A Strange Thing Happened!

Joined
Jul 6, 2008
Messages
336
Location
Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
Hi All,

Last night, Eleanor and I went for a walk. Eleanor had my Fuji S3 with the Nikon 18 - 200 VR lens and I was using the D300 with my newly acquired Tokina 12 - 24 lens.

I took this shot:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


And then within seconds took this one:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


A close inspection will reveal a light on the right middle of the first picture! We looked in the woods and could find nothing that would explain why this was the case. Nothing! However we did spot some flashes that we found very unusual. This is in the middle of nowhere, no roads or buildings just woods!

Very odd!

Regards

Chris
 

fks

Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
2,756
Location
sf bay area
hi chris-

EXIF says the flash fired, so most likely it's a reflection off a dust particle or something else in the air.

ricky
 
Joined
Jul 6, 2008
Messages
336
Location
Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
Hi Ricky,

You may be right, but cannot understand the flashes of light we saw in the woods!

BTW how can you see the exif data off the picture. Often wondered how people mention it.

Regards

Chris
 
Joined
May 7, 2007
Messages
2,331
Location
Tampa, Florida
You're worried about the light, but what about that black and white shape that suddenly appeared in the grass at the lower right? Wooooooooo.

Flashes of light could be fireflies?
 
Joined
Oct 9, 2005
Messages
26,949
Location
Moscow, Idaho
I think it may be a long abandoned/overgrown fence post. Look to the right and left of the wood and you will see 2 thin uprights to the right of the pic and 1 to the left. One is right below the reflector.

Either that, or big brother really is watching you!
 
Joined
Oct 9, 2005
Messages
26,949
Location
Moscow, Idaho
It IS a fence. I lightened the shadows and you can now clearly see the fence. I am temporarily hosting this on my site and will take it down so. Sorry for manipulating your image, but I have always been envious of the folks on the US TV series CSI!!!!!!
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
Aug 24, 2007
Messages
1,223
Location
Parker, CO
Since the mystery is solved, I'll help with your question

Go here and download the app - then install it
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

Then when you see a picture posted on here - right click and select 'View Exif/GPS/IPTC with Exif'
When you click on that, it will show you all the shot info

*Some hosting sites strip this info off, so it may not appear. but on this site, it seems to be only about 10% of pics don't have it

For your local computer, you can open this app and then browse to your pictures - you will see all the info about the shot

It's very slick and easy to use

Hope this helps

Here is another cool app for viewing your shot preferences

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/ExposurePlot.html
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2008
Messages
695
Location
State College, PA
Sorry - it's not a fence post. My bet is that an insect flew in front of your camera at just the right time and the blown highlights from the flash caused this.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom