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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 11:17 AM
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Carmen Taylor's Photograph of the Second Hit
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Edited on Mon Mar-06-06 11:35 AM by spooked911
second page here:
(can't copy the image because it is from a PDF)
This is a version of the photo from another source:

"Carmen Taylor, an amateur photographer from Fort Smith, Ark., captured this scene on her sons digital camera. It shows United Airlines
Flight 175 an instant before 9:03 a.m., when the hijacked plane struck the south tower of the World Trade Center. Taylors photograph was
picked up by The Associated Press from her hometown television stations KHBS/KHOG. She was in Manhattan on vacation."

Now look here:

"Amateur Photographer Captures Attacks

By CAROLINE BYRNE, Associated Press Writer

Amateur photographer captures NYC attack. (AP Photo/Robert Bukaty) NEW YORK (AP) - Carmen Taylor had boarded the ferry to Ellis Island and was snapping photos of the Manhattan skyline Tuesday when the sky exploded.

"We thought it was fireworks," said Taylor, who had borrowed a Sony digital camera from her son for her five-day visit to New York from Ft. Smith, Ark.

Taylor, who works as an auditor in a nursing home, captured United Airlines Flight 175 as it shattered the south tower of the World Trade Center complex, just 18 minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 smashed into the north tower.

"I looked up again and this plane went by so I just put my camera back up. That's when the second explosion took place," she said.

"We were terrified. We were wondering if the Statue of Liberty was the next target and that's when people started streaming out of their buildings," Taylor said.

Taylor got off the ferry and showed her digital photos to the swarms of dazed office tower workers. One man suggested Taylor use his office nearby to e-mail her pictures to her local television station KHBS.

Two of her photos, one showing the scene just before the plane hit and the other immediately after, were distributed worldwide by The Associated Press."

Does anyone really think that Carmen Taylor really took this shot of flight 175?

I don't. Look at the photo in the view finder of her camera. Is she even at the right angle? And does anyone really think she could get that CLEAR of a close-up of the south tower on a ferry from the distance shown in the viewfinder?? It is not just that she would have had to zoom in quite a bit but also her timing would have to be amazing.

She was LUCKY. And it wasn't even HER camera! So she would be even less familiar with using it.

What is more suspicious is the photo looks remarkably like the same angle as this video:
which was taken by "an amateur CNN cameraman" in lower Manhattan.

So, did Carmen Taylor take this photo? If not, why would they lie about it?
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