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RoxAnne E. Franklin
 

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All the photos from the last wedding I shot turned out great, except for three. They appear to have some sort of lens flare.
Take a look at the photo and tell me what this is. Even the developer didnt know the correct answer only guesses.
I think it might be from other people using flash while I was taking photos.
I had a lens hood on, and my flash is always diffused with an omni bounce.
This happened one time long ago and that developer thought it might have something to do with the flash from other cameras while I was shooting. "stray flash" he called it.
What is it, and can it be fixed?
I restore photos, but if there's a less time consuming way, i'd like to have that option.


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6/11/2004 2:29:27 PM

 
John Wright   This is significant lens flare - no doubt! A big clue is the gentleman with his eyes caught mid-blink.

Personally, I don't think it would be worth the effort to fix it (if it could be fixed at all). The closed eyes of the gentleman tells me to move on...

Just my humble opinion...


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6/11/2004 2:38:23 PM

 
RoxAnne E. Franklin   there's better ones than this, so I probably wont fix it. How did I get lens flare if I used the correct hood??
The lab says that they can make me a custom print, does that sound right?


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6/11/2004 3:24:31 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  Looks like the light from your diffused flash bounced off the stained glass in the background..(note the bright spot there).
I agree with John, that it might not be fix-able.


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6/11/2004 4:17:22 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Looks under exposed along with the flare, so I'll take a guess that you shot off a frame when the flash hadn't recylced, and other peoples's multiple yet weaker flashes caused a flare.
If it bounced off of stained glass, I'd expect a colored flare the same color as the glass.


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6/11/2004 4:53:38 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Also thought that you had it on a tripod, and not looking thru the viewfinder didn't block other peoples flash from going thru your viewfinder with your head. Causing the flare.
Or if there was confetti thrown during the ceremony a few pieces were stuck to the front of the lens.


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6/12/2004 11:54:55 AM

 
RoxAnne E. Franklin   You're exactly right Gregory, that's probably what happened. tripod is a good thing, but sometimes it bites you.
i have tons of great shots, these were just a few of the bad ones. Next time, i'll clear the church before doing the shots.


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6/15/2004 5:32:06 AM

 
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