posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by onehuman
I am a colleague of Haydn Morgan and I can confirm that the image is genuine. I examined the sequence of images taken at that time and this one was
the only one with the two 'objects' on it. Being an experienced photographer myself I can confirm that the objects are not dust spots. The camera
used was a Canon DSLR . Unlike with film where a dust spot can be seen on one frame and not on previous, or later frames (due to the transport of the
film frame by frame), dust on a digital sensor remains in the same position. Modern cameras have built in vibration devices which shake off dust.
However, these are usually only activated when switching off or switching on the camera. On this occasion the series of images were taken only seconds
apart without activation of the dust deletion technology. The likelihood of two pieces of dust appearing on the sensor at the same time and both
falling off the sensor at the same time is so remote as to be practically impossible.
A contributor queried how the paper managed to get the better image from the blurred 'object'. It didn't. There are two objects. The one on the
right of the image being larger and more defined than the more indistinct one on the left.
I am a bit of a sceptic when it comes to this sort of thing but when I enlarged these objects on screen I could offer no explanation as to what they
were. There is actually another small out of focus object on the image but on closer inspection that is clearly a bird of sorts ( probably a gull ).
However, whatever these objects may or may not be, I can quite categorically state they are not dust spots.