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Story 7: Case of the Camera Obscura

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Posted by meserene, 6:57pm, 19 Jan, 2006

For the photo question, you can take a photo that's in focus for miles, but it takes a really good lens. I don't know what Annabelle's using, but since her equipment is really old and they were just taking a portrait it does seem strange the backround would be so crisp. It isn't strange that she could blow it up because she used those 4*5's, though, right? So anything's game.

Posted by smjjames, 7:05pm, 19 Jan, 2006

well she is a professional photographer, so she could know techniques to make it look in focus.

Posted by Kiriai, 7:06pm, 19 Jan, 2006

Chapter 17 for the sneaky clue it sounded like.

If she wasn't taking a picture of the background, why would she have the background also in perfect focus?
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Posted by smjjames, 7:08pm, 19 Jan, 2006

I know Jason meant that there is a sneaky clue in chapter 17, I was just bieng sneaky at him :)

Posted by Kiriai, 7:20pm, 19 Jan, 2006

So do you still think that the Sheriff and Annabelle were working together to get the camera?

If so, what do you think the motive was?

Additionally, how does the decanter theft factor into your theory?

Posted by smjjames, 1:11am, 21 Jan, 2006

pretty nice ending to the story :) only problem, theres nothing about the decanter or the the other stolen stuff, so were the decanter and other stuff all a red herring?

Posted by Kiriai, 1:42am, 21 Jan, 2006

I liked. I think I found the sneaky clue. (Actually, there seem to be TWO sneaky clues in there). The real one is a REALLY big hint to the theif.
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Posted by Deverien, 1:54am, 21 Jan, 2006

I bet Eliza stole all the artifacts because they're probably components of a camera obscura. Girl's gotta replace all those sketches that were messed up.

Posted by Kiriai, 2:02am, 21 Jan, 2006

I don't think that they are part of the camera obscura. It seems she probably already owns one, having made the drawings in the first place.

Perhaps it would help to make a list of all the stolen artifacts and who could have and who could not have stolen them? Anyone up for this idea?

Posted by meserene, 7:43am, 21 Jan, 2006

That was really satisfying. But what about the sheriff and his air-gun? Was he simply led astray like the rest of us and attempted to correct the balance? And where does Eliza come in? Sorry Kirai, I'm too lazy to make a list. Maybe someone else will do it.

Posted by smjjames, 9:55am, 21 Jan, 2006

what are the two sneaky clues though?

Posted by jasonblue, 11:25am, 21 Jan, 2006

Why says this story is over yet? there's still 6 chapters to go.

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