Frequencies of Adventure in New Zealand

Interdimensional Photography by Ginette Van Praag


Unidentified Flying Subjects (UFS)

When I took the ‘peekaboo’ shot I was conscious of seeing smoke through the viewfinder, so in the time it took for me to see the ‘smoke’ and take the shot was the time it took for the subject’s form to manifest to what you can see in the photo. That would be 1/60 second – pretty fast.

In the 28 September shots, the shutter speed was 1/60 second also…

Thoughts on Scale

‘peekaboo’ 8 May 201

When I take photographs I now use the Nikon D3300 DSLR with original lens kit (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens; a standard zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm).

I don’t yet have a telephoto lens for zooming, so it’s quite difficult to judge scale. One way is to observe orbs / beings that are behind objects such as this image  – that’s rooftop guttering on the right  hand side.

Shot Stats for ‘peekaboo’

You will see in many of the sky photos the rooftop – this can be seen to be a physical reference point for the objects photographed and affords some idea of scale as well as context.

How Big are Moon Orbs?

What about the photos of orbs / objects that are seemingly close to the moon, or even appear to be coming directly from the moon?  How big are these really? I guess a useful comparison would be an airplane  – how big would it appear if photographed with the moon as the reference point?

If we use this as the model, then let’s have a look at some of the pictures I think are worth considering in this respect..

Would it be reasonable to assume that these orbs and objects are HUGE????

Another useful reference point for figuring scale is focus.


If objects in the foreground are in focus whilst the moon in the background is out of focus, that suggests that the bird is closer to the camera. In the same way that if the foreground is blurred, but the background is in focus, the object is further away – this is depth of field, right?

If both objects are in focus does that mean they are in the same depth of field? Does this equate in measuring distance? Would both objects be the same distance from the camera?

In 28 September 2017, 9:23pm. First image taken in my garden. Startled me as it was right in my face!

To illustrate, the camera was focused on the moon when the subject appeared right in my face!  Hence the subject is blurred (out of focus) and the moon, which you can directly see, is in focus.