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An unexplained picture I took

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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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So, It has been a while since I posted on this forum, and my apologies for that.

I have been busy with life and whatnot.


I recently went on a vacation to one of my good friend weddings on Vancouver Island in Canada. We were staying in a hotel and I set my tripod and camera up, to take a star trail exposure. I left my camera on for 3 minutes, went to check it to make sure I was doing it right and this was my image;



Upon closer examination, I zoomed in and saw this;



Now, I'm a pro photographer, ans I have never seen anything like this, So, I thought I would bring it here and get other opinions on what this could possibly be. I was also another professional photographer who when I showed this had no explanation of what it could be.

This is a scaled down image from what my camera pumps out as it shoots at 36 megapixels and that is a large image to get on here. If the original is needed please let me know.

So, ATS please if there is any ideas out there, let me know. I thought it was a super cool photo explainable or not.


Thanks

Pred...




posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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Lens flare.

Consider it explained!




posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:55 PM
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It's classic lens flare. The end. Sorry!



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 10:58 PM
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Buy a lense hood - it gets rid of most of these false positives.


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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:03 PM
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Never mind that - look at the Orb over the harbor - you cant miss it, photo of the year for sure.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Jesus...that's annoying. I have just never seen one look like that.


All good. It was just...unexplainable to me i guess. Lol

Thanks



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: predator0187

I'm no pro photographer, but when I look up "Lens Flare pictures" as others have easily proclaimed that it is, there must be a light source coming from the direction of a light source, not going away from the sun as one would expect. In your picture there is no lightsource directly over the hills to explain it, as they are going towards where the Sun has already set. So I question what lightsource would have caused these flares.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:22 AM
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a reply to: predator0187


As others have said Lens flare



NIKON 810 Nice Camera by the way exif data below.

EXIF IFD0

Camera Make [0x010F] = NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model [0x0110] = NIKON D810
Picture Orientation [0x0112] = normal (1)
X-Resolution [0x011A] = 2400000/10000 ===> 240
Y-Resolution [0x011B] = 2400000/10000 ===> 240
X/Y-Resolution Unit [0x0128] = inch (2)
Software / Firmware Version [0x0131] = Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Last Modified Date/Time [0x0132] = 2015:07:07 21:30:20

EXIF Sub IFD

Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) [0x829A] = 201/1 second ===> 201 second
Lens F-Number / F-Stop [0x829D] = 8/1 ===> ƒ/8
Exposure Program [0x8822] = manual control (1)
ISO Speed Ratings [0x8827] = 100
Sensitivity Type [0x8830] = recommended exposure index (REI) (2)
EXIF Version [0x9000] = 0230
Original Date/Time [0x9003] = 2015:07:04 00:40:22
Digitization Date/Time [0x9004] = 2015:07:04 00:40:22
Shutter Speed Value (APEX) [0x9201] = -7651052/1000000
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/0 second
Aperture Value (APEX) [0x9202] = 6/1
Aperture = ƒ/8
Exposure Bias (EV) [0x9204] = 0/6 ===> 0
Max Aperture Value (APEX) [0x9205] = 30/10 ===> 3
Max Aperture = ƒ/2.83
Metering Mode [0x9207] = spot (3)
Light Source / White Balance [0x9208] = unknown (0)
Flash [0x9209] = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length [0x920A] = 240/10 mm ===> 24 mm

Still can't believe 2 professional photographers did not know what that was.

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: iDope

See the big bright lights on the jetty?

The ones with big star bursts?

Them.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:38 AM
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a reply to: iDope

Look at my post below yours another example of it.



A closer look at the picture I posted above.

His picture was taken at 00.40 the Sun had set a few hours before exif data is in my post above taken from his picture.


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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:55 AM
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Angels trumpets !



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 02:50 AM
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Might need to change your stance as a photographer hobbyist. Soz



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 03:33 AM
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a reply to: rossacus

I disagree, it's an awesome photo, so I think he should keep it up.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 06:10 AM
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Oh good, its todays lens flare UFO post. And please Op, dont tell me thta you never claimed its a UFO, blah blah blah.

Seriously, do people even engage their common sense for a SECOND anymore?

Wait..i just read that you are a pro photographer?? And you have never seena lens flare? How is that even possible? Thats like me not knowing what a pixel is. Im astounded.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

Not just him another he showed the image to.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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Obviously it's sky jellyfish. Come on guys lens flare? No originality.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: predator0187

this is the type of thing that I would immediately photoshop out of my image--and I'm just an amateur photographer.

As many others have said, it's lens flare and nothing more. Had you not stated that you're a "pro photographer," you might have spared yourself all of the sarcasm.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I think people need to chill out. Yes, I'm a pro photographer, that doesn't mean I shoot a lot at night. I'm not used to taking images in the darkness of night, so if you would have read my original post, I was trying to take a star trail image...

Many pro photographers have a speciality that they stick to and don't stray away from it, it's not a hard concept. I was trying something out of the ordinary for how I normally shoot.

This, to me, isn't a complex idea.

People can say what they want, I just asked a simple question...Chad was polite in a response, and that's really all that was needed. All this crap spewed afterwards I'd kind of why I left in the first place...

Pred...



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: predator0187

Now that you have been suitably chastised for wasting time with yet another lens flare example, there's not much to add. Seems like a nice place and hope you hade a nice time!

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: predator0187 I think people need to chill out.


damn straight. this place is a minefield regarding ufos. so many posters seem almost personally affronted by anything they discount. get over yourselves guys.



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