I just recently discovered the good and bad of lens flare. I went out about 10 minutes ago and shot a couple of a sunset from my street. They look ok but there is a horrible green shadow/ ghost like figure apearing in almost every one and after a little researching it turns out i just experienced lens flare! Woohoo. Anyways first if any one can clarify my hypothesis and second how can you avoid it, i was quite sad with the flare. I guess i'll have to learn from my mistakes hopefully with your help.:thumbup: ex. ( The photo is completly original, feel free to edit it if possible to rid the lens flare).