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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:37 am    Post subject: Bring forth the wonder that is flare! Reply with quote

Flare seems to be an unwanted, cast aside nuisance in photography.
I think it can be beautiful!!
Flare it up Photo wizards.

Rokkor 55mm 1.8



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problems with flare and refractive artifacts is that I consider these to be reasons for discarding a photo, so they don't usually make it onto any sort of permanent digital archive. But I did find one.

I recall this trip to the ocean -- geez, it's been 10 years ago now -- and when I got the photos back, I discovered that quite a few had lens artifacts in them. Some of these refractive phenomena had very interesting shapes, but most of them I did not digitize -- or if I did, they're on a computer or a hard drive I don't have access to. Anyway, I have only one photo that shows some of these artifacts, two to be precise. They're not all that obvious, but if you look for them, you'll find them.



PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


'Pen-F' Zuiko 1.5/60 on NEX5n


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


'Pen-F' 1.4/40, NEX5n


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

October morning, 2013






Steve


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
The problems with flare and refractive artifacts is that I consider these to be reasons for discarding a photo, so they don't usually make it onto any sort of permanent digital archive. But I did find one.

I recall this trip to the ocean -- geez, it's been 10 years ago now -- and when I got the photos back, I discovered that quite a few had lens artifacts in them. Some of these refractive phenomena had very interesting shapes, but most of them I did not digitize -- or if I did, they're on a computer or a hard drive I don't have access to. Anyway, I have only one photo that shows some of these artifacts, two to be precise. They're not all that obvious, but if you look for them, you'll find them.



even with artifacts this picture is very nice Smile


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:




love this one too


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMDBill wrote:

even with artifacts this picture is very nice Smile


Thanks, and I agree. These pics were taken from a cliff overlooking a beach just north of Ft. Bragg, California. One of the nicest places I ever visited for sunsets.

Film was pretty ordinary -- just Kodak 200 shot at box speed. Camera was an EOS Elan IIe and lenses were the EF 70-210/4 and Tamron 24-70 Aspherical. This shot was taken with the Tamron 24-70.


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go...











PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also don't tend to bother keeping images with lots of flare. The two worst offenders I've used are the Tamron SP 35-80mm f2.8-3.8 and the Tamron SP 24-48mm f3.5-3.8 which create lots of bright blue flares across most of the image if provoked.

These are two that I've kept. This one is off an ancient nikkor-N.C auto 24mm f2.8.
Flare by --Kei--, on Flickr

This one is off a Tamron SP 17mm f3.5.
IMG_6841 by --Kei--, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vivitar 35-105mm 3.5 has a lot of it hehe:



PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kuuan wrote:

'Pen-F' 1.4/40, NEX5n


Beautiful Andreas!!


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES!!
Love these!!


PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMDBill wrote:
Lightshow wrote:




love this one too

Thanks, I took a few shots trying to place the flare in a flattering location, and have it look good.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chinon 55mm/1.7:

232_NEX5_0003_5469 by Miran Amon, on Flickr

CZJ Flektogon 35mm/2.8:

NEX5_0002_7005 by Miran Amon, on Flickr

Minolta MD 45mm/2.0:

NEX5_0003_5217 by Miran Amon, on Flickr

Smena 8M:

Smena8M_0005_21 by Miran Amon, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Wirgin Edixar 85mm/1.9


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blotafton wrote:
Vivitar 35-105mm 3.5 has a lot of it hehe:



the flare is horrible but in this shot it became a part of the photo, wonderful Twisted Evil


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for waht is worth...



Mir-1b 37mm f2.8 on Sony A6000


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good flare is a joy for life Smile





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAo2 majestic shot!


PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1
Majestic! Smile