posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 10:31 AM
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
So you're basically saying "If you are not 100% sure of being able to identify the object you are about to photograph, do not even waste your time
taking a picture."
Is it just me, or doesn't that make any sense at all ? If you'd always be able to identify what you see, there would hardly be any U left in UFO,
leading the whole issue ad absurdum.
I think that it should be more like "if it doesn't have enough detail to make an identification it's not useful for that purpose".
A photo where we can only see a white dot doesn't show any characteristic that makes it possible to identify what was captured, either when comparing
it with known objects or to compare it with future photos or sightings, but a photo should be taken, specially if it helps other people to get a
better idea of the conditions in which the sighting occurred.
For example, one week ago I took this photo.
Is it good enough to make an identification? I don't think so, as I don't see enough detail, but I know what it was because I was expecting it to
appear at that time on that area of the sky, it's the International Space Station.
If it was something unknown I would have taken the photo, as I could not be sure how it would look and because even with too little detail to make a
positive identification it can possibly be used to compare it with a slightly better photo and get an idea if it was the same thing or not.
So, in conclusion, always take a photo, but only post it if it may help in some way.
PS: just a story is enough, we don't need photos or video to know something.