Originally Posted by Sirius Glass
Definitely a discharge of static electricity. Probably a cold dry day.
How toavoid this? Advance the film slowly on cold dry days. Not sure if it will work all the time, but it will help.
Originally Posted by Dr Croubie
Just make sure you don't share with ghost-hunting nutters, they'll take any excuse to "see" ghosts in a photo. ("look, there's orbs, they're floating spirits!". "Dude, clean your lens!")
There were two or three shots with this light shafting from the top.
(BTW... definitely NOT static, but fun nonetheless, and fits in well with the doggie picture.)
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...
Rewinding very quickly can sometimes cause a discharge, the best (worst?) one I've had was near the leader on a roll I was changing out quickly. It was pretty cool looking.