Just to repeat my comments, edited a little, from the other thread..
It was my friend who took the pics with his camera, none of the images are cropped, though he did obviously zoom in on the images as he was
taking them, but by how much magnification I don't know.
Is it possible you misheard him? There are some images there that look VERY much like they are heavily cropped. If not, there is either something
horribly wrong with that camera, or he did indeed capture something extraordinary. Eg, if this:
isn't cropped, I'll be a tad surprised... That was really
what the scene looked like??? Space maggots?
Some of the images have had their contrast increased to bring out the colours but not all.
Hmm. I'm afraid I have my doubts - but the RAW images, if supplied, will prove it one way or tuther.
I know it doesn't go for much but I was seeing the images as he was taking them and I've no reason to try and con people.
Well, it does count for something, but if you truly saw those images as presented, surely there were other reports that night? Again, I draw your
attention to the one I picked - you really saw that, at that size?
Are there any corroborating reports about this, any news items, anything whatsoever?
Importantly, did the images on the camera MATCH what you were actually seeing, or did you just assume that what was on the camera screen was an
accurate, zoomed-in version of what you saw?
The technical issues are ones like:
- what camera & lens?
- what settings? (ie mode, aperture, shutter, ISO, W/B, sat/con, NR, AF, zoom)
- was it on a tripod?
- date, time, location, direction
- what made you go out again a week later? Are you claiming you see these regularly? If so, why don't you get a tripod and do it properly?
Those images are missing any 'exif' data, so they have been edited in a away that removes useful evidence. By seeing the raw files (even the
original jpegs would be far better, but raw files are preferred) we can examine the exif, and find out/verify some of those technical details. If the
image has been cropped or adjusted, all will be revealed. That's why I asked for the RAW files. Especially for that one I have linked. If he/you post
nothing else, just the original JPEG *and* raw file for that one would be a start. There are plenty of free file-sharing sites, or you can perhaps use
U2U to talk to someone you are willing to trust here, and email them the files.
As it is, I'm afraid that you have just posted some images that look like over-saturated, over-enlarged, out of focus blobs taken using a camera
hand-held over several seconds, pointed at street/shop lights. Sorry to be harsh, but there it is...
By the way, pretty much any camera these days will happily render some of the background (especially in suburbia) at night. Where is the background in
these images? Why didn't he point the camera down to show streetlights, your back fence lit up softly by your kitchen light, anything? It sounds
like he knows cameras, so surely it would occur to him that if you just show blurry blobs with no background, then those blobs could be anything.
And depending on the camera, why no video?
[edit on 31-8-2010 by CHRLZ]