Hi ATS'rs, I thought I would share a picture with you that I took while out shooting some HDR photography (high dynamic range) on New Years eve.
I had no idea I had captured this until I viewed it on my computer.
For those of you unfamiliar with HDR photography, it is a process of taking three photographs usually using a tripod and shooting off three or more
bracketed exposures i,e, one under-exposed, one at the correct exposure and one over-exposed.
The photo's are then combined during processing to give you an extended tonal range.
Below is a copy of the UFO as it was captured on the overexposed frame of the three exposures.
These pictures where taken on a 16 megapixel camera in RAW format although the ISO setting was @ 100 so it is not as good as it would have been had I
used a high shutter speed.
All the pictures where taken using aperture priority.
The following three pictures show a cropped version of each of the images showing the object including the exif information for those interested.
These pictures are completely unretouched from the RAW 16 bit image and I have just screen grabbed them and cropped including the exif.
One of the exif's include GPS co-ordinates.
The next picture is the sharpest of the three frames processed to bring out more detail but not edited in any other way.
The next image is a GIF animation of the trajectory of the object with frames one and three affected by motion blur. This all took place within a
The following is the same GIF image tilted with a line included to see if the object was falling and rising which one might expect if it where a bird
Finally another processed and cropped picture to provide greater perspective.
I am generally a little skeptical when I see pictures of Blurfoes but I must admit this one has me scratching my head.
I think I have extracted as much information from the pictures as I can so please don't ask me to post the RAWS as they are all about 17 megs.
Any comments would be nice, particularly from photographers who may have similar pictures that turned out to be birds, personally I can't make that
That's all I've got.
Just thought I would add this to show what HDR is for those interested. The picture below is one I took the same day as the one in question.