"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Monday, August 25, 2008

Obsessed: A lesson in sun flare & ending with silhouettes

When the sun started to set at the beach, I got very excited to play around with catching some sun/lens flare. Like, very, very excited. So excited that I took a hundred pictures experimenting. Now, I suppose there are people who try to avoid sun flare and don't like the look of it, but there are many others who specialize in getting it just right. The more I see it, the more it grows on me. Let's move on to some examples shall we? See all those rings and spots on Gabriel? That's what I'm talking about...There's a little bit here too. Kind of hard to see on these small blogger photo sizes...I especially enjoy the green sun dot on this one:

Since I didn't think I was getting any at the time because it's really hard to see on the LCD, I focused on the silhouette side of things. Bear with me as I share too many.

The end.

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