While reviewing the photos from the Muiderslot photography meetup, I came across something very interesting. Actually myself and everyone who has seen the images so far are dumbfounded. I’ve been shooting for quite a long time and have never encountered anything like this. Let me explain the images before you take a look and decide for yourself. I was shooting with a very wide angle lens Nikon 14-24 which can capture quite a large scene. It was shot with a Nikon D800 with is a 36mp camera so also very detailed when blown up. I was also shooting HDR which means I was taking multiple exposures at once. In this case it was 5 exposures. All five shots were taken within 1 second and the shutter speed on the images in question is 1/250 of a second. This means something would have to be moving very fast to be blurred in the scene. There were no aircraft present, no vapor trails as you can see in the subsequent images. It is definitely not a bird and I’ve mostly ruled out any insect based on the apparent distance from my position in the image. Here’s where it gets more interesting. In the +1 shot, you can see it again…coming from the opposite direction!! It appears to have turned around. It seems to be traveling in the direction where the two fins are as you can see some sore of trail coming off from left to right. I’ve duplicated the two images where it appears and changed to greyscale and adjusted the basic settings and detail only using camera raw to get a better look. Anxious to hear your opinions about what this might be! You can click on the image to get to the gallery of photos. Please post comments on the actual Blog and not FB if you are finding this there so we can keep one conversation going (click on the comment link at top of post to enter comment if you don’t see a box to do so). I’ve kept the original untouched imaged in raw format on the card and copies in case this gets interesting. Enjoy!!
EDIT: Please note that no in camera HDR processing was used. All my HDR work is manual which means I only take a selective number of bracketed shots and later process them using software to merge them together. This means that each frame is an individual shot from the camera with no manipulation. I have all the original RAW images untouched.
Adding interesting links:
- Investigation images made by me and a few others which were presented to me as similar
- Original post as well as US national TV and cool video
- Other interesting articles with different points of view:
- Other articles which contacted me directly:
- Friendly end year call out and originally intended composite image: