From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:52:13 -0500 Archived: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:21:48 -0500 Subject: Re: Are These UFOs? >From: Roy Hale <roy.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:39:21 -0000 >Subject: Are These UFOs? >The photographer who took this picture has contacted one of my >colleagues in the hope that some light can be shed on this >mystery photograph that has been taken by himself. >You can find the photograph here: >http://tinyurl.com/6jb7pq6 >The photograph displays some unexplained lights on the picture >both from left to right, there are around two or three objects >in this picture that look odd. >Bill is a professional photographer so please bare that in mind >when arriving at your decision! Please check out his work via >the same site link. <snip> Greetings Roy, Everyone, As an experienced "UFO specialist" and amateur photographer, I would like to share my thoughts on the suspected UFOs in Bill's picture. Lens flare artifacts in photographic still images and even motion pictures that were taken at night or under very low light conditions are not uncommon and unavoidable with the particular camera used, even in photos taken by professional photographers. The bright elongated round spot or UFO on the left side of the picture has two curved trails forming a closed ellipse while while the two other bright but much more elongated spots or UFOs on the right side of the picture have similar but much more open trails. From their appearance and symmetrical considerations alone and the fact that these three spots or UFOs line up in a straight line with two faint star-like spots or UFOs near the center of the picture, we can reasonable conclude that this is where the optical axis would be in the cropped picture. The other faint short parallel streaks of light in the night sky are stars as they would appear in long exposed photo. Lens flares artifacts in pictures are produced by bright light sources within or just outside the frame of the actual photo. Although there were no lights from cars or any other moving light sources when the long exposure photo was taken, there were nearby bright lights present near the photographer when the photo was taken. From the brightness of the walls of the two buildings and the sharp and distinct shadows on them, we can see that there was a very bright light source to the left and slightly above of the photographer (possibly a street light) and another less bright light source (another more distant street light?) behind and to the right of the photographer. The actual locations of the fixed bright light sources relative to the direction the camera was pointing when the photo was taken is critical. These suspected lens flares would look different in appearance in other pictures taken at this place but more likely they would be absent altogether. This would explain why Bill did not see diffused spots or UFOs on his other pictures. Nick Balaskas Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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