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View Poll Results: Is the picture real?
I'm convinced, it's real. 69 69.00%
I'm not buying this picture, it's fake. 31 31.00%
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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 02:24 PM
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Ok here we go.

Every member just post yourvote on this Poll and tell us if you agree or disagree that the photo shown of the is genuine or false. Im not convinced.


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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 03:16 PM
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Well the description says it all. If you think the picture that Ben posted yesterday is really of the revamped GL1800 for 2006, or if you think its a fake, please join the poll.



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Looks real enough to me, I'll buy it just for the fun of it. Just don't ask me to place a bet on it though.

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Well the picture is really convincing and the higher res one that Ben sent me is even more convincing, but the gear light has me puzzled. I can't se how it will work in that type of setting. I mean it doesn't seem to be anLED digit. Of course maybe it is and I'm just not up to speed on current dash technology.
I'll have to side with ouldRedwing and sanfelice on this, now that the initial excitement has passed and sanity has prevailed. All this is at the risk of looking like an idiot when we get the word from Honda, but it's all good clean fun.

BTW Ambrose, I've marked the topic sticky so it will stay at the top and will expire in six days. That will give it time to see what people think.

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I think it's real. Well done Honda.

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I agree with Werner.

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Looks real to me as well. The black digit in the green dashlight isn't a new idea, I've seen it used in aircraft for a long time.

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corners look a little to crisp for me kinda "plastic lookin" on valve cover shot, but been wrong before. T$

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I am a photoshop person professionally, and I would like to offer a couple of comments. Its my opinion that the photo has, at the very least, been "assembled" from multiple originals.

1. Notice the 'sun burst' on the panel amid-ships. That would suggest that the sun was hitting it full sideways. Its not likely that they used flash, if they were outside.

2. The shadow under the bike runs lengthwise to the bike, suggesting the sun was hitting it from the front.

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I am a photoshop person professionally, and I would like to offer a couple of comments. Its my opinion that the photo has, at the very least, been "assembled" from multiple originals.

1. Notice the 'sun burst' on the panel amid-ships. That would suggest that the sun was hitting it full sideways. Its not likely that they used flash, if they were outside.

2. The shadow under the bike runs lengthwise to the bike, suggesting the sun was hitting it from the front.

Just my two centsworth...
I use Photosop extensively as well and you've missed a point. The highlights on the wheels and mid panel were caused by fill-flash, not the sun (the sun from the front wouldn't have lifted the wheels). The main light or sun was indeed from the front, you can see the shadow of the handlebars on the saddle at the same angle as the shadow underneath the bike.

I think the picture is doctored as well,but I don't think its done by compostites. I think extensiveuse of the liquify tool has made here onone main picture, the bike (for instance copy & paste the saddle and then stretch it before cleaning up the edges). The dash lights are easily done by cut & paste and the text tool. As you know, this is the sort of thing gets done daily by ad agencies and this example is well done. Whoever did it knew what he or she was doing.
Note that there is no reference to "2006 model" or any other leading text on the image, it's us that's assumed it all. Nice one, but we've been had in my opinion. Of course I could be wrong, this could well be a genuine bike that's been touched up for advertising. Great fun though, it's stirred things up well and judging by the poll most people are still conviinced by it.


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