Lens flare... again :(

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  1. SlimPaul

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    Hi,

    I went out to take some photos today. Unfortunately few of them got a flare on them. I work in Aperture and I tried using the retouch brush to correct the flare, but it didn't help much. Do you know any other, more reliable, way of removing lens flare?

    Thanks, Paul

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    My attempt to remove the flare.
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    easiest way to remove lens flare is to not shoot directly into the sun....
     
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    That was the purpose of this shot :meh:
     
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    I do not know about the software Aperture. Is there a "Patch Tool" in Aperture? That may help. But of course, without trying it, I am not 100% positive.

    Just wondering, do you have a filters on your lens when the photo was taken?
     
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    I'm not sure about the patch tool. I tried cloning, but the patched area looks quite bad (as you see on the example) :/ Aren't there any programs for flare removal?
    I didn't use any filters. It's an hdr (3 images).
     
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    :cry:
     
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    sweet picture. did you recolor it?
     
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    I'm a newb, but from what I've read the best way to reduce lens flare is a multi-coated UV filter? Maybe a polarized filter would work also... but may not give you the greatest HDR composition I don't know.
     
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    I'm not sure what you think is the problem with the corrected photo, but I think it looks great.

    None of my lenses produce any flare, but I have uncoated filters. I just remove the filter whenever I shoot into a bright light source.
     
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    Did you use a hood?
     
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    Ok here is my try. I can do better but I'm tired and about to go to sleep. I used the clone and patch tools. I also removed the power lines on the right.
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