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Originally posted by angrydog
looks like a flamethrower fired in the dark
what confuses me...why you make a foto of so much darkness and not more of the "thing" itself?edit on 15-12-2010 by angrydog because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by torsion
reply to post by ArMaP
As I suspected. The flash was fired and the flash unit is on the left hand side of the camera (from the users pov). This would mostly illuminate any close object that may stray into view on the left of the frame - as we have here.
I know that some people use the flash when it isn't needed because they're aware it can produce anomalies and artifacts or transform dust and insects or camera straps into unidentifiable things that they can then claim to be of a paranormal nature. You only need look at other "paranormal" photos from Gilliland's ranchers to confirm this.
I'm not saying that you deliberately did this but if you were taking photos of the sky, why would you use the flash? Further, if the "beam" hit the ground by the side of your head, wouldn't the camera need to have been on your forehead, not your chest, for the "beam" to be in that position in the photo.
I'd say the beam of light you thought you saw was the first flash fired during red eye reduction mode then the second flash picked up an object of some kind held close to the camera. Do you wear spectacles, for instance, and may have held them in you left hand, the arm protruding over the lens, while your right hand pressed the shutter button?