at b-ball...why assume he isn’t lame at skeet?
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?
That station has high skeet tower. (Building) but maybe, Im just not sure.
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.
Do you hold it pressed against your cheek like that?
I bet he was shooting a blank with a light load.
The author needs to get out more. As someone else said, there's no evidence for photoshopping.
Is that gun ported? Why the smoke perpendicular to barrel?
It is the smoke from a prior shot.
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”.
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.”
That's a big improvement since the shooter himself is 100 percent fake...everything except Marxist.
And, since Gun Confiscation led to the horrors associated with these four men . . .
LOL, Odumbo is one POS liar, ain’t he?
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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That seems like a lot of smoke for “smokeless” powder.