UFO Sighting in Swansea, Wales on 2016-11-22 10:08:00 - Did not observe. just an unusual feature in camera raw file. maybe a bird/insect in flight.
I am a serious amateur photographer with a degree in photojournalism. my background is photography and the armed forces, so i have professional experience in observing distant objects. i must emphasise that i did not see the object in person. i was out taking photographs on the morning of the 22nd of november 2016. it was a nice morning, the weather was normal for this time of the year at the location. at 10.09.47 i took the attached raw file using my sony a7r with a shutter speed of 1/15 of a second at f9.5 at iso 50 with the camera firmly set down on my tripod. i took the image, two different versions, one shot with a person passing through at 10.08.56, one without at 10.09.47. the first image has nothing odd at the location of the unusual looking object of note(i have studied the raw) only upon studying the images in post using lightroom did i notice the object/flaw/bird/aberration. i am a very open minded person but always think 100% logically so under these circumstances(unless someone tells me otherwise)would consider this to be a bird/insect flying past or rubbish blowing. i would always opt for the choice that can be confirmed with evidence. i have attached a copy of the unedited raw file. a copy of the same file with the curves slider pushed to enhance the shape of the object. and a crop of the curves slider pushed image to direct your eyes and to be able to quickly look at the object magnified. i am of course sure that you will tell me its probably be a bird, but wanting a second opinion, i have sent it in to you guys to take a look anyway. lee coates.
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