I just experienced the biggest aha-erlebnis in the universe. Thanks to @Hennning’s post I know what the “shrubheads” are!!! At least, I think I do. (Try to show some modesty here, Marley
And no, I never wanted to suggest that the shrubs in the contemporary photo are the same as the (alleged) ones in the “three shrubs” photograph. I’m a bit shocked that my post can be read that way.
Henning, I assure you, that thought never, ever crossed my mind.
As for your proposition that the “Three heads/shrubs” photograph is a cut-out & blow-up of Frame no. 34 I think you may be right. I actually believe you are totally right. And I found something while doing my research on Frame no. 34 that very much supports your theory.
There are at least three images of Frame no. 34 circulating on the interwebs. Sorry, internet.
There’s the no frills version I used when writing about it. There’s a version with a big scratch, or hair on it and there’s also an image with the shrubs, heads, thingies at the bottom.Negatives
We also have a photograph of the negatives:https://dyatlovpass.com/resources/340/gallery/Dyatlov-pass-film1.jpg
It’s a 35 mm film. That means that a frame is 8 sprocket holes (the holes on the edge of the film) wide. The red line (my addition) marks the frame’s edge. The black sharpie lines are an upside down “31 dash” someone wrote on the sleeve. It’s not part of picture.Where are the shrubheads?
As you can see there is nothing in the southeast (bottom right hand) corner. Yeah, I know. It’s a photo of a negative inside a sleeve so it’s not a high quality image, to put it mildly. But it does look quite empty there, doesn’t it? And that’s the place where the shrubheads are supposed to be. If you accept the premise that the “Three (shrub)heads” photograph is an enlargement of Frame no. 34.Another image
Here are some other versions of Frame no. 34. https://dyatlovpass.com/frame-34
. I have no idea who made these and how. But there’s something very interesting about the image presented as the negative of Frame no. 34.
Below the… hair I think it is, you can suddenly see these three “thingies”. Our shrubheads. So where did the hair come from, and the shrubbies?Sprocket holes
I don’t know who’s hair it is but those thingies are sprocket holes. When I realized that it was my big aha moment. This is not a digital version of a negative. It’s a sloppy photograph of a bit of film, showing the top of some sprocket holes. Once you see it, it can’t be unseen. These are sprocket holes people!
I totally rely on you @Henning to get the details right. That’s your expertise. I very much look forward to your analysis.