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Friday October 11, 2013

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Caption: What can I do to avoid the colored hexagons and colored 'fares' that I get when shooting toward the low sun?

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3

Orientation: top - left

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Software: QuickTime 7.6.6


YCbCr Positioning: centered

Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

FNumber: f/14.0

Exposure Program: Landscape mode (for landscape photos with the background in focus)

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 7.62 EV (APEX: 14, 1/197 sec.)

Aperture: 7.62 EV (f/14.1)

Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

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Color Space: sRGB

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Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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6. katy99780
1:05 AM GMT on October 13, 2013
Thanks Outsideshot, Ivan, Charlotte, Linda and Cynthia.

Charlotte thank you VERY MUCH for the link! Very informative!

Maybe I'll put a wide-brimmed hat in my camera bag, like yours Cynthia, :) remove the polarizing filter... get a hood for this lens...

(I see a shopping trip in my future)
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5. CythiaSue
12:27 AM GMT on October 13, 2013
Love the photo, 10+
1) Hold a hat in front of the camera.
2) A friend uses velcro on the lens hood then adds a sheet of paper to the velcro for a extra lens hood.
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4. Luckystar
11:06 PM GMT on October 12, 2013
Beautiful image in spite of the flare, Katy. I love the blues, the ice and the composition! Great shot! 10!
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3. llpj04
10:56 PM GMT on October 12, 2013
Katy if you are using a filter on your camera. I found this:
Inexpensive UV, polarizing, and neutral density filters can all increase flare by introducing additional surfaces which light can reflect from.

I also found this:
The appearance and position of lens flare changes depending on the aperture setting of the photo.
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2. kippic
10:17 PM GMT on October 12, 2013
Problem is: shooting directly at the sun. Not much you can do except: "TA DA" PHOTOSHOP.
If the sun isn't directly in the picture I have done as mentioned above by Outsideshot; using my hand or hat above the lens but out of the picture. The lens hood sometimes helps but it depends on the lens.
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1. Outsideshot
10:08 PM GMT on October 12, 2013
The two easiest ways are either to get a lens hood, or the down and dirty way is to cup your hand and hold it out over and above your lens I do this often when shooting into the sun. I hope this helps! BTW beautiful shot.
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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