posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 01:09 PM
First I want to express how difficult it is to eat crow and wipe egg off of one’s face at the same time.
The EXIF information for the Original Photograph follows:
Make - SONY
Model - DSC-T70
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
DateTime - 2008:11:13 14:50:22
ExifOffset - 203
ExposureTime - 1/4 seconds
FNumber - 3.50
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 640
ExifVersion - 0221
DateTimeOriginal - 2008:11:13 14:50:22
DateTimeDigitized - 2008:11:13 14:50:22
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 3 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - 0
MaxApertureValue - F 3.51
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 6.33 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3264
ExifImageHeight - 2448
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness – Normal
It was indeed taken on 13 Nov 2008, or at least that’s the time the camera was set for. I have no reason to believe that the camera time would have
been set to that specific date a year ago, by which I must conclude that the item was posted on ebay last year, and didn’t sell, therefore it was
present to have the photo in question taken last month. It was taken with a Sony Cybershot DSC-T70, at a nominal 8 megapixels.
The picture is dark, grainy (probably because of the ambient lighting) and somewhat out of focus at full resolution. Because of this blurriness, image
quality really isn’t improved by examining it at full resolution. It looks almost like it was “softened” by applying Vaseline to the lens.
After lightening and contrast enhancing the image in the lens, there appears to be an outdoor scene of some sort present. There is an indeterminant
mass on the left side of the image, either a bush or the side of a head, the blurriness makes it indistinct, close to the photographer. Beyond that is
what appears to be a body of water, reflecting a treeline on the far side of it. The treeline in the upper half of the image is more distinct than the
reflection of it in the lower half, leading me to think that is a reflection in a slow moving body of water. The “tree” on the right shows a clear
reflection, and there appears to be a second tree to the left of it reflected in the foreground, which cannot be seen in the treeline due to an
apparent obstructing clump of leaves on the “bush” in the left foreground, or whatever that mass is.
There appears to be a road running along the center of the image, between the reflective body and the treeline. The entire anomalous image has a sepia
tone, as if it were an old, faded photograph. Interestingly, the white object on the right, Identified by some as a Celtic cross, is white, without a
trace of the sepia present in the rest of the image. I don’t think it’s a Celtic cross, though, because there isn’t any evidence that the
central circle is complete. The lower part of what would be the circle is missing.
My 13 year old says he thinks that what has been identified as a crack running vertically near the center is actually a telephone pole. I don’t have
any guesses as to what has been identified as a car. It’s too indistinct. Barring the phenomena of “matrixing”, I can’t detect any images of
people in it. The image is too blurry to detect whether or not an old photo was cut out and pasted to the lens, but the original photo file appears to
@ Operation Mindcrime: sometimes reflections in concave lenses (sunken in) will reflect across a centerline and reverse as you mentioned, but this
lens should be convex (bulging out), and rather strongly so. A reflection should have a "fisheye" appearance.
I’m stumped, for the present, but I’ll still keep tinkering with it to try and ferret out an answer.