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Old Aug 17, 2014, 2:32 PM   #1
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These were using the EM-1 and Lumix 100-300. One at 136 and one at 223mm. No lens filters were used.
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 8:11 PM   #2
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Really like the way you have captured the depth of the scene in the first shot, the way the hills and tree lines recede into the distance to the sun. Though the sun looks like it has had a few too many wobbly-pops at happy hour
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Thanks Kula- Here's one from tonight using the 12-40 instead. The colors are better but the flare is annoying. I might work it out when I have more time to play.
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I love that first composition. Beautiful.
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Really nice shots, I like them all.

P.S. - Regarding the flare, I used to complain about my otherwise really excellent lens exhibiting flare on sunset shots. Of, course, I eventually found out it was my fault, as I keep a UV filter on my lens for protection. Duh, the extra glass surface was causing the problem.

I now know to remove any filters before I shoot. Guess what? -- no more flare. You would think after a few decades of using a camera, I would have learned this photography hobby by now!!
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ALL Very nice shots
the last using the 12-40 is my favorite
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Thanks for the comments guys. I've been playing with another exposure like the last one. Tweaking colors, removing the bulk of the flare and generally quieting it down.

BTW Steven- I don't think I had any kind of filter or UV on the lens. That was another of my learning curves. I bought a bunch of cheap UV filters to protect the glass and the flares were horrible. So I bit the bullet and upgraded to a bunch of B+W UV filters. Flare was greatly reduced. Almost gone. Almost. Pretty much never use them now. Expensive lesson but if I'm at the beach or in another harsh environment I'll use one. I'm thinking this flare was a result of pointing directly into the sun.
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And my secret sunset spot.
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