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The photo was taken in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu
in the town of Haleiwa.
The date was sometime in January 1997 I am a long time professional photographer who has been in the business for over 40 years.
One evening, after watching a movie with a friend, and they were leaving my home, they pointed out some strange lights in the sky.
It was late about 1 am. I decided, what the heck, never shot a UFO photo, and got out my big surfing lens (a Nikon 800mm f/5.6 and added a 2x tele-extender and used a very heavy duty tripod) and took about 10-20 photos. The film was Fuji Velvia 35mm transparency, exposure was about f/8-f/11 for about 15 seconds.
It was very clear that night, no clouds or haze at all.
I have my own film processor so I pushed processed the film to a speed of about ISO or ASA 200+.
I got two really good photos, this is a slide duplicate and digitized file of one of them.
The bright light is not the moon. It was shot looking southwest from the north ground position, roughly far above the center of Oahu.
As far as I could tell (it's really hard shooting the sky at night) the objects were at least a mile or two up in the atmosphere!
I would say the objects were about as big as a 747? There were blinking multi-colored lights on their perimeters, and you could clearly see the outline of the craft thru the lens.
This was the second series of photos over about a 1/2 hour period.
The first series revealed only one object, triangular shaped, with pastel lights on each tip.
During the second series of exposures about 20 minutes later there appeared to be two 'craft' and that is the photo I submitted.
There appeared to be a super bright beam that connected the two craft for about a minute. Please be aware that the film was grainy and because it was 'pushed' (the only way I could get a decent exposure).
At this point I will have to tell you that I thought about calling the local news, but I am a fairly private person and didn't want the publicity. I was able to call Art Bell's show several weeks later when I think he was interviewing Peter Davenport.