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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

LINDSAY SELBY: Did we photograph Nessie?

My daughter was visiting and we were going through some old photos.

One set was from a visit to Loch Ness in 2002 which was our last holiday together, hard to believe how many years that is now. We noticed in the corner of this one what looks like a black hump. I suspect it is a rock or something as we can't remember exactly where it was taken from.

Still interesting all the same :-)

It shows how things can show up on photographs later you didn't realise you had caught on camera


Dale Drinnon said...

It looks really large, unless I'm not figuring the scale and distance right: it looks to me like a classic "Upturned boat"

Very odd that you missed it if that is the size it was, it must have been sitting very still.

Best Wishes, Dale D.

Tabitca said...

Hi Dale (waves)
I didn't take the photo, my daughter did and I hadn't seen it before until she brought with some others when she came to visit.I had asked her for some photos of Whitby and she brought the Loch Ness ones as well.
As for it sitting very still.....I suspect it was a rock and not prone to move much lol. Unless someone else appears who says they saw Nessie in 2002 around the same time(I would have to check dates with daughter) , I think we can assume it is an inanimate object. But it illustrates how you can take a photo and not realise what you may have photographed.

Dale Drinnon said...

Hi again (waves back)
The thing about rocks at Loch Ness is (as you surely must know), the sides of the Loch are very steep. One should not be seeing so large a rock so far out in the Loch, it seems wrong somehow to me.

But then you've been there and I haven't. At least it isn't either a shadow or a wave in the water.

Cheers and say hi to your daughter for me, too.
Best Wishes, Dale D.