posted on May, 21 2011 @ 03:02 PM
Well to start I know the OP personally and I mean very very well. He isn't lying about it not being manipulated. I do not know the friend he acquired
the photo from personally but I see no reason for them to be lying to the OP about that. The OP certainly did not modify the photos himself and has
been assured that no one else has.
The person the OP acquired the photos from showed him these a long time ago and had no idea that he would be posting this on the internet a year, or
That being said. I am also a photographer. I understand some of your inclinations to say it is Photoshop because that is possible to do digitally
quite easily, BUT ease up people. The OP is NOT claiming this to be ghosts or paranormal. He is just asking for a second opinion on what it could be,
besides Photoshop. I highly agree with davespanners' analysis
Originally posted by davespanners
It would be nice if you could put up the original pics with the exif data etc included, but from what I see I think there are 2 things at play
1) The picture was taken using a flash and at the point the flash fired something was very close up to the lense, hence reflecting the light back
towards the lens and causing the white patch. Similar things happen a lot when people take flash photos and the wrist strap of the camera happens to
fall in front of the lens like
I would suggest that an insect flew in front of the lens when the flash fired
The other thing thats happening is pardolia i.e. thinking the shape looks a lot like a person when really its just a streaky blob
21-5-2011 by davespanners because: spelling
An insect would be a really good guess, or some sort of light moving object, maybe even a leaf or along those lines. As you can see the second photo
is a bit darker aside from the bright anomaly which means that the camera was on auto exposure and something light got into the frame so it thought it
needed to expose the scene darker.
Otherwise hey, I am willing to say that it by some slim chance it could be two ghostly figures. I am pretty skeptical about ghosts but at the same
time I do not hold all the knowledge in the universe and unlike some of you stubborn people I am willing to accept the fact that things are possible
which are beyond my realm of knowledge and understanding.
But in all probability, the evidence is there to suggest something most likely got in front of the lens that the woman taking the photo didn't notice.
The difference in exposure is strong evidence of that.
As a final not the two photos are clearly not the same. If you're such a photoshop whiz you should be able to match them up and figure that out pretty
quickly based on the clouds.
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