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2010-03-18 15:46:33
My curiosity has been piqued, so I have done a bit of research on this. Hopewell Rocks are IN the Bay of Fundy! The Bay of Fundy has the highest tide differential of any place in the world with a differential of 13 feet at the mouth and up to 50' at Hopewell Rocks at the terminal end. Thus this Hopewell Rock location has the highest tide differential of any place in the world. I had also thought that the two photos uploaded by Connie might represent low tide and near low tide, but I was wrong, they both represent mid tides and the timing may be less than two hours apart. There are a lot of photos of the Hopewell Rocks at various Internet sites, mostly the tourism oriented sites for the region. On these, you can pull up photos of the rocks with significantly lower (and higher) tide levels than what are shown in the "Connie" uploads. It is also stated that you can walk on the ocean floor for two hours before and two hours after the low tide. When the tide does change it does change very rapidly. This particular photo, with the same people walking the ocean floor, has been reproduced many many times on many sites. Even with the very fake looking skyline across the water. But you can also find photos, with kayaks that are rented nearby, having water levels considerably higher (15-20 feet) than in Connie's other photo, and also photos with the water levels considerably lower, although it is difficult to guess how much lower in actual feet.
2010-03-17 08:00:41
I didn't say that the photos weren't photoshopped, it is just my opinion that there is no conclusive evidence of that. For one thing, I don't believe the photo indicated to be "high tide" is actually high tide at all. This spot is very close to the Bay of Fundy with the highest tide differential in the world. In these pictures the differential does not seem all that great. I think that it is more likely that they indicate "low tide" and a "not so low tide" and that the water level would be considerably higher at the true "high tide". The could have been taken on the same day but only an hour or two apart. It is also possible that digital enhancement was used (photoshop or other) but only to the extent of enhancing or replacing the sky in the image. It is easy to see the range of the high differential by looking at the rock erosion along the shoreline and it is quite evident that the water level is often quite a bit higher than is indicated in the "high tide" photo.
2010-03-17 04:32:41
I just had a look at both photos, and the sky is exactly the same! These two photos were taken by Tourism Moncton - a New Brunswick provincial government department. I have been to Hopewell, and the rocks are like I remember (low tide & high tide); as for the rocks, who knows.
2010-03-17 04:23:42
I never said that these two photos were taken on the same day. I found them on two different web sites. They are not photoshopped.
2010-03-17 00:00:38
If it's not on the same day it's even less likely (same clouds, same vegetation....). Load both pictures as layers in PS or Gimp and use the "difference" mode on one of the layers.
2010-03-16 19:37:21
Perhaps and perhaps not, klaatu, you are assuming that both photos were taken on the same day and they may not have been.
2010-03-15 22:00:06
At least one of the pictures of this set is photoshopped. There are 6 hours between low and high tide, and the lighting should have changed drastically.