Aha. And he told me there will be only coals in your sock this year. *shakes tentacle in the air*
And it’s one sound suggestion, but as you can see from the photo, the exposure was not long at all, whatever that was it was spiralling there very fast. Or it has tubular, spiral structure.
I’m very sure nothing visually matching to the anomaly was falling or floating there. I’m rather paranoid and hypersensitive person (no, seriously, ) so I’m very aware of my surroundings at all times. I would most definitely notice a piece of plastic or reflective material, and even if that wasn’t so, the original photo, unlike this horrible scan, clearly shows elongated, tubular, spiralling and semi-transparent white something. And I’d write it off if it wasn’t in the second photo too. No bug or debris would make the same effect photographed from two slightly different angles. The positions both of the anomaly and the photographer are slightly different, so it’s not convincing to think a rare effect would occur never before and never again, but only in two consecutive but differently situated photos.
It’s not film or photo paper defect either, the only die-hard sceptic thing I’d possibly allow is some debris in the development process (these are classic photos taken and developed with equipment thought to be ancient today). But no other photo came out with similar anomalies, from that film batch, or from that particular developer.
That’s why I posted both the Spirit of Winter and this little Sprite of Autumn, I haven’t found convincing explanations for them yet. I’m prone to believe these are indeed some energies that sometimes get caught in photos. How, why only in rare photos, I have absolutely no idea.
Uh, too many words. Sorry