View Full Version : Is it real or is it CGI? Show us your PHOTOGRAPHS that make people think it's CG!

12 December 2003, 02:40 AM
Reading Roberto's thread suddenly reminded me of being out in the Las Vegas desert with some colleagues. Occasionally, desert clouds take on a very smooth, rounded look, and someone commented tongue-in-cheek that the Hypertexture needed more frequencies.

It reminded me of producers who over-analyze shots, to the point of suggesting that something needed tweaks or "looked CG" when it was never CGI in the first place.

So how about a challenge that goes the other way? I'm curious to know if anyone has an actual unretouched photograph that looks like CGI. Bonus points if it fooled someone who ought to know better!

12 December 2003, 03:05 AM

12 December 2003, 08:29 AM
Something similar happens to me almost everytime I see a sunset in real life. I always think "Oh! that looks wrong, It's too beautiful, and look at those pink clouds. Clouds aren't that way!" :eek:


12 December 2003, 08:48 AM
And yet even in CG we can't match a true sunrise/sunset.

12 December 2003, 12:41 PM
I have got two images
This image is taken aboard the ISS. And shows the result of an experiment ( forgot which one )

A biggie
Found on some university site and I found it a nice looking image, and also a bit strange. Almost CG looking.

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