Sun Flare


Corker2211

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 12:31
Hello there.

A few day's ago I was out with my Pentax trying to photograph a waterfall using a different technique that I read about. I want the water to be a bit blurred, but the background to be sharp and colorful. There are different camera settings for doing this. I even printed out just what to do, but walked out and forgot them. Sometimes, I can be dumb like that.

Anyway, in trying to remember the settings, I took a Image of the Falls. Didn't come out right, but one thing I forgot about is Sun Flare. What I should have done is shoot with the sun behind me, but I forgot about that. My question is how can you get rid of Sun Flare in your Image using my photo editing software Paint Shop Pro X3? There's gotta be a way to do this? Or should I just scrap the Image and start all over again?

Thanks for reading,
Les
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bretti_kivi

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 12:43
Waterfalls: min 0.5-1s exposure, nothing more.

Example:


and

HDR'd:



As far as the flare is concerned - no idea.

Bret
my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.

thoughton

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 12:57
Les I saw your flare photo on your blog the other day. I think that one is not fixable, it's quite a large flare! I find flare hard to fix anyway, it usually involves a lot of cloning and painstaking local contrast adjustments.

Edit: It's this one, correct?



Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 06/06/2011 - 12:59

Corker2211

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 16:32
thoughton wrote:
Les I saw your flare photo on your blog the other day. I think that one is not fixable, it's quite a large flare! I find flare hard to fix anyway, it usually involves a lot of cloning and painstaking local contrast adjustments.

Edit: It's this one, correct?



You are right. This is the one that I thought could be fixed, but it seems that it's just to much. I'll scrap the darn thing, and try again. Had no idea that you were on my Blog. Let me know when your there. Thanks for your response.
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I'm just full of questions . . . It's the only way I learn anything! I have so, so, much to learn using my Pentax K100D DSLR

downunderman

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 16:34



water fall edit by photomanau, on Flickr

Hope you dont mind but i did an edit to your picture, will remove if you want

Corker2211

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 16:36
bretti_kivi wrote:
Waterfalls: min 0.5-1s exposure, nothing more.

Example:


and

HDR'd:



As far as the flare is concerned - no idea.

Bret

Thank you for responding to my question. I'm just going to scrap that Image and start all over again. Your Images show me just what I'm trying to do, but farther away.

BTW - just how do you include a Image with your Comment? I see the Image button and have clicked on it, but nothing happens?
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I'm just full of questions . . . It's the only way I learn anything! I have so, so, much to learn using my Pentax K100D DSLR

Corker2211

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 16:40
downunderman wrote:



water fall edit by photomanau, on Flickr

Hope you dont mind but i did an edit to your picture, will remove if you want

You know what? That's not a bad repair job! No, I don't mind just as long as you don't use it to make a profit from. It's not all that good, anyway. I'll save that one and work with it a bit.
"Those who do nothing . . . make no mistakes in Life"

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I'm just full of questions . . . It's the only way I learn anything! I have so, so, much to learn using my Pentax K100D DSLR

bretti_kivi

Link Posted 06/06/2011 - 17:36
include images using [img] and [ /img] tags...

You'll probably need to stop down a lot to get the images you want - or use some filters, as I did. A .9 ND on the end of my 24-70.

Bret
my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.
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