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Jan 7, 2012 19:28:47   #
Paul14850 Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
Any suggestions on how to reduce the green flare?

Shot w/Canon 60D, 18-135 Kit lens, f/20, ISO100, 1/320 exp.

No processing has been done on image.



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Jan 7, 2012 21:12:55   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
In camera, The only thing I can think of is a slightly different angle to avoid the reflection inside the glass. It is an easy fix in pp. Just use your favorite healing tool. Oh, I almost forgot; a filter on the lens also helps sometimes.

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Jan 7, 2012 22:37:55   #
snowbear
 
tainkc wrote:
a filter on the lens also helps sometimes.

Actually, a filter adds another piece of glass which increases the chance of flare.

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Jan 7, 2012 23:47:56   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
snowbear wrote:
tainkc wrote:
a filter on the lens also helps sometimes.

Actually, a filter adds another piece of glass which increases the chance of flare.
You know, I thought of that right after I posted. What an idiot.

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Jan 8, 2012 00:26:28   #
CaptainC Loc: Colorado, south of Denver
 
Don't shot into the sun. Problem solved.

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Jan 8, 2012 00:34:11   #
snowbear
 
tainkc wrote:
snowbear wrote:
tainkc wrote:
a filter on the lens also helps sometimes.

Actually, a filter adds another piece of glass which increases the chance of flare.
You know, I thought of that right after I posted. What an idiot.

No worries - everyone makes mistakes.

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Jan 8, 2012 06:10:31   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
Paul14850 wrote:
Any suggestions on how to reduce the green flare?

Shot w/Canon 60D, 18-135 Kit lens, f/20, ISO100, 1/320 exp.

No processing has been done on image.


Sometimes the flare can add to the picture. I always thought it was a bad thing (usually not so pretty) but I have seen it work in ads and other published images and it appeared to be purposeful.
I say try all the advice and also experiment. Sorry I don't have an example for you.

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Jan 8, 2012 08:43:05   #
Cappy Loc: Wildwood, NJ
 
I guess that's one of the reasons we have photoshop.

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Jan 8, 2012 09:10:27   #
steve_stoneblossom Loc: Rhode Island, USA
 
CaptainC wrote:
Don't shot into the sun. Problem solved.


Sometimes the simplest answers are just staring us in the face!

Love it.

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Jan 8, 2012 12:09:35   #
Phyllis Loc: NE PA
 
I like it.

:-)

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Jan 8, 2012 15:24:23   #
pfredd
 
From your pic we know your lens has a six blade aperture. Anything you do will look phoney, so as captain C says 'don't shoot into the sun'. But if you really must, bracket exposures by about 4 stops then use HDR or layers.

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Jan 10, 2012 00:00:12   #
Paul14850 Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
CaptainC wrote:
Don't shot into the sun. Problem solved.


Unfortunately there was a bunch of junk in the foreground I didn't want in the photo, wasn't thinking about cropping it out later. :-(

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Jan 11, 2012 15:55:37   #
docrob Loc: Durango, Colorado
 
Paul14850 wrote:
Any suggestions on how to reduce the green flare?

Shot w/Canon 60D, 18-135 Kit lens, f/20, ISO100, 1/320 exp.

No processing has been done on image.


couple:

1) don't shoot straight into the sun
2) if you do shoot straight into the sun close down to F16 or better
3) move a few feet in any direction and see if you can hide the sun behind a branch

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Jan 12, 2012 03:18:54   #
Paul14850 Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
Thanks everybody for your input.

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Jan 13, 2012 21:21:47   #
Vearl Brown Loc: Saint Louis, MO USA
 
Shooting into the sun= LENS FLAIR !!

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