heres the pic D50/18-55 kit lens. f5.6, 1.6sec. shot in RAW. auto wb. here's the spots above the courthouse. my guess is those were caused by the lights on the bridge that were to my right. I didn't have a lens hood at the time. here's the other 2 spots that are completely different. they all have the same shape. guy at my shop said he's never seen these kind of spots before. any ideas? thanx.