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This picture was recently sent in to Mysterious Britain & Ireland. The camera used has 3.2 mp and is was about 8 years old. The photographer has always used this camera and never had a picture like produced. No flash was used.
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Please feel free to comment on this picture, I took it the other week at Acton Burnell in Shropshire. Like said the camera is old and very simple (I need that) Maybe its from the flowers maybe not. The location has loads of history and is one of those places where you feel watched, I felt sadness and despair but also a feeling of peace?? well worth a visit,strange little village.
It certainly curious. I've never seen one come up blue like that before; and it's sort of smokey isn't it?
It's not an orb, it's lens flare.
Thanks for the replys, whats a lens flare? and how can one tell??
just checked lens flare out, I was facing away from the sun, does this make a difference?
Hi Mysteryshopper, How can you be certain it's lens flare and not another natural explanation, I'm not being funny but you seem so certain how can you be sure? Would it be obvious to a photographer? Could there be another reason for it?
Whether its a lens flare (had only just heard of these) or an orb,it is quite beautiful. I prefer to think its an orb.
I have taken many pics of orbs over the years,and I dont think this a traditional one.It seems more likelly that the person caught a spirit in the act of materialising.
It is a beautifull example of spirit energy I think.
As for the lens flare theory,no...dont think it is that at all.
Thanks for the comments, and yes I think its very Beautiful. It would be great if it was something.
Acton Burnell has a great history, there is a castle located at the back of the church yard which claims to have held the first parliament but was later used as a barn (very grand barn) and just across a field is an ancient hill fort, lots of history and lots of presence.Well worth a visit for any one interested, there are two church yards next to each other- the one with the orb has graves of the sisters of mercy and a life size figure of Christ on the cross.spooky place.
Unlike most people, I deliberately use lens flare as it can be a fun effect so I'm familiar with its many guises (coloured circles being a typical one). The sun was in front of the camera, above the top right corner of the frame, as indicated by the shadows on the headstones (where they are bottom left). This is the best way to produce flare, with the bright light source just out of the frame.
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