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Fact Check: Photo Made With Editing Tools Is Viral With Fake Claims

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: December 27, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A photo of moon at the top and sun at the bottom between tall parallel trees is viral on social media with a claim that the photographer has used 16 cameras to capture the picture. The post alleges that he had taken 62 days to shoot the image.

Vishvas News revealed the claim is fake. An edited image, with sun and moon copy pasted in between the parallel trees is viral with false claims.

Claim

A picture of moon at the top and sun at the bottom between two tall parallel trees is viral on social media with a claim writing, “A German photographer had fixed 16 cameras to get this shot and had to wait for 62 days… This can be seen again only in 2035…” The archived link to this post can be seen here.

Investigation

We searched for the image on the Internet using Google reverse image. We found this picture on theglobalartcompany.com that identified the photographer as Bess Hamiti.

We found this photo uploaded on January 31, 2016 in Hamiti’s Instagram profile.

We also found another picture of the same two parallel trees with entirely different background.

Vishvas News contacted Bess Hamiti for verification. “I created this viral picture using Adobe Photoshop, a photo editing tool. I have also uploaded a video of the entire process on my YouTube channel. The viral claim about using 16 cameras and waiting 62 days are not true, ” said Hamiti.
We found the video on official YouTube channel of Bass Hamiti where he explained in detail how he created the viral image with the use of Adobe Photoshop tool. The video was uploaded in 2012.

Facebook user Shailendra Kumar is one among the many users who had shared the viral photo and social scanning of his profile revealed that he has 1,047 followers on Facebook and he hails from Patna, Bihar.

Conclusion: The viral post is fake. The photo has been edited using photo edit tools.

  • Claim Review : A picture of moon at the top and sun at the bottom between two tall parallel trees is viral on social media with a claim writing, 'A German photographer had fixed 16 cameras to get this shot and had to wait for 62 days… This can be seen again only in 2035'
  • Claimed By : FB User
  • Fact Check : False
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