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January 04, 2005

Tsunami Pictures

Separating fact from fiction.

A BBC pic, I'm assuming this one FACT. Plus it's an awesome shot, worthy of sharing.

FICTION, a Photoshopper fo sho. And might I add, both sloppy AND insensitive... Notice, half of these people are smiling. They may be running, but not for their lives.

I'm not sure about this one, but it is beautiful, and therefore worthy of inclusion. This one may be my new wallpaper. (Thanks to Anna S., my faithful forwarder, for supplying that one.)

posted by Key on 04:51 PM | Comments (8)

Someone put the DR. on the last one for sure. Way Too Smooth.

Posted by: Sam at January 4, 2005 05:23 PM

Photo #1 is of A tsunami, just not the same tsunami that hit last week. Wizbang had it up earlier in the week, with explanation. My lack-of-short-term-memory problem precludes me from stating with any certainty, but I think it was in Japan.

Posted by: Queenie at January 4, 2005 05:48 PM

The BBC one?

I do believe MANY are from Japan. Even the photoshopped numbahs.

The tourist pics just must not have done it for some of these sites/networks.

Posted by: Key at January 4, 2005 05:53 PM

...still like the last one for wallpaper.

Posted by: Key at January 4, 2005 05:53 PM

Whoops, my comment above actually refers to your pic #2. The first pic wasn't loading when I left my original comment. The one with the smiling Asians running just ahead of the wave? That's the one that's not of "this" tsunami.

Posted by: Queenie at January 4, 2005 07:49 PM

I wondered. Given the source, I'm buying the first one is fact. Plus, if you click on the BBC link, you'll see 4 more shots of the killer wave.

But oh yes Queenie, the one in the middle I tagged the sec it hit my inbox. Honey, we could Photoshop circles around that one!

Posted by: Key at January 4, 2005 08:27 PM

I believe that last one is a tidal bore; somewhere I saw a link claiming that many alleged tsunami pictures were of tidal bores, and this one looks super-likely.

Posted by: Sigivald at January 5, 2005 06:46 PM


Was trawling the web for some pics of the tsunami and I found your site. Nice pics you have there and man you are funny. All the Best keep your smile on.

Posted by: Kaushik at January 9, 2005 11:39 AM
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