Monday, July 11, 2011

Mystery Photo! 

The following is an unretouched, unedited photo of a Hawaiian sunrise that I took with my Blackberry's camera last week. What are those UFOs?!?

Turtle Bay sunrise


By Blogger John Foster, at Mon Jul 11, 01:29:00 PM:

Marsh gas  

By Blogger Hot Cup, at Mon Jul 11, 01:58:00 PM:

Skeet shooting? Looks like a great day for it! I'm guessing you missed both, and your dog laughed at you, though.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 11, 01:59:00 PM:

Looks like the reflection of a pair of recessed lighting fixtures in the room behind you.  

By Blogger Georgfelis, at Mon Jul 11, 02:25:00 PM:

My first thought was standing lenticular clouds, but the lighting fixture theory is much more probable.

Of course if you open the photo in Photoshop Elements, you can see the various layers, showing that the photo was not taken where it was claimed, but in fact was assembled in Photoshop and patched together from a series of other Hawaiian photos, hiding the obvious parentage of the original photo, which was from Kenya.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 11, 05:27:00 PM:

If they are not reflections as suggested above they are likely the result of spherical aberration in the camera lens.


-Anon Attorney  

By Anonymous Dr. Weevil, at Mon Jul 11, 08:56:00 PM:

A "pair" of "recessed lighting fixtures"? Look again: there are three lights, not two. Draw an imaginary line from the big one under the tree through the smaller one at the end of the branch and keep going in the same direction and you'll see the third. They're equally-spaced, too, so reflected lighting fixtures is as good a guess as any. If there's a fourth, I can't see it.

wv: holobs - what these spacecraft are called in the language of the species who built them.  

By Blogger Rabel, at Mon Jul 11, 11:57:00 PM:

Of course the white spots aren't really UFO's.
However the giant killer baby head directly above the sun (red chin and cheeks, white lips, white right eye) could be a problem.
But he's probably friendly. My real concern is the Death Star at two o'clock relative to the sun. Cloaking must be down.
Great photo.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Tue Jul 12, 12:00:00 AM:

Because y'all have been such sports, I'll give you the answer: The "UFOs" are, indeed, recessed light fixtures in the ceiling of the lobby on the Turtle Bay Resort -- I took the picture through the big window, and only saw they were reflected in it when I loaded it on my computer.  

By Blogger John, at Thu Jul 14, 06:22:00 PM:

Liberals would have you believe that the UFOs are actually holes in the ozone layer caused by global warming.  

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