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  1. Mike888

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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You might get some negative feedback on the lens flare here; personally, I love it. Unless it's blinding, or blows out parts of the image, I usually get more of an enchanted feel to an image from lens flare; it's very evident here. I love the severe foreground placement of these coneflowers and the flare leading right to them, with the halo effect.

    This would be a fabulous image were it not for the unfortunate presence of the strip of road that cuts right across the frame, and the car in the background. Way too distracting.

    But, yes, you are right to be excited by the main components of this shot. :) Maybe you can find a way to get something similar without all the clutter in the background.
     
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    Photoshop out the clutter (clone) and crop off the bottom.

    I like the lens flare too Terri - deliberate is kewl with me.
     
  4. Mike888

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    anybody else?
     
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    The Red 'x' is too distracting .... :confused:
     
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    Same here...must be the photobucket thing again :(
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You must never shift a photo from one Photobucket album to another. It will automatically lose its URL.
    And Photobucket IS giving a bit of trouble these days...

    But I remember that photo well and have for long meant to say that my EYES are fascinated most by the kind of light that was captured in the picture, and apart from the fact that there is too much sun to be seen in it, I really liked it. So all I would do is take away that glaring light of the sun, but I'd leave the lense flare. It's good to know and see where exactly the light comes from that lits up the flowers from behind.

    I wish the photo'd come back up to here, soon.
     
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    stupid photobucket...anyways i took your advice and edited out the car and some clutter and cropped the bottom a bit, im not sure how to get rid of the road without making it look extremly noticable. anyone have any ideas.

    heres what i have so far after editing.

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    for me - this is a great photo!
     
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    I think the sky is a touch too blown out. A graduated N/D filter might have helped?
     
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    Good pic, but too many reflections. There also seems to bee dust on the lens..
     

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