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May 24, 2011 20:23 |  #1

In the picture with the sun flares I was wondering if there would be a way to prevent the flares. I was using a hood and a UV filter

In the picture where the sky was washed out what did I do wrong? Same accesories.

Lens was a 17-55 f/2.8 IS

Thanks for any advice/tips.


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May 25, 2011 05:36 |  #2

The only time I have a UV filter on my lenses is when I think I might need it for protection of the lenses front element, say walking through the bush or similar. There are some that say that a filter in a shot such as yours will contribute to extra sun spots. You are either going to have to shoot for the foreground like you did or the sky. This is the kind of shot that would lend itself to shooting two exposures and blending them to get more of both the foreground and background if that is what you want. You are shooting virtually directly into the sun and while it is viewable with your eyes our current cameras can't record this onto a single image. If you wanted less sun spots in the second shot, being at more of an angle to the sun would accomplish this, the first one seems to be fixable with a couple of issues and blending them as I mentioned above. Knowing how to do decent selections in post processing would be an asset in this one as well.


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May 25, 2011 08:35 |  #3

Both images have noticeable flare in them.

Get rid of the filter and try again. I'm sure you will have better results though you may never get rid of all the flare.

Different lenses have different tendency to produce flare under conditions like your examples. The early Canon 24-105 f/4L lenses produced some pretty bad flare when used in similar conditions.


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May 25, 2011 08:36 |  #4

Removing all filters may have helped, but there's stil la good chance you would get some flare. The simplest option would have been to take step to the right so the sun was blocked a little more by the building.

As for the washed out sky, It's because you were exposing for the dark building and the cameras sensor can't capture such a large exposure range, If you had exposed for the sky then the building would be dark.

This is why people make HDR (high dynamic range) photographs.


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May 25, 2011 13:19 |  #5

SamuelBurns wrote in post #12475543 (external link)
Removing all filters may have helped, but there's stil la good chance you would get some flare. The simplest option would have been to take step to the right so the sun was blocked a little more by the building.

This was going to be my suggestion as well. A few steps to the right, and the sun would have been obscured by the barn. Or, wait ten more minutes and it would have been just below the horizon. (unless that's a sunrise, in which case you would need to wind your watch back ten minutes)


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May 25, 2011 13:20 |  #6

Take the UV filter off.

Some amount of flare is inevitable regardless of how high quality the lens is, when the sun or a similarly bright specular light source or reflection is in the photo.


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May 25, 2011 15:23 |  #7

Thank you to all for the advice.




  
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