Green Ray From the Sun - Any Clue What Caused This?

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  1. hupjack

    hupjack TPF Noob!

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    Both Photos were taken with my iPhone 3Gs, so I suppose ya'all might say that was the problem right there.. but I'm curious what caused this green line..


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    Taken in San Diego walking along the beach... Huge green spike emanating down from sun.. Is this similar to the "green flash" I've head so much about at sunset?

    something to do with the electromagnetic spectrum?
    something to do with charged coupled devices in my iPhone?

    just a spec of something b/n the sun and my camera lens?
     
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    camera broken buy new
     
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    It's one of those strings you find on cellophane that you pull to open the package?
     
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    You're lucky that the alien green laser beam missed you ...
     
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    I was thinking the same thing UFO or Dr Evil "Las-Urr" LOL

    Cell phones suck for pictures color's are never right, they have this severe pixelation at time among other odd effects the only thing
    they are good at is for taking a quick snapshop of something "license plate, quick self portrait or group pic" not HQ at all
     
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    It happens on some sensors when there is a strong light source at the edge.
     
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    I did consider the possibility that an alien might have landed, and that I may also have had something implanted in me.. but I quickly dismissed such things :)

    the last comment about the sensor when there's a strong light source seems the closest to a serious response.. I'd say the sun is a pretty strong light source!

    I really was curious about the phenomenon and if anybody has seen this.. I assure you there was no cellophane string..

    note the green is MUCH more pronounced in one shot than in the other, though it emanates from the same place in the sun..

    Maybe I should be posting to a physics / astronomy / sci fi group instead of photo pros..

    come on guys.. I challenge you to get technical!
     
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    looks like I'm not the only one to have experienced this by a long shot!
    And it happens on cameras that are a we bit pricier than my iPhone.

    usayit, do you have any public links to any similar shots with this green line?

    I tried to check out the images at l-camera, but since I don't have a login over there, no dice!

    Certainly Sounds like a plausible description.. scientific enough for me :)

     
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    The phone is running low on film....lol
     
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    There not that many as most are posted on the forums themselves... I haven't seen the problem since mine was "corrected". I trashed the few frames I had.

    Examples that are not mine:

    Bright over exposure on the right bottom:

    http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/sepiareverb/greenlinewith.jpg

    Frame the photographer took moments later that doesn't exhibit the effect:

    http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/sepiareverb/greenlinewithout.jpg
     
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    Jules Verne wrote a book about this...
     

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