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#181 Old Guy

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:57 PM

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I thought it was an interesting picture anyway, that she managed to stay in one spot, staring at a part in space where there just happens to be a lens flare, dust orb, or even a real orb!

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

The dust orb in the cat picture is very likely a speck of dust very close to the lens of the camera ( just inches or less ) so it probably wasn't seen by the cat. If you had taken a series of pictures while the cat was staring, the orb would probably only have shown up in this one photo. Very likely the cat was interested in something else entirely.

The other shots look like haze and/or condensation on the lens. Things like this can come and go quite quickly depending on the conditions.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:05 AM

I was wondering if someone could zoom in on the picture and maybe place an arrow if they see what I see in the window.  In the window pane above the one with the flash I can see a girls face and also a hand or something but I do not know how to enlarge the picture or point it out so please do pick this apart and let me know what you think. Thanks!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:22 AM

I see the pareidolic ramblings on the other thread is falling on deaf ears?
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:31 AM

As I stated in my post I am looking for someone to help enlarge the image and the area I am speaking about. I am not psychologically looking to make something apear wise guy I am looking for some help with the photo and not a  pschological evaluation  lol. If I knew how to blow up a photo and point out the area I would have done so in the first place and thats why it is posted here as the first posting in this thread says this if for the photo to be picked apart. The other thread was to share a photo so its not falling on deaf ears, it may on the other hand be missed by a closed mind. But thanks for your opinion.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:41 AM

Hi, I enlarged this photo, changed to sepia tone, then B&W and I cannot see a thing. However that does not mean there is not something there. I believe there are times we can see something in our photos that others cannot, because we have seen them in real life.

Edited by BlueAngel, 02 January 2011 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:15 AM

Looking for faces in reflective surfaces with a flash used is like trying to find shapes in clouds. You have smudges and stains, uneven surfaces and the flash, which all together provide the perfect environment for "cloud gazing"

Edited by Vlawde, 02 January 2011 - 11:17 AM.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:23 AM

Thanks for the input with the photo, the reason I posted it is because when I show someone on my computer they actually point it out and say they see a face. If you all have to really  look at the photo or strain your eyes then there is nothing in the picture that is suitable enough to be proof for me and I will disregard what I see in the photo. Thanks for the help and happy hunting all!



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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:58 AM

I posted some enhanced crops in the other thread in the photo forum. And an opinion, of course. :)

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:00 PM

Thanks Snowbird I noticed and replied in that section. Thanks again for the help ! (and opinion lol)

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 03:38 PM

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Hello.  I took this picture on my first and only (so far) ghost hunt about a year ago.   I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on the object on the desk that the lady is sitting at.   Thanks

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:14 PM

It looks like a light leak on the film (assuming this wasn't a digital camera)  

By the way, you can create new threads for this kind of thing, posting on an old thread like this, it can get lost in the shuffle

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

What is the difference in how a light leak and lens flare looks?


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:26 PM

I'll leave the technical info to someone like snowlord, but a flare looks like...well a flare, a reflection or multiple reflections caused by a light source entering the camera lens. A proper light leak, at least on a film camera has to do with light getting into/onto the negative, or just a camera glitch.

Hehe sorry, don't know all the in depth tech explanations
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:57 PM

In my experience, this color of light usually comes from an external source such as a flashlight or something else with a similar type bulb. The flash was used, but there was a 2 sec exposure time which indicates the shutter was open for a fair amount of time after the flash fired. This can result in a blurring of the external light source causing images similar to this one. Since this was a ghost hunt, I'm thinking maybe the shot was taken in the dark, and she possibly had a small flashlight on, or something like that.

( This was a Nikon E 8700 8 mp digital camera.)

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

Thank you, both responses were very informative.


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:29 AM

The pic was taken with a digital camera and there were lights on in the room.    I can't remember if she had a flashlight on at the time, but I'm pretty sure she had a digital recorder on that had a small light on it.  It could have been part of the flare.   In other words, I still haven't caught a real ghost yet.  Darn!   Maybe next time.

Thank you very much for the responses, you folks are very helpful.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

I get that the red light may have come from a light in the photo, but would a light in the photo create the odd looking green streak on the left side of the picture?


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:11 AM

View Postbeniciaparanormal, on 10 December 2011 - 05:57 PM, said:

I get that the red light may have come from a light in the photo, but would a light in the photo create the odd looking green streak on the left side of the picture?

Yes it would Benicia. That green streak as well as the other light is caused by the motion the photographer made while the image was exposing. I suspect the green light was caused by another piece of equipment in the lady in the doorways hand. If you take the green streak and layer it over the other one, they line up. Any external light present in the photo during the exposure would have made the same streak.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

View Postreticent1, on 26 October 2004 - 03:59 PM, said:

Ok.  This pic was posted before, but there are some new members and not-so-new members that may not have seen it, and can give some input.  This pic has got me stumped.

This pic was taken at a university in Arkansas.  The campus was completely closed, except for middle school children to attend band camp.  There were no classes offered at this time, nor were there any other activities going on at this time.   This was taken from the end of a hall on the 2nd floor.  Yes, it was taken from indoors, but the hall behind me was dark with the only source of light being the window from which this pic was taken, and I used no flash.  You can also see where they seem to 'enter' or 'exit' from the trees.

The weather that day was mostly sunny, no rain, no wind (maybe slight breeze now and then).  It is not smoke, as it is on campus.  Plus, if it were smoke, it would dissipate as it rose.  They're not trees, as they would be dead and way too tall to sustain themselves.  They would also be cut down as they would pose a hazard, besides just being an eyesore on a university campus.  

The first is the original, and the second has the area in question cropped and enlarged w/in the photo.
<img src="http://img.photobuck...s/MVC-018F.jpg" border="0" alt="IPB Image" />
<img src="http://img.photobuck...cs/cropped.jpg" border="0" alt="IPB Image" />

Thanks ahead of time for any input.



I see this post is really old but I have not seen any replys that talk about the reflection that is also in the window second from the right that looks the same as whats near the woods there. I have no idea what these are but seemed to be all over and you saw nothing at the time?