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What the Heck?!

By SlowSong
I'm only posting this because I'm not sure what happened when I took this photo. I was concentrating on the lads cleaning out stuff in an alley, when someone walked into the shot. What I'm puzzled about is why the intruder came out as white. It's never happened before, and usually people are just a bit fuzzy as they move across the shot. This isn't manipulated except for basic levels.
Any ideas anyone?

Tags: Street photography London Candid Puzzle Portraits and people Charing Cross Road

Voters: leo_nid, cats_123, DaveRyder and 28 more

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31 Jul 2019 9:33AM
A time traveler stepping into the frame... Time travel is such a magic concept, you know..
p.s. it's the most scientific explanation i have at the moment

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
31 Jul 2019 9:38AM
Spooky 😁😁
DaveRyder Plus
5 3.3k 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 9:54AM
Nice result Chris, even if not planned.
Looks like some light source lite the figure well above the exposure for the general street area.
The exif suggests not a well lite street.

Nice result even if not fully planned.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 10:06AM
I'll go with Leo's explanation, it looks as probable as anything else...
frenchie44 13 341 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 10:22AM
wow! what a most unusual picture, My first thoughts were that it was an advertising cardboard cut out, then I read you note.
31 Jul 2019 10:48AM
Wow. Some spirit from the future or past I guess.
31 Jul 2019 10:51AM
The ghost of alley cleaners past!
31 Jul 2019 10:51AM
Nice result! I have never seen anything like it Smile

mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
31 Jul 2019 11:20AM
A ghost walk? I think probably over-exposure? Good end result making an interesting point for discussion!
KingBee Plus
13 532 2 Scotland
31 Jul 2019 11:20AM
Even if you're flash had fired off accidentally I can't see it producing anything like this. A mystery, indeed.

franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 11:55AM
Most weird, Chris.Smile
SlowSong Plus
11 8.2k 30 England
31 Jul 2019 12:41PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. The day was very contrasty, but I think I was standing in shade taking this picture of the alley which was also shady. The camera must have taken a strange reading. I think Dave's is probably the more likely explanation, although I am taken with time travel. Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
31 Jul 2019 12:56PM
It's a ghost, Chris! 😬 A great shot, even if not planned 👍
Trev 😀
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 156 England
31 Jul 2019 1:25PM
Are you sure she was really there, not your camera picking up the paranormal!🤔🙃😱😱
31 Jul 2019 1:36PM
31 Jul 2019 2:32PM
an opportunity to realize the multitude of entities that surround us
and which we do not usually perceive
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 4:33PM
Time warp Chris. Looking at the water on the floor it's obviously last years snowman slowly melting.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
31 Jul 2019 7:57PM
Love Peter's idea!
I have to agree with all of the above

Perhaps a reshoot in the same area just to see if it happens again


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