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This was taken a while back, but it shows a problem I am having.

On the subjects right shoulder there is a reflected highlight. I have been experiencing it with all my images that have extreme light and dark areas.

Is this normal?? I have never experienced it before. Part of me thinks it's a faulty copy of the lens, could this be the case?
24/09/2015 - 11:15MunkyMitz
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/25
Focal Length35mm


Link Posted 24/09/2015 - 17:56
Have you got a uv filter on your lens?
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Last Edited by SMarsden on 24/09/2015 - 17:57


Link Posted 24/09/2015 - 20:53
The Gallery on here can seem like the "Mary Celeste": not many folk will get to see your picture. I suggest you post this query in the Forum and I'm sure the knowledgeable coves will offer a solution.

Could it be lens flare? I think I can see the shape of aperture blades and you are shooting into the light.

Good shot, though.
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Link Posted 25/09/2015 - 14:18
Thank you both for your replies. I think Stewart has hit the nail on the head.

And as you say Andrew, I'm shooting to the light which doesn't help. I had never seen that effect, Solar flares yes, but the duplication of the highlights into the darker areas, I'd never come across it.

The UV filter is a cheap one at that. I'm off to the fort tonight for some light painting so I shall try with and without filter. Strictly speaking I don't need a UV filter when shooting at night, but it is an extra bit protection whilst stumbling around in darkness!
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