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It had been a windy day in Psychosis by the sea, ( Los Angeles) The sunset had a deep blue sky and dramatic lighting. I pulled over and grabbed my Nikon Coolpix 510. There were only a few seconds of sunlight left. I shot five pictures right through the windshield, and the sun was gone. Later on my computer, my jaw dropped as I first saw the U.F.O. that hung in space above the sunset. I checked all of the shots, each one had the UFO in it.

Twenty years before when I was the staff photographer on a local newspaper, I created a flying saucer shot for the April Fools edition of the paper. I bowered one of the actual models used in the fifties cult move, "War of the Worlds." The next day an Air Force major appeared at the newspaper demanding to see the prints, a member of a UFO magazine followed him to make sure he didn't make off with those pictures. I was out, lucky me! The major looked at the prints and told my editor to tell me that I was a skilled technician, and that if I did this again, he would have me arrested, for what I don't know. This picture had the same reaction on line, a fierce debate between the believers and the skeptics. As it turned out the skeptics were right. The UFO turned out to be pigeon poop on my windshield, but the UFO believers still insist that my picture is proof positive that there are UFO's they insist that I have been brainwashed by Big Brother.

Camera:Nikon Coolpix P510 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Oct 2013 - 4:29 PM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto1
Title:U.FO. OH NO!
Username:Aldo Panzieri Aldo Panzieri
Uploaded:7 Nov 2013 - 11:50 PM
Tags:Humour / fun, Nuts
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Jocelia Plus Member 4Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 12:34 AM

Isn’t it amazing how the military panic. I should hate to think what they would do if it had been real.
Of course there is life out there. The universe it a brilliant array and building all the time.
You can tell by the writers and the producers of the sci-fi films that they are on edge….. Great shot…..WinkWinkWink

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handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 3:51 AM

Interesting shot, Aldo! and a great story.


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