Originally posted by Still Naive?
One thing that confounds me, however, is how this was not caught by the expert who analyzed the photo? If it was noticed by him, what is his
explanation for the distortion we see?
edit on 1-10-2012 by Still Naive? because: (no reason given)
As Mark stated on the C2C program, the photo you are looking at here is not the full resolution size that I did examination of. You are seeing
compression artifacts, and, yes, the same ones covered on ATS in past years. Pixelation around objects is not unusual at all, especially in jpg
compression. You can find these sorts of artifacts in just about any jpg shot on the net (but, no one analyzes a shot of the Eiffel Tower as an
example). The original image too, is jpg based and therefore subject to compression as well - but not nearly the amount you see in a web-display
Just as an aside, it's a shame to me that many here obviously didn't read the write up, nor examine the accompanying LAB color images.
I have seen many, many times the seagulls, birds and bugs of every kind in the long road of UO photo exams. I am fully aware of what they look like.
One poster here made the correct point: show me the bird that can display the specular highlights we see here. Or show me the bird in flight, that
displays angular symmetry and domed symmetry.
The bag/balloon/blowing debris: again, symmetry - and let's not forget the shooter angle vs horizon. Blowing debris? I'd like to see the spreadsheet
on the odds for those aspects applying to a deflated mylar balloon. I'm just not seeing that as an answer here.
The kite/tail: again, this is not taking into account the channel specific data shown in the LAB crops.
In the end, as I said in the report - there's interesting things about this shot. The circumstances surrounding it, the shooter, and the environment.
Could it be representative of the "UFO" phenomena (however loosely defined)? Could it be some sort high level technology? Don't know.
No image in the UFO category should ever be left to rust in the "unknown" bin. It's unknown today at present time, as many others are. Will they
always be unknown? Time will tell I guess. I urge everyone to take the time to read the write up, if nothing else.