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User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 511 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Is lens flare in night shots acceptable?

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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Quoting McG1967 (Thread starter):
Is lens flare in night shots acceptable?

I just think it depends how much flare there is. AFAIK I've got a photo accepted with minor flare, but I've got rejected photos with major flare.

Could we maybe see the photo? Big grin


User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I'd say NO ... but let's see the picture!

Phil / EDDL


User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

I think most lens flare that we experience is from light bouncing off of the UV filter and the lens' actual glass. The best way to reduce that is to remove the UV filter.

Whenever shooting sunsets or night photos, I always remove it. Just make sure that you store it in a case or something protective while not on the lens, and be sure to wipe down the lens with a cloth before putting the UV filter back on when done.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Is this lens flare?


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User currently offlineJogales From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I think you'd be better off concentrating on getting your own photos accepted instead of challenging whether or not other people's photos should have been accepted. Just my  twocents 


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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Quoting Jogales (Reply 5):
I think you'd be better off concentrating on getting your own photos accepted instead of challenging whether or not other people's photos should have been accepted.

I don't think Nicolas was wondering that the photo shouldn't be accepted, I think he didn't know what lens flare looked like and asked us if it's that which is seen on the photo.

Answering you Niky, I am 99% that this is what people call lens flare, it's a little different from my flares, but IMO it is lens flare(s) that can be seen on the photo.

Nice photo at least.  Smile


User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 511 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

Photo 1 - B737-800

http://www.pbase.com/tremblers/image/67726321.jpg

The lens flare is visible just above the jetway.

Photo 2 - B767-300

http://www.pbase.com/tremblers/image/67726323.jpg

The lens flare is pretty obvious in this one.

Photo 3 - F100

http://www.pbase.com/tremblers/image/67726322.jpg

Would I get a motive for the fixed power unit blocking the nose wheel?


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11349 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 7):
Photo 1 - B737-800

I'd just clone it out like a dustspot. Problem is, the rest of the shot is pretty blurry.

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 7):
Photo 2 - B767-300

Yeah, that one's pretty bad. Definite motive rejection.

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 7):
Photo 3 - F100

Unfortunately, yes. The thing blocking the wheel really hurts this shot.



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 7):
Photo 2 - B767-300

http://www.pbase.com/tremblers/image/67726323.jpg

The lens flare is pretty obvious in this one.

Did you use a lens hood on this one? If not, I really suggest you to do so. If you did use a lens hood, I am confused, as I cannot see the light source...


User currently offlineMcG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 511 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Hi David,

IIRC I did not use the lens hood for that shot. The light source was a lighting pylon off to the side of the aircraft nose that was out of shot. As these were my first attempts at night shooting, I'm using it as a learning tool. I've tried 2 different Raw conversions on the shots - the 737 and F100 have had the White Balance adjusted for Tungsten lighting. The 767 has had a custom White Balance setting of 0 applied to remove the orange cast of airport lighting. Which one works best.

Thanks

Mark


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2502 times:

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 10):
IIRC I did not use the lens hood for that shot. The light source was a lighting pylon off to the side of the aircraft nose that was out of shot.

I think that explains the flare. I always use hoods, especially when there's lighting coming on the sides or in front of the lens.

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 10):
the 737 and F100 have had the White Balance adjusted for Tungsten lighting.

They look very yellow.

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 10):
The 767 has had a custom White Balance setting of 0 applied to remove the orange cast of airport lighting.

The white balance of the 767 is super. I'm always having problems with yellow cast when taking photos on time (fx. 10s).

I think the 737 is alright... I think a screener could tell you if the flare may be cloned or just leaved there.


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