reply to post by CYRAX
I still have difficulty understanding your story.
I believe it has been explained & illustrated unequivocally by Chadwickus, Bone Z, Arbitrageur, Armap & Internos to be a smudge on the lens of your
Here is BoneZ's definitive GIF:
wmd 2008 then posted this link to a picture of a solar balloon:
Subsequently, you started saying you might have seen a solar balloon, because it has been pointed out that a solar balloon has a vague resemblance to
the smudge on the lens of your camera.
You also stated the object was "spinning through the sky".
I'm not sure a solar balloon "spins through the sky" in a speed & manner that causes it to be:
1. Impossible to identify, in view of the hundreds of solar balloon pictures that have been posted on ATS
2. Impossible to photograph
Your story also lacks salient info regarding your "sighting".
For instance, here is a picture posted by you indicating the "line of flight" of the object".
In this photo indicating the "line of flight" of the object, you have not offered any information pertaining to the length of time the object took
to transit this "line of flight".
If it flew very quickly along the "line of flight", perhaps this could have been a reason why you could not obtain a properly informative photo.
However, this would exclude you being able to place the object in the same place in frame in your photos.
If it flew slowly along the "line of flight", you should have been able to find the time to take a better picture of the object.
Your photo incorporating the "line of flight" raises other issues, including but not limited to the following:
1. In view of the population of that area, including the many vantage points for viewing from the houses & public areas on the hillsides, beaches,
passing traffic, boats, ships in the heavy shipping traffic lanes from the steelworks, etc... (I am familar with this area), why is it nobody else has
reported seeing this "object"?
2. If we can obtain EXIF data for your original photo, we can ascertain if your "line of flight" photo matches up with the idea the sun is the
bright object in the op's original series of photo's (i.e. time of photos vs direction of photos vs elevation of sun). I suggest such a study might
show your "line of flight" photo is a "red herring".
I also think this area is within radar range of the hi-res radar installations at Sydney Airport, yet nothing has been reported from that source......
notwithstanding the "shadowing" of the surrounding escarpment & the low "flight level" of the "object" as suggested by your photo (above) might
exclude that possible source of correlating info.
Therefore, I still conclude your story endures significant difficulties.
[edit on 8-4-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]