Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I think I'm quite a rational guy, but I think I've discovered two Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) while taking pictures of Sarah this afternoon at the park.

These pictures were not edited in anyway except resizing them to 1024. Click the pictures to enlarge and look at the sky: (these pictures are a "burst" series, taken at 3 frames per second at 1/400 speed).

Look at the sky - except for clouds there are nothing else.

Look at the top left corner - there is a black sphere.

Top right - a white sphere. There is a black sphere to it's lower left.

Top right- The white sphere is now lower in the frame.

White sphere in top right.

The sphere(s) has disappeared.

100% crop of the white and black spheres.

The white sphere by itself.

alternate explanations welcomed.

Again, these photos were not manipulated, just resized to 1024. The speed at which these pictures were taken are really fast - less than 2 seconds for the whole set as I set the camera in "burst" mode at 3 frames per second. Each photo was taken at 1/400 seconds. In less than two seconds the objects "flew" in an arc across the frame - a huge distance of travel in real life. They are very fast!

Friday, June 22, 2007

... oh yes ... and Photoshop helps

Dyanna asked me in a comment in one of the posts below on how some of the pictures on the blog looks "clear and sharp" (according to her). I've mentioned a few tips, but there was one obvious tip I forgot to add ...

(read the title)

yup, Photoshop or Picasa2 helps a lot. I don't really Photoshop all my pictures displayed on the blog - but I do Photoshop most of them. Above is an example, compare it to the non-Photoshopped in the post below. The above picture would go to my Fotopages, I think.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Windy evening at Longford Park

Apologies again for neglecting the blog. Lately in the UK, the weather has been extremely schizophrenic - windy, stormy and rainy at times and sunny at others. Last year during the same months, the weather had already reflected the summer season with hot days just inviting for outdoor barbecues and activities.

It's a big disappointment that we are trapped indoors by the moody weather. Sometimes literally! Last week it was raining so hard that they had closed a motorway due to floods and I was forced to stay at the hospital until 8pm. A friend lost a car she had bought only 5 days prior to the floods, brand new. She is currently awaiting to hear from her insurance company but word is, she may not get any compensation as flooding is considered an "act of god". (They get religious when it suits them, don't they?)

Anyway, we were relieved that yesterday evening, there was a short break to the rain & wind. We took the opportunity to take Amar & Sarah out to stretch their legs (and minds). Longford park was our sanctuary and the following are our pictures:

Monday, June 18, 2007

A Stroll Around Coventry University

It's ironic that towards the end of our stay in Coventry, we keep discovering new and interesting places that we wished we knew about much earlier. The following pictures were taken of one of the many buildings of Coventry University located near but not quite in, the city centre.