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Bradford Martin

1 Year Ago

Lens Flares At The Cemetery

Reshoot another day or live with the lens flares?
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Roy Erickson

1 Year Ago

"I" think the lens flare works in this image - but nothing wrong with going back - then you can compare. But this is like a light coming down from above - sort of a "blessing".

 

Janine Riley

1 Year Ago

IDK Bradford...... just might make it a little more interesting.
Doo do doo do.....

 

What Roy says about light from above. Actually it looks like the light beam is some sort of laser cutting device, and it is carving the front of the stone, especially in the top image. However, you might be able to reduce the flare almost to the point of invisibility in photoshop

 

Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

Brad,Brad!!!

How did this happen!!!??? What I learned from shooting large format,mostly, which don't come with lens hoods for the lenses, is always be aware of the sun's angle and wear big hats!!! I always use my hat/cap to shield the sun. Just look through the viewfinder and you'll see it there and then it's not there. Of course, over the years, I've got some good photos of my hat!

If you can do this in Photoshop, then good, but I think it's would be easier to reshoot,
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JC Findley

1 Year Ago

Images with noise and lens flair never sell, really, "trust me" on this ;o)

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JC Findley

1 Year Ago

Oh, as a famous stock guy, it might help to think in terms of art where technical "mistakes" can actually work well at times.

(I think it does here BTW)

 

Louise Reeves

1 Year Ago

I agree with JC, it works for this and I wouldn't remove it

 

Sonja Quintero

1 Year Ago

yeah, what everyone else said! I like it too :)

 

Louise Reeves

1 Year Ago

Most times we would toss a photo that got lens flare or sun spots, but in yours and in the image below, we can use that "mistake" to our advantage.

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I'm a big fan of lens flare, in most cases, and am not above digitally creating it when I don't capture it naturally.

Keep it! :-)

 

Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

I'm also not a big fan of lens flare but in this case it almost works. Maybe creatively expand it in Photoshop to enhance the effect.

 

Chaline Ouellet

1 Year Ago

It works!

 

Bradford Martin

1 Year Ago

I'll go back later in the year when the light will be different. I visit that cemetery a few times a year. I just added this little memorial section to my shoot list. I often go back to the same places graves and see how it works in different light. I didn't see the lens flare at first. The morning sun broke through the clouds and I was not looking carefully in the viewfinder as I was low to the ground. I got up and "chimped" and saw the beam of light had landed perfectly on the stone. So I shot some more instead of using my hat as a shade as Rich suggested. The afternoon sun will give a new take on it but I will wait until Fall when the sun is lower in the sky at the 5:00 closing hour. I do like the photos that JC and Louise posted. Nice psychedelic effect on the VW.
Thanks for looking and show me some more flares that seem to fit.

 

Louise Reeves

1 Year Ago

It's not a VW-it's a modified hot rod. But thanks :D

 

Dan Turner

1 Year Ago

They rebuilt the entire Star Trek movie franchise on lens flare. Keep it in.

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Gunter Nezhoda

1 Year Ago

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Louise Reeves

1 Year Ago

I try not to use a fake flare as it looks...well, fake. Some things just can not be successfully mimicked.

 

Gunter Nezhoda

1 Year Ago

Exactly!

 

Lori Lovetere

1 Year Ago

I Love it!! Adds something heavenly to the image. Just my thoughts. :) L

 

Brian Wallace

1 Year Ago

I would not throw it away, but I would still (given the opportunity), get more shots of the subject. We usually can do better the more we try and depending on conditions, and composition, get many "different" and interesting "takes" of a subject. When all is said and done, select the best of the bunch and if they're different enough from each other but still worthy, select more than one if you so desire.

Sometimes you get a "happy accident", but more times then not, you get a "happy idea" from an accident. Then you can re-shoot the subject with the new idea in mind and have better control over the outcome. If the idea is good but you can't get back to re-shoot the subject, don't reject the idea of simulating the "effect" through processing. You still have the option to select or not depending on results.

Most inventions happen accidentally, and most good inventions are simply improvements on the original idea. - Brian Wallace

 

Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

This maybe the only one I have with any lens flare,which I like in this image, should have created more!

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Lynn Palmer

1 Year Ago

I kind of like the flare but to me it looks more like a bolt of lightning rather than the warm glow of heavenly light.

 

Rich Franco

1 Year Ago

try this again!

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Didn't show up on my screen, just a box and an "x"

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Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

I love it. Genuine optical effects can be far better than Photoshopped imitations.
This is an obvious big seller, and you only need to identify correctly the rare paranormal phenomenon you have fortuitously photographed!

Obviously, it's not an orb, nor a rod, nor an aura, nor a black monolith, nor an alien, nor eldritch energy. It's not specular enough for fairy dust. It doesn't look like most of the transdimensional beings or shadow people that I have (not) seen. It is visually similar to an alien UFO's tractor beam, perhaps... It could be divine radiant glory, perhaps, as someone suggested already. If you can't come up with the right terminology, then be creative, and make it up! You can be the first, and go viral! (Seriously, consider these keyword ideas!) Listening to old Art Bell Shows could supply endless hilarity and potentially profitable proliferation of keywords.
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John Crothers

1 Year Ago

never mind

 

Bradford Martin

1 Year Ago

I was just going to put lens flare in the description. "Ray of light was due to sunlight striking lens and was serendipitous." Gregory, nice blue moon!


 

My work is all about 'fake'. I often make an effort to make it look even more fake - I rarely chase realism. ;-)

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Gregory Scott

1 Year Ago

You are one of the best fakers here, Wendy, perhaps because you don't slavishly attempt to simulate realism. Ms. Liberty looks a little grim. Maybe she's PO'd about recent news we cannot really discuss much.

 

Thanks, Gregory, there is solid truth in fakery . . . somewhere! :-)

The goddess is grim, indeed, with a face only a mother could love. I won't be at all surprised when she decides to smite all of Texas with a single blow!

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