Occurred: 2004-02-21 22:05:00 Local
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: unknown
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2004-03-10 22:45:14 Pacific
Posted: 2004-03-17 00:00:00

The clouded parts of the sky on that day had some weird shaped circular or oval.

Hi Brian, I was out on an errand yesterday afternoon. The sky in Portland was clear and dry except for the jet trails overhead which had obscured parts of the clear blue with some agglomerating cloud cover.

I hardly go anywhere without a digital camera these days. I snapped lots of sky pictures as aircraft trails intrigue me, especially on a rare otherwise clear day.

Several pictures were quite interesting. The one attached here had a plane approaching passing to my right which I remember seeing, and a green spot, possibly a lens flare, which I don't remember seeing. So I decided to look a bit closer at it to discover what may have caused the green spot. Also, this picture is under exposed to highlight the sky details, a trick I learned a while back.

The clouded parts of the sky on that day had some weird shaped circular or oval tracers cut into them, some quite clear which I have other pictures of from 2-20-2004. This intrigued me further to see what I could learn about the green spot. After all, it's not every day you are dealt a green spot in a photo (or maybe it is, you decide).

I made a copy of it (-2) and cropped out an area, because in the original image I thought I saw what could be a circular or oval tracer near the green spot.

I then solarized a copy (-3) and you can plainly see the green spot (now turned magenta) appears to be leaving some kind of trail "behind" itself, coming off of a circular tracer. If you look closer, it appears there may be even more objects and circular tracers. Maybe, maybe not. They may just be artifacts of the enhancement program.

There appear to be in close proximity two other similar, or the same, objects flanking the circular tracer. Of course, that is my guess, and they may just be spots in the clouds. Or maybe not. The green spot is making me think "adolescent showing off to its buddies" for some reason. I mean, what with impending springtime and all.

The spot in the upper left is the sun illuminated cloud cover.

Just thought I would brighten your day a wee bit. I am a novice at this and don't know how to get more out of this photo. Maybe you can, or know someone who can.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Phone 1 250 845 2189 email: hbccufo@telus.net Website: http://www.hbccufo.com


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