This image is sweeping across the Internet, apparently spawning questions about priorities and perspective. A couple pays attention to their baby, while tragedy looms just a few feet away.
But is it fake or real?
If anything, there’s something going on in the photography to make the ship closer than it really is.
Here are several pictures that suggest there isn’t a sidewalk or bench area anywhere nearby.
All of these might lead one to conclude it’s a fake. There doesn’t appear to be a sidewalk within range to make the shot possible.
But then I found this one:
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.