Dear Teachers and Friends.
Yes, I am 65 Years Old , but Young at Heart, Yes, I use my first 120 mm, and 35 mm. Cameras since I was 12 years old, And Now I have 4 DSLR/ Canon Cameras and The most " L" Lenses and many Canon Regular Lenses that most of Photographers Dream of. Yes, I take the Photos as Hobby around the World and so many place in USA. Yes, More than 10,000 Photos each years.
Sorry, I have to tell you, My Teachers and my dear Friends in CR. like that----Because, I will tell you, The Truth in My Life that make me CRY---The Tear wet all my face= Two times in 2000, and 2002---When I see my photos that I took.
Yes, I brough my first Semi-DSLR-TLL in 1999, Olympus C 2500L 2.5 MP , The Cost include the External Flash and Accessories = More than 2000 US Dollars---And One of the Best for Consumer like me, Not The Real PRO.
Yes, I , In my Life, Never think or believes about Spirit, Goast---Because I am Scientist in my Heart----UNTIL the year of 2000, I went to shoot the Funeral of my dear Friend's Father with my Olympus C2500L, During the Family Carry the casket , And three photos that I took, have the 1 medium spot round shape light floating on the top of casket----But I did not see in the view finder, and no artificial light around there, or the sun in that day---Under the shade of the Canopy/ Roof---Yes, When I print the Photos for them Next day, I see the Light that floating on the casket on the prints---I just cry, Because the Light ( may be the reflection of some light that I do not know) that make me think that , Our Human's Spirit still in this world, Yes, After I Give the Photos to all my friend's relative, They cry too, But The Happy Cry that---May be some thing real in our Life in the religion.
Yes, I swear to all gods in this world , that--I do not do post processing and do not add any flare of light---If I Do, My I drop dead tomorrow.
Same thing that Happend to my Photos at My Dear Mom's Funeral in 2002 too----And I swear to Gods/ Buddha that , I never do Post Processing by any means, to add any thing/ special Effect such as Lens Flare to my dear mom's Funeral Photos ( If I do that, May I drop dead to day.)-----Yes, During My Mom's Funeral, The Second day, When We collect the Ash, I took 4-5 Photos of this Funeral Ceremony, After I shot, I see in the LCD of the Olympus C 2500 L, And See the Light / Round shape Light Floating on top of the Table that have my Dear Mom's Ash spread as small human's shape ( That Thai Style Funeral-To remind us the Human life are not Mortal).
Yes, I just Yell out loud, When I see the Floating Light on the LCD.---And Cry, All of my Relative com to hug me( They Think that I miss my dear Mom), And I show them the Photos on 1 X 1.5 inches LCD that show the Floating Light on top of my dear Mom's Ash.------No, I am very proud my self that, I am a above average Photographer, and not crazy to shoot the photos that have the light shine directed to me---Except when I want to soot the Sun Rise, or Sun set scenery.
Yes, Only two time in my 65 Years of My Life that happens to me, And Let me think , There are some thing that I do not know about the Human's Spirit---Or my photographic mistake that might create that Floating Light by the Accident flare from the light source that I do not see.
Yes, The Question are :
1) Am I crazy that I think of the human's spirit are real , From the Photographic/ Light Flare--The Real Flare from Light source around.
2) I already know that Not many American Photographers shoot the Funeral ceremony---But, Do you have this kind of experience before ?
3) Yes, I and My relatives are Crazy to think that, My Mom's spirit come to say Good bye to us, before her long journey to some where----Yes May be the Reflecting Light/ Light Flare by the Natural----But Its Happens to my Photography just two times in my life.
YES, I BURN THESE PHOTOS on CD-disk, and store in my Photos Recorded fire proof Vault Box, and did not see these photos again after 2002.
No, I never ask any one openion before, after 2002---But , Just To day, I must ask my friends and all of my teachers in This Great Canon Rumors POST, Because , I trust you, and Trust your Openions.
YES, I swear to all Gods , My Lord Buddha and my pass a way dear Mom and dear Dad, that I tell you all the truth that happend to me---And I cry, Because The Photos of the Floating Light against my logic , and let me think about the religions.
Thanks for listen to my crazy thinking---But After write in this Post, Make me release and very happy that I can get some crazy question off my chest.
Have a great Weekend.
PS, Sorry, I never post the Funeral Photos for public to see, Just for the Relatives, Only.