posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:38 AM
Druid42, I appreciate your enthusiasm (contrasts well with my terse tenaciousness!), but.. there's a few problems with that approach.
First up, optically, where did the shear come from? All we have is a slightly concave mirror, and it's pretty much square on.. *How* did your
scenario happen - what did this to the image and created that result? I would point out that you don't really get that sort of 'shear' from
reflections, unless the reflective surface is heavily twisted/angled/curved. And we still have the problem of why (and how) only that bit of image is
being projected somewhere
Second, it's not all that good a match imo (in shape, brightness, contrast, colour), and I think if you played with other areas, you could get
similar vague matches. That sort of approach is frowned upon in image (or any) analysis - you are playing with the adjustments to try to get a
desired result - and that allows Confirmation Bias to creep in..
Now, there *is* a way you could justify this - but you'd have to give an example of how it happened by trying to recreate the effect - not in an
image editor!, but by creating a real scene using a vaguely similar environment.
BTW, the sensor isn't overloaded - the image shows virtually no blown highlights whatsoever (just one tiny area on the dashboard, nowhere near the
So while I applaud your ideas, I can't see how that one would work, sorry.
And yes, I know, I need to get off my backside and do my tests with a plastic bag or three - sadly the forecast for my weekend is once again
cloudy, but one can hope...