posted on Jan, 10 2019 @ 01:58 PM
a reply to: circuitsports
That's a lot better resolution, but still no black pixels though.
One possibility could be lens flare, from one of those lights or a reflection of one of those lights. They have a dark something within the light
which could be the source of the dark spot. Here's a closeup of one of the lights showing the dark thing in the light which is off-center, and and the
light is not quite round:
One way to see if it's lens flare is to find the geometric center of the image and look for a light source equidistant from the center on the
opposite side of the center. The red X marks the geometric center and there is what seems like a very bright light or reflection not quite equidistant
but if the geometric center of the lens isn't exactly aligned with the geometric center of the image, there could be a slight difference in the
distance. The blue arrows point toward the object you're asking about, and a possible light source, which I can't tell for sure but looks like it
might be one of the lights reflecting off a car which could distort it and change the shape a little, of the light and the dark spot:
It's possible there's a dark spot in the light reflection the lower left blue arrow is pointing to but we can't see it because it's overexposed,
however the reflection could reduce the intensity enough to reveal the dark spot. The general not quite round shape of the possible lens flare isn't
that far off of the possible source of the reflection. Here's what the pixels of the object of interest look like from your latest post of the full
If I check the "enhance" option on my image viewer to smooth out the pixellation on the object of interest (top) and compare that to the possible
reflection source (bottom, flipped for comparison of the possible reflection), they both have a not quite round shape:
I'm not sure it's lens flare in this case, but it does happen. I made a thread about such lens flare in the Washington DC UFO photo and I'm 100% sure
those lights in the sky are lens flares, and there are some other examples of lens flares in that thread where you can see the reflected image is
sometimes distorted from the original light source.
Lens Flare Thread
Those lines don't go through the geometric center of the image because that's a cropped image, and note when the lights are overexposed you can't tell
the difference in brightness, which is probably why some the brighter lights show a reflection, while others don't. Some reflections are obscured by
other features in the photo.
edit on 2019110 by Arbitrageur because: clarification