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Old Nov 29, 2014, 2:35 PM   #1
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This is a shot I took last weekend as the sun was going down. B&W seemed to suit the image. My only issue with the image is sun flare to the left of the person.

Any critiques appreciated.


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Old Nov 29, 2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Nice shot but I can't offer any help on the dust spot.
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Old Dec 8, 2014, 11:23 AM   #3
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hi do you have a filter on the lens
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Old Dec 9, 2014, 2:24 PM   #4
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Hi Wave,

I didn't have any filter on as this was shot using my Olympus tough camera.
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Old Dec 13, 2014, 5:15 PM   #5
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Are you sure it's dust?

At that angle to the sun, you can pick up some really odd reflections /flares from just the slightest amount of moisture or reflective surface well outside of the frame.

That's the typical scene where I'd watch closely for it to happen. It's hard to notice on-site without an electronic viewfinder where you can see it in color.
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Thats not a dust spot, its light refraction and i like how it looks.
There is too much area around the sun blown out. I know the sun wil always be blown out but its much too large here. Can use some contrast and clarity.however besides that its a nice image.
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Old Jan 14, 2015, 12:00 PM   #7
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i too like it ... with the glare also
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 5:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the response guys, glad you appreciate the photo. Heres a little edit what do you think?

Looking at the colour original I completely agree that its the light not dust (not sure why I thought that!).


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Old Feb 18, 2015, 12:37 PM   #9
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Very good
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Old Feb 18, 2015, 4:30 PM   #10
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Not only is the spot a flare, I am wondering if it is a fairly cool image of the sun. The slight variation in tone in the flare looks similar to shots of the sun through various filters and there are two spots at ~11 o'clock - could those be sunspots? I googled sunspots for the date you posted and the images don't seem to quite line up but clearly the date could be different.

And I like the shot too - fair bit going on despite a shot into the sun - lots to look at and nice lines/contrast.

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