reply to post by Springer
Explanation: Upon further reflection
The very close object
is reflecting this zoomed and cropped veiw ...
And this enhanced veiw ...
Zoomed and cropped ...
And the wider enhanced picture ...
Now Since 'Shooter" is sitting in the front right hand side of a Fiat Panda with the window fully
rolled down whilst taking the photo ...
We have to remember the 20mph wind came from the NNE and the sunlight is coming from the ESE and that we are near the ocean and also that water
droplets are highly reflective! ...
Water drop with reflection in the kitchen.
This photo was taken on February 18, 2007 using a Canon PowerShot A640.
Some Water drops with reflection of a candle burning below and Lost Season 2 DVD Cover.
Approx 100% Crop. Rotated 180
So I propose that the reflection off of the object...
of the following! ...
Now taking the gif displaying various filtering ...
And comparing that with a real life example ... [Note: Please scroll to the far right ok
I can clearly see what the reflection is now.
Therefor I propose, for the second time, that the object is ...
Here is why ...
elevenaugust reply to thread (pg61a)
Using our favorite DOF calculator, we can determine, using the values above that the DOF for
this photo is comprised between 55.3 cm [20.86 inches] and 427.6 cm [168.34 inches]; (41.3 cm [16.26 inches] and 97.5 cm [38.38 inches] for
elevenaugust reply to thread (pg61b)
elevenaugust reply to thread (pg10)
In photo 3137, all that is comprised between 41.3 cm and 97.5 cm (DOF) is inside the acceptable values for the objects to be acceptably
[EDIT: redacted by OL]
In photo 3137, the whole DOF 'length' is of 56.2cm
Then, for the object to be 1m (39.37 inches) away from the camera, it will have a length of 0.02943m (1.16 inch);
if it's 100m away (328ft), then it will have a size of 2.943m (9.66ft), etc....
The above information meens it must be less than 0.02943m (1.16 inch) in size due to the sub 1m (39.37 inches) DOF being between 41.3 cm [16.26
inches] and 97.5 cm [38.38 inches] for photo n°3137
Water droplets can range in size from microscopic aerosol spray to large drops of rain.
So taking the 56.2cm (22.20inches) DOF and assuming the object is at that range that would make it 12-15mm approximate in size , which would be a
large water droplet but not outside the realm of reason or logic.
A 12-15mm droplet of sea spray made airbourne by waves crashing barely 80m away and traveling upon the wind at 20mph [8m/s] in a SSW direction towards
the car could easily splatter upon the ground an instant later and no longer be noticible to anybody.
The limited area that is reflected also shows that it is small and very close.
Close, but no UFO anymore.
Personal Disclosure: I hope this helps.
edit on 15-10-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix broken quote bbcode.
edit on 15-10-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited
to add missing : to my Explanation :shk:
edit on 15-10-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix spelling.
15-10-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to replace the gif with my ATS upload of the saved file aquired from pg2 of this thread.