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Post by Herb » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:22 am

I was going through some negatives on the weekend and saw a frame I shot years ago at my folks place. There was this odd arc in the frame so I decided to scan it and take a closer look.I can't imagine what might have cause it. I don't remember seeing the print before. Some visiting family members over the years since were convinced they saw a ghost.Now all that's behind me is a TV and a piano, nothing that I can tell that would cause that effect.I'm pretty skeptical about these things, so I thought that maybe some of you may have a good explanation about this.

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Re: Ghost? (Herb)

Post by keithvibe » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:29 am

piece of lint floating in the air at the time the photo was taken??
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Post by kunkstyle » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:58 am

Dust on the lens. Hangnail from a finger almost in front of the lens. A hair, perhaps.
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Post by prathman » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:07 am

If you mean the white arc on the right side, it looks to me like the camera strap swung in front of the lens. Lit up by the flash at close range it'll appear bright white and since it's too close and moving it looks blurred

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Post by BlueCrush » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:17 am

(removed)!!!!!!!! IT"S A GHOST!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Re: Ghost?

Post by Herb » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:14 pm

Quote, originally posted by prathman »If you mean the white arc on the right side, it looks to me like the camera strap swung in front of the lens. Lit up by the flash at close range it'll appear bright white and since it's too close and moving it looks blurredSeems logical, thing is that I shoot with an old SLR and always have the strap against my shoulder to help reduce movement of the camera body.Quote, originally posted by BlueCrush »(removed)!!!!!!!! IT"S A GHOST!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!not quite the explanation I was hoping for...
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Re: Ghost? (Herb)

Post by Raven » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:44 pm

The guy in the sweater near the railing looks pretty scary and ghostly to me. Especially with red eyes.

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Post by keithvibe » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:50 pm

Quote, originally posted by Raven »The guy in the sweater near the railing looks pretty scary and ghostly to me. Especially with red eyes. yea i have this song going threw my head... one of these things don't belong, one of these things just isn't the same.Dude is creeping me out
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Post by BlueCrush » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:30 pm

Quote, originally posted by Herb »not quite the explanation I was hoping for... Oh, really? If you look closely you can see the arc is made up of a moving ball of light. Moving balls of light are typically known as spirits in photographs. So it's a ghost....ahhhhhhhhh!!!
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Post by bull77 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:49 pm

Quote, originally posted by KeithVibe »yea i have this song going threw my head... one of these things don't belong, one of these things just isn't the same.Dude is creeping me out Quote, originally posted by Raven »The guy in the sweater near the railing looks pretty scary and ghostly to me. Especially with red eyes. (removed) I started laughing @ my desk --- freaky....but seriously, probably some lint/hair on the lens --- or an orb ---- aaahh call Ghost Hunters

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Post by Herb » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:17 am

Quote, originally posted by Raven »The guy in the sweater near the railing looks pretty scary and ghostly to me. Especially with red eyes. That's my brother-in-law Eamon Savage. Normally he doesn't have those glowy red eyes...Quote, originally posted by bull77 »(removed) I started laughing @ my desk --- freaky....but seriously, probably some lint/hair on the lens --- or an orb ---- aaahh call Ghost Hunters There are some amusing responses to this, which I do appreciate. I'll have to try to duplicate the circumstances using lint or hair to check out that theory
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Re: Ghost? (Herb)

Post by Whelan » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:04 am

That guy in the sweater! What's he doing there, he doesn't belong, its like a Where's Waldo sticking out. By no means anything biased, just funny that the group of I'm assuming Asian's with one sweatered up caucasian is fairly amusing when we are looking for a ghost, lol.Most likely that is from a lint or piece of hair over the lens.
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Post by millster » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:15 am

I would lean toward the idea of a bug flying in front of the lens, illuminated by the flash. Of course that would assume a pretty slow shutter-speed. Still that's usually what I see cause things like that.
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Post by prathman » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:58 am

Quote, originally posted by millster »I would lean toward the idea of a bug flying in front of the lens, illuminated by the flash. Of course that would assume a pretty slow shutter-speed. Still that's usually what I see cause things like that.Even with a slow shutter speed, the strobe flash would freeze the motion of the bug. Therefore I think that whatever foreground object caused it did actually have the arc-shaped form seen.

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Post by millster » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:13 am

Not necessarily, but I'm not in the mood to argue.
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Post by Nelson » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:59 am

Gwai loh! Gwai Loh!(OK. That's just cantonese for white dude. or literal translation would be ghost or demon dude.)
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Post by engineertwin2 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:24 am

Quote, originally posted by prathman »If you mean the white arc on the right side, it looks to me like the camera strap swung in front of the lens. Lit up by the flash at close range it'll appear bright white and since it's too close and moving it looks blurredI agree with prathman - looks like a camera strap.
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Post by Herb » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:56 am

Quote, originally posted by engineertwin2 »I agree with prathman - looks like a camera strap.This is the type of camera I used. I always wrap the strap around the back of my shoulder and tension it. I probably used either a 28mm wide angle or my 35-135mm zoom lens at the time. Besides, the length and weight of the strap makes it an unlikely culprit.So I think I can rule out the strap. Only theories I can't rule out so is hair or lint

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Post by joatmon » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:19 am

If you take the image, convert it to a negative, then zoom in on the alien apparition, at the sharpest point of the bend you can see individual oval objects. Then if you zoom in real close on the last discernible one in the chain, you can see the haunted face of George Bush looking back at you. It's evil! Burn it!

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Post by prathman » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:22 am

Quote, originally posted by Herb »This is the type of camera I used. I always wrap the strap around the back of my shoulder and tension it. I probably used either a 28mm wide angle or my 35-135mm zoom lens at the time. Besides, the length and weight of the strap makes it an unlikely culprit.So I think I can rule out the strap. Only theories I can't rule out so is hair or lintAttached is a picture I just took with a tiny portion of the camera strap deliberately held a little bit in front of the lens. Of course, any other flexible cord or other material would look similar - the suggestion of the camera strap is just because that's known to be in the vicinity.

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Post by redlava » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:42 am

Camera Strap.

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Post by 808 Vibes » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:52 am

Oh geez...I'm here at work laughing my behind off. Thanks, all...I really needed the chuckles! I also think it's the white guy with the red glowy eyes LOL Quote, originally posted by Nelson »Gwai loh! Gwai Loh!(OK. That's just cantonese for white dude. or literal translation would be ghost or demon dude.)Quote, originally posted by joatmon »If you take the image, convert it to a negative, then zoom in on the alien apparition, at the sharpest point of the bend you can see individual oval objects. Then if you zoom in real close on the last discernible one in the chain, you can see the haunted face of George Bush looking back at you. It's evil! Burn it!
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Post by Herb » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:17 am

Glad to hear you got a few chuckles from this thread. I know you could use some.
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Post by DaveD » Tue May 26, 2009 3:42 am

Bug/ fly in front of flash. Check out my website for further information. http://www.eopic.ca

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Post by 808 Vibes » Tue May 26, 2009 4:56 am

Of all the threads to resurrect, this one's a classic. (it ranks up there with Brian's nuts.) I'm still giggling. Thanks, Dave D!
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Post by DaveD » Wed May 27, 2009 10:17 am

My pleasure....I don't think I'm going to touch Brian's nuts though....Ummmmm wait that came out wrong, ahhhh hell you know what I mean, don't you????? You do, right?????

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Post by 808 Vibes » Wed May 27, 2009 12:59 pm

yeah, suuuuuuuuure I do. *giggles*
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Post by 808 Vibes » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:18 pm

Resurrecting this one again...just because. If ever we had a GenVibe Hall of Fame Post, this is it....yes, Brian, your shiny nuts too. EDIT: BTW, where is DaveD anyway? Haven't seen him on here in ages.
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Post by Houston » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:50 am

This thread had (still has) me laughing and smiling. You guys and gals are nuts!
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Post by 808 Vibes » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:21 pm

^ ^ That's why I resurrected it. It's a GenVibe CLASSIC! and BTW, why be normal?
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