Haha.. thank you frayed
. I wouldn't go as far as CSI, but I do like to approach it logically and systematically rule out all the extraneous
variables/factors that I can. I am still actually skeptical myself if it is actually some sort of a being or just a reflection. And I was the one who
took the darn picture! lol. I just think it is interesting, whatever it is.
Nope, it was not likely that a raindrop fell onto the camera lense, since I was inside and the rain was falling in another direction besides inwards
towards the house.
I had planned on waiting for the next rainstorm to try and reproduce the photo again in similar conditions, but I suppose wetting the grill may be
sufficient. I'll try it when I get home eventually. The other people in my house will think that I am absolutely nuts though, of course
The barbeque was definately cold when the picture was taken. A very good question, though. Despite the appearance of 'dusk' caused by the darkened
sky, the picture was taken between 10 and 11 am, because I remember that I took it on my spare/lunch that day. We only barbeque for supper, and I
don't think the barbeque had been used for some time before the picture, anyway. If by the irregular pattern you mean the spots, I have said earlier
that I think they are caused by oil/grease, although it may be heat discoloration. I don't know much about the properties of plastic. I also
mentioned earlier that I don't think those spots were there when the sprite picture was taken, although I can't prove that.
Anyways, I will get around to taking some comparison photos mid-week. (How many more pictures will I have to take? Whew. This proving stuff is hard
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