December 27, 2014 – Orlando, Florida – 10:21 PM EST



Description: I took this photo of a glowing green circular object.

Note: It is not known if the witness saw the object or later discovered it in a photo. An email message was sent to the witness, but so far no response has been received.

Update – Jan 10, 2014: The witness replied to my email message and stated that he did not see the object and only noticed it when later viewing the photo.

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1 Response to December 27, 2014 – Orlando, Florida – 10:21 PM EST

  1. Matt says:

    That looks like a UV filter reflection caused by the lightpost near the left side of the castle. This is common if a non-multicoated UV filter is mounted on a lens used with a digital camera, but even multicoated UV filters (which often have a “MC” mark on the outer casing) will cause this effect to some degree. The sensor is essentially a sheet of glass, so some of the light coming through the lens can reflect from the sensor and head back out of the camera, only to reflect from the UV filter (also a sheet of glass) and head back into the lens again, eventually striking the sensor and being recorded. If you can draw a line from the flare artifact to a bright light source (like that lightpost) that passes directly through the center of the image, and the center of the image is at the midpoint of that line, then it’s very likely a UV filter reflection. Note that if the image was cropped by the original photographer, the original center of the recorded image may be hard to determine.

    I get this effect often enough from locomotive headlights when taking pictures of trains. Film is less reflective, so film cameras are far less prone to showing artifacts of this sort, even when used with non-MC UV filters.

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