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Greg Bishop
Pacific Ocean, southern California
07:08 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon Coolpix P510 - Tripod

Post-processing Details:

None - SOC - Not 'doctored'

Image Details:

This photo was taken 'on' the Pacific Ocean, on the deck of the Battleship USS Iowa (a Museum ship in San Pedro, California. Now that there's been some head-scratching, I'll reveal that the Pacific Ocean was part of the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles. My camera was on a tripod, and I was trying various settings, The moon was rising over containers that would be loaded aboard (or had been off-loaded from) container ships here in the harbor. The 'UFOs' are actually the very bright lighting (on high towers) in the cargo container area. Underexposure hid the containers, making this eerie scene, You can see the shimmer on the main channel surface, from the lights.