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Challenge 82 – Lens Flare

Welcome to another round of Photo Challenge!

Challenge set by Jeannie Gane 
Submission Deadline: Wednesday October 15, 2014
Voting Deadline: Tuesday October 28, 2014 
Winning Image: Fall Canopy – Jeannie Gane

Special Instructions

Lens flare! Once upon a time lens flare was actively avoided by photographers but now it is often used to be creative in a shot. So let’s get creative!
–Jeannie

Happy Shooting!

  • Kate PotterOctober 26, 2014 - 3:15 PM

    1. Under Canopy – Glenn: I like the position of your flare in the lower right. Clarity of the woods & trees is spectacular, while you captured the backlight. The flare does not overwhelm the photo. Stunning shot.
    2. Kiss of Sunshine – Kathy. As with Glenn’s, I like the positioning of the flare. The pristine star points of your flare are spectacular. Beautiful.
    3. Fading Sunshine – Kathy. I love the multiple bubble flares. Very interesting, and not overwhelming. Loved that shot.

    Michelle … what part of the world do you live in to get the snow & ice in October? Pretty shot.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaOctober 28, 2014 - 8:48 PM

    1.forest flares – nice picture
    2. Fading Sunshine – like the dewy look of the leaves
    3. Fall Canopy – nice subtle flareReplyCancel

  • jeannieOctober 30, 2014 - 9:16 PM

    1. Under the Canopy – Glenn, I love the angle of this shot, and having the in the lower right is intriguing. The focus is very sharp. Well done!
    2. Kiss of sunshine – Kathy, really really nice. The flare is like a starburst and just lovely. I think if you had increased your DOF, more of the trees would be in focus.
    3. Wicklow WInter – Michelle, welcome back to the challenge. Nice to have you here again. This is a cool shot…. cold and stormy looking.ReplyCancel

  • GlennNovember 2, 2014 - 8:33 AM

    Ok, I’m back from my business trip and here are my votes to close this one out.

    1- Fall Canopy
    Jeannie, this is the cliche shot of the path/road through the woods showing off the fall colours. I would have liked to see the road more defined through editing or even clearing some of the leaves.

    2- Fading Sunshine
    Kathy, while I thought this was perhaps the best actual example of lens flare (as opposed to making a star burst of the sun with a small aperture), it was not quite the composition I would have liked to see. Good effort though.

    3- Kitty in the Sun
    Jeannie, it’s difficult to get decent pics of a black cat, particularly in situations with such high contrast. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • GlennNovember 2, 2014 - 8:41 AM

    And with the votes counted, the winner of this theme is Fall Canopy by Jeannie Gane.

    Congrats Jeannie. Please send me a new challenge theme!ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 2, 2014 - 1:30 PM

    dang it! missed the vote!
    I would have voted the following….
    1. Under the canopy. Glenn
    2. Golden evening. Wendy
    3. Fall canopy. Jeannie

    I also liked Michelle’s Winter Wicklow but was it taken during the time frame of the challenge??ReplyCancel

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