I mentioned the other day about lense flare and the fact that I had been taking photographs for 26 years and had always had a battle with lens flare when shooting nearly directly into bright light sources. Under normal circumstances an image like this would be at F16 or over and indeed I started at F32 (camera on tripod) and got terrible flare, so just as an experiment I went to F2.8 the flare disappeared, you can just make out the start of a ring in the bottom right corner. Unfortunately, I'm not happy with the out of focus foreground due to the shallow DOF but you can't win them all
I also spoke to Neal about leaving an image untouched, this is it, no PS work whatsoever. The camera was set on landscape mode, circular polariser fitted, ND8 soft grad and deliberately under exposed by a 1/3rd stop.
If I was printing this image bigger than A3 there would have to be some PS work done but this version is untouched other than conversion to fit on shutter.
All the best Mal
|camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|exposure mode||aperture priority|