Digital Camera Buffs Help! Photo of Dzohkhar "Without Backpack" Impossible from iPhone, 12 Megapix Resolution?Submitted by Sue4theBillofrights on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 01:07
The now famous close-up of Dzohkhar Tsarnaev leaving just after the Boston Marathon blasts had occurred, without his backpack, is of a vastly different resolution from the frame from which it was extracted and could not have been taken by an iPhone. The iPhone at best has a 5 to 8 megapixel camera. The resolution found in the 400x600 pixel detail circulated by the FBI would have required at least a 12 megapixel camera.
The original photo posted by David Green of Florida, who was running in the race, is a 1600 x 1200 pixel, or 1.92 megapixels, image. He first posted in LetsRun.com. Green says he was urged to contact the FBI as the photo seemed to contain an image of a man wearing a white hat backwards as Dzohkhar Tsarnaev was seen to be wearing in other photos.
The FBI then says it enlarged and enhanced the image of the white-hatted man, which shows a face which is recognizable as Dzohkhar's. However, the increase in pixel resolution has increased by nearly a factor of a hundred in terms of pixels per square inch. This means the original was either taken at a resolution beyond what an iPhone is capable of, or artistic rendering was employed.
The close-up below is the 400x300 pixel image circulated by the FBI, this one published by the People Magazine website. This level of resolution extrapolated across the original wide angle photo would have required the original to contain at least 12 megapixels. The original wide-angle is 1600x1200 or 1.92 megapixels.
Detail allegedly showing Dzhokhar "without backpack" circulated by FBI, published at People.com:
But a zoom-in of the original posted by Green gives only the following visual information, which is severely pixelated:
Original photo posted by Green, original 1600 x 1200 pixels:
Pixelation in original above of Dzohkhar:
In the close up circulated by the FBI a very conclusive ID of Dzohkhar can be made, unlike in the zoom-in of the original. Pixelation shows that about ten lines of pixels have been added to each one line in the original.
Pixelation in detail circulated by FBI:
The FBI enhancement draws in Dzohkhar's face where there was no real recognizable face before, although the white hat, clothing, and general description certainly fit his profile. The question becomes, at what point should the FBI be allowed to paint in a face which is clearly recognizable and use it as evidence of identification of the suspect?
An even bigger legal question: Does leading the public to believe that you have captured a conclusive photo of the suspect escaping the scene without a bomb backpack violate his rights? The original pixelated picture could be him, but there is still plenty of room for doubt.
And worse yet if it could get that, the ever-despicable Piers Morgan, in an interview with Green, did his assigned hatchet job when he editorialized that Dzohkhar looked "nonchalant" in the photo. Yes, Dzohkar's expression does look nonchalant. But it was PAINTED on. Can anyone spell "frame-up?"
But all this misses an even more fundamental absurdity in this Black Theater. The backpack Dzohkhar was carrying was white, like his hat, with black trim. The photo released by the FBI of the shredded backpack is black, with grey trim. Also, there is a man running away without the backpack he was previously photographed with, from above, with a square white emblem. A square white emblem, perhaps not the same but definitely square and white, is seen on the FBI photo of the bomb backpack.
Maybe nothing. But the FBI isn't circulating any photos of that guy, who has a visible earpiece and a backpack heavy enough to have a pressure cooker. Dzohkar's WHITE backpack is sagging nearly empty, and he is jaunting like its just a couple of sandwiches. I'd say that guy with the earpiece and Punisher logo on his hat is at least a good a candidate as the guy whose face they painted in.
Ignore Russian intelligence multiple times. Could the Russians have known there was a false flag in the offing and decide there was no way it was going to get pinned on them? Hence the contacts? This is the realm of pure speculation. But with the agenda all ready to go, this time "lockdown" practice, just like disarmamant after Sandy Hook, and no bloodhounds put on the trail of the suspect to catch him the easy way, it seems clear that lockdown practice and interagency "cooperation" was the pre-planned drill. Why is anyone's guess. But lockdown every time there is a man with a gun could sure come in handy in the middle of food riots and anti-bankster protests.