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Same Sunset, Two Views

Post by minniev » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:22 pm

I haver never been a big fan of lens flare as a creative item, but our trip to Monhegan encouraged us to experiment with many new techniques. So here's the same sunset, one with the flare and one without, only a few minutes apart. What do you think?
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:03 am

I prefer the un-flare....nothing to view other than the flare in the flared version...

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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:46 pm

yep - am with the both of you..

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Post by minniev » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:53 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:46 pm
yep - am with the both of you..
Thanks for weighing in.

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Post by davechinn » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:08 pm

For a long lime lens flare wasn't my thing and I could not understand why some intentionally capture a scene for lens flare. However, I have somewhat adapted my ways and rather like some flare in some scenes. It all depends on the subject matter and how it's composed. To me the one you have posted falls in the borderline of acceptance for me. Although, I really do admire your first one.
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Post by minniev » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:38 pm

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Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:08 pm
For a long lime lens flare wasn't my thing and I could not understand why some intentionally capture a scene for lens flare. However, I have somewhat adapted my ways and rather like some flare in some scenes. It all depends on the subject matter and how it's composed. To me the one you have posted falls in the borderline of acceptance for me. Although, I really do admire your first one.
I don't necessarily mean to make flare a part of my usual routine, but one thing that an adventure like Monhegan offers is the encouragement and freedom to pursue things we wouldn't normally try. That's part of its intrigue for me. It is limited. You can't just jump in your car and go look for new locations. You have numerous attractions but being there means you tend to explore those attractions in many different ways.
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Post by davechinn » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:16 pm

minniev wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:38 pm
davechinn wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:08 pm
For a long lime lens flare wasn't my thing and I could not understand why some intentionally capture a scene for lens flare. However, I have somewhat adapted my ways and rather like some flare in some scenes. It all depends on the subject matter and how it's composed. To me the one you have posted falls in the borderline of acceptance for me. Although, I really do admire your first one.
I don't necessarily mean to make flare a part of my usual routine, but one thing that an adventure like Monhegan offers is the encouragement and freedom to pursue things we wouldn't normally try. That's part of its intrigue for me. It is limited. You can't just jump in your car and go look for new locations. You have numerous attractions but being there means you tend to explore those attractions in many different ways.

Absolutely agree Minnie. One can only take so many lighthouse, bay & boat photos before we say "enough is enough". Then it's time to step out of the comfort zone and think outside the box to come up with something more creative. I struggle with that at times, but you seem to work it in fairly well. Lens flare really isn't an issue, but I find the ones with me are done by accident. Although, there is nothing wrong with experimenting with them. Maybe I should experiment more?
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Post by minniev » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:24 am

Experimentation is the only door we have to discovery.
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