This is more a knowledge share than a revalation... oh well, to me it is.
I was doing some very late night shots with 30 sec exposures.
When I was about to develope them I noticed those spots you'll see.
I want to show these to give a heads up if you haven't already experienced this yourself.
The dots you see are in fact pixel artifacts from the chip. Each dot represent a sensor on the chip or maybe a group I'm not sure. You can tell this
from the colors they have. I admit it doesn't look like it here, bu in the raw converter they are destinctly, red, green and blue.
Why this occurs I can't tell for sure. It might be that bad lighting and long exposure or it could be the chip that is run down and starting to fail
in individual sensors.
Anyways, when I saw these I thought that someone along the way might encounter this and go "holy crap a ufo!?", when in fact it's just their camera
playing tricks on em.
Cheers for now
Having checked another image from this batch, it's apparent that it's something in the chip that is bad
same color same place.
Be good to your equipment...
Please post your own "non ufo" footage... I don't mean photos of a guy standing in his flat putting on an alien suit. But more footage where you
for a brief moment thought "huh?" but then managed to debunk yourself.
We are still being hurt by uncritical submitting.
So let's help eliminating some obvious bloopers for later reference.
If you got unsharp or blurred images of birds, post them, headline them with "birds" or whatever is on the footage.
So many times have people asked for reference but we didn't have any. Well that can change.
[edit on 14/6/08 by flice]