McG1967
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Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:02 am

Is lens flare in night shots acceptable?
 
aero145
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RE: Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:09 am

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
 
eddl
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RE: Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:25 am

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

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RE: Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:46 am

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.
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RE: Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:25 am

Is this lens flare?


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RE: Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:21 pm

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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aero145
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RE: Lens Flare

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:51 pm

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
 
McG1967
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RE: Lens Flare

Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:13 am

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?
 
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RE: Lens Flare

Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:45 am

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.
 
aero145
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RE: Lens Flare

Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:22 am

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...
 
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RE: Lens Flare

Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:34 am

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
 
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RE: Lens Flare

Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:30 pm

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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