Train lights

© Stewart J. Wilkins

Train lights

Uploaded: September 27, 2001


I used a 100-200 zoom to get this shot and am baffled by the little circle above the third telephone pole. Any ideas? It was an overcast day, so I have ruled out flare. Plus, the sun at this time of the day was most definitely behind me.


Jon Close November 29, 2000

It's hard to tell, but it looks to me like there may have been a water droplet on your lens. I've had similar effects when shooting in heavy fog or rain. #37

Stewart J. Wilkins November 30, 2000

Jon and Jim, thanks as always. Obviously, judging from both the shot and the question I'm still in, uh, well, training; yeah, that's it. I do learn a whole lot on this site because of the kind teachers such as yourselves. By the way, (and a great big duh to me) it was a 100-300 zoom and I did end up cleaning the rear element also. I used a brillo pad. Kidding. I had done what you said. Also, I have one of those medical big bulb thingys that I use in place of the canned air.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Stew #53

Terry L. Long April 04, 2001

Well, I think it is lens flare. The light from the train might have caused this. I've had many a photo that has lens flare caused by other sources of light other than Ol Sol. However, I could be completly off base and it could be caused by a water droplet. If it is a water droplet, shame on you for letting that happen. #184

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