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May 01, 2014 13:21 |  #1

I added the lens glare in post. Do you think it distracts or adds? Any thoughts on the composition?

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May 01, 2014 13:23 |  #2

i like it,but I'm biased as i love adding flares haha


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May 01, 2014 13:31 |  #3

I like it, makes the photo seem more mysterious... and have more depth. But a purest would probably disagree.




  
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May 01, 2014 20:36 |  #4

I think without the flare the bottom section of the photo would feel empty--the flowers just aren't contrasting enough with their background to read as the subject.



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May 01, 2014 21:07 as a reply to  @ Christopher Steven b's post |  #5

Shots in the woods like that are tough anyway. It's hard to create a real sense of depth, your frame tends to be cluttered, lighting sucks, etc etc. What you've done here is added interest to an otherwise difficult shot in the woods. i like it.




  
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May 01, 2014 21:39 |  #6

Got any shots down closer to the Bluebells?


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May 02, 2014 00:30 |  #7

Bristol_James wrote in post #16875207 (external link)
I added the lens glare in post. Do you think it distracts or adds? Any thoughts on the composition?

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Well, I don't like it, but I can't say if it adds or takes away from the image without seeing a point of comparison. Try showing the "before" picture so that I can see it both ways.




  
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May 02, 2014 09:59 |  #8

There is a saying "You can't polish a turd". Adding lens flare isn't doing anything. It probably makes it worse.

Your title is bluebells but you can hardly tell what the flowers are.


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May 02, 2014 10:32 |  #9

Numenorean wrote in post #16877125 (external link)
There is a saying "You can't polish a turd". Adding lens flare isn't doing anything. It probably makes it worse.

Your title is bluebells but you can hardly tell what the flowers are.

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May 02, 2014 10:51 |  #10

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16876203 (external link)
Got any shots down closer to the Bluebells?

Not that I was particularly happy with. Was rushing as was with my girlfriend - lesson learnt for next time.

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Well, I don't like it, but I can't say if it adds or takes away from the image without seeing a point of comparison. Try showing the "before" picture so that I can see it both ways.

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There is a saying "You can't polish a turd". Adding lens flare isn't doing anything.

That cuts to the heart ;) I had hoped the image had some redeeming features that were worth recovering.



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May 02, 2014 22:48 |  #11

Not that I was particularly happy with. Was rushing as was with my girlfriend - lesson learnt for next time.

I was thinking of a shot like #1, but shot from ground level. Sorry if I confused you.


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May 03, 2014 11:25 |  #12

I think the flare itself is nice but not feeling the color choice. It looks too unnatural.


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May 03, 2014 16:32 |  #13

omg ..that flare is obnoxious (lol) compared to the SOOC shot.

Not sure how big the original is..but I would try a crop.

I upped the saturation +21 and lowered the Hue -12 , a crop and a small bit of clarify but the file is small so it over does the clarify but I think it would be good on the large file.
the first is with clarify the second without.

You may even want to crop at the base of the trees cutting the trunks out all the way, so the line of tree stumps are not lining the top area. I just wasn't sure how large a file you have to play with.


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May 03, 2014 21:35 |  #14

To me, lens flare is an error/imperfection in a photograph and here is no different. Including the sun in this photo does not add to the image, only makes the camera fight the light and fighting light is rarely good in a photo. And your bluebells turned out purple. Check your white balance/tint/hue adjustments.




  
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May 05, 2014 20:56 |  #15

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #16880247 (external link)
To me, lens flare is an error/imperfection in a photograph and here is no different. Including the sun in this photo does not add to the image, only makes the camera fight the light and fighting light is rarely good in a photo. And your bluebells turned out purple. Check your white balance/tint/hue adjustments.

Most Bluebells i've seen are purple(more purple than blue).


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