Creative use of lens flare - show us your pictures !

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by f6cvalkyrie, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    yesterday, I shot a picture in the backyard with my Full Spectrum G1 and an IR filter.
    When editing it in LR, I discovered that I had like fired a missile in the backyard :eek::eek:

    Here's that shot :


    It made me think about an older picture shot with the 7-14 Panasonic lens, where I also had lens flare playing an important role. I digged into the archive and found it :smile:


    Do you have some shots with creative use of lens flare ?
    Just share them with us, please !!!

    C U
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  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
  3. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Here's one from a few weeks ago ...


    C U,
  4. Matt917k

    Matt917k Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 10, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
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  5. sge998

    sge998 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    how about lens rainbow?
    <a href="" title="P2100447 by iceCreamMecha, on Flickr"> View attachment 267871 "800" height="600" alt="P2100447"></a>
  6. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    One from last summer ...


    C U,
  8. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
    Hey you wanted flare, a little out of focus but it has flare

    Nikkor 50mm f 1.4 AIS on Panasonic G3
  9. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Not at all sure what I did to get this effect, but the bottom right has a "flower flare" going on...

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  10. unkabin

    unkabin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 17, 2011
    Went out looking for flare yesterday. All shot with the Panasonic 20mm.




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  11. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro


    This was entirely accidental so it's not exactly creative, but I like the effect. I was using an Olympus OM 100mm f/2.8 with the sun just above the frame. I had forgotten the lens hood and got this result. When I blocked the sun with my hand, the flare disappeared. I was satisfied with this explanation until the little green men showed up.

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  12. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    This is cross-posted, but the best recent example I have:

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  13. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
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  14. scott2hot

    scott2hot Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2012
    west yorkshire
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  15. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 12, 2012
    I´m a big fan to flare and shooting into sun, here´s one from today taken with PL25

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  16. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
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  17. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Cross post ...

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  18. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I caught this little spark from the sun while I was take pictures of the leaves from the inside out this morning.

    E-P5 with PL 20mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO 200
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