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Alison Topham
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Has Bownessie been caught on camera?

The legend of 'Bownessie' is echoing across the waters of Lake Windermere once again after what is being called the best ever sighting of the mythical sea creature.
Emerging from the mist with oily black skin and three eerie humps, this picture reveals a mystical looking beast gliding through the lake.

The snap was taken on a camera-phone by terrified IT graduate Tom Pickles, 24, who said an animal the size of three cars sped across the lake in front him last Friday.

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Mauro
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I am suffering from a sense of deja-vu. It's far too similar to various Nessie pictures faked by Frank Searle in the '70s...

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More or less agreed.  It's leaving a good wake though, so if it's a fake it's done the old fashioned way rather then via digital trickery. 

I will draw your attention to the fact that there does not appear to be any disturance in the water created by fins or motion.  This thing is moving in a streight line.

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I recently saw a documentary on "how to produce a good UFO footage".
The bloke running it is a computer graphic expert but he only used an ordinary Mac, commercially available software (nothing expensive or dedicated, ordinary stuff anybody can buy in a computer store or on the Internet) and still pictures scoured from the Web.
He "kept it simple" by not adding effects like moving car headlights etc.
The result was incredible but, of course, an alert observer could tell it was faked from many small details, as he pointed out himself.
Producing a still picture would be much easier and even adding such things as a wake would be child's play for somebody with a decent graphic suite and some experience.
I miss the old days when we had toy submarines with a carved wood Nessie head and Komodo dragons crudely grafted on dead rhinos!

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Re: Bownessie?
Mauro wrote:

Producing a still picture would be much easier and even adding such things as a wake would be child's play for somebody with a decent graphic suite and some experience.
I miss the old days when we had toy submarines with a carved wood Nessie head and Komodo dragons crudely grafted on dead rhinos!

As someone with both, water is not the easiest thing in the world to fake.  Even well done water simulations have telltales in how they reflect things that tip it off that it's not really water.  Granted, if you have a bunch of ILM artists with ILM's equipment and budget, it can be done.  But the stuff that 'most' people in the CGI buisness have access to tends to be low enough quality as to discourage this.

And, personally, I think that this is a dragged object, rather then  CGI shenannigans.  There's a small bow wave at the front of the 'monster'.

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Any idea what happened to the Michelin Man - looks like he could now live under Windemere, just allowing a brief glimpse of his now sullied curves as he glides under the water.
Probably as likely as a monster although I wouldn't rule anything out......

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Poor sap hasn't been the same since they took away his cigar and champagne glass and put him on a diet... :-D

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It looks a bit like those tyres they put alongside quays.

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Talking of tyres: http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/8898936.Cut_tyres__not_solid...

Apparently, tyres are cut in this way to protect jetties!



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