xpfloyd wrote in post #16701684
well this thread is going downhill rapidly!
If you are referring to my last comment, then perhaps the following will get things going back uphill again...
markisclueless wrote in post #16612494
Another newby question, how to I prevent sun flare when shooting during a setting sun?
I had a nice location (at least to my eye) with a rock in foreground and a rock +- 10 feet behind and to the right - I had the sun setting between these rocks so the rocks kinda leads your eye into the frame. Problem is I got sun flare in all shots except for when the sun was almost gone and the colours were not as vibrant in these ?
The OP asked this (very good) question, and it's just irresponsible to suggest that throwing money at the problem is the solution.
If you just use your finger to block the sun, then you eliminate flare completely. This photo had flare showing in a diagonal line from the sun down into the lower left corner.
Here is my finger blocking the sun to remove flare:
And here is the photo once the compositing and blending was done:
I am offering this example and this advice in the spirit of helpfulness. These forums tend to place an unhealthy emphasis on gear acquisition, and it is a real pity to see it in a thread like this, where someone new to landscape photography is trying to get some real answers.