Ghost Freeways

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  1. saltface

    saltface TPF Noob!

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    Last night I was taking pictures from the top of a parking garage looking towards a freeway intersection. Just for fun I tried a 30 second shot (yes, it looks terrible) and this is what I got back today:


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    Any ideas what caused the faint lines in the sky? They look like a reflection of the ramp but they're not really in the right place. Or were people 4x4ing up South Mountain?
     
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    my guess would be reflection on a filter, were you using one?
     
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    Looks like nothing more than simple airplane exhaust to me.
     
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    Just my UV that's always been on there.

    But there were no aircraft in that area. They couldn't be that low.
     
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    ive had that a few times while using a uv filter as well.
    In a dark room against a bright window
    when i was taking pics of fireworks

    so its seems that its the really bright lights reflecting off of the filter into the camera.

    so now latley when i went to take lightning pictures id take the UV fitler off.

    and i havent had any problems yet.
     
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    its the filter-I have had this happen a few times the shape of your reflection is the shape of the high way so I would say it is the reflection-I take mine off at night now
     
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    You're definitely right, I was just surprised at where it was located.
     
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    I'm curious as to what brand and model of filters you guys are using?

    I almost always have a filter attached, have taken plenty of long exposures at night but have never had any problems with reflections on the filter.
     
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    It's a Hoya, I don't have it with me and I never look at it, but I can get the model tomorrow. This is the first time I've encountered this.
     
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    Thank you, it would be great if you could come back with the model, I'm most curious.
     
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    Oops, that one was actually a Vivitar (I have some other lenses with Hoyas). I don't see a model on it anywhere.
     
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    Thanks for checking saltface.
     

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