Friday, November 11, 2011

Bubbles of Light

I have been taking lots of pictures during this lovely autumn weather with plenty of sunshine and beautiful fall colors. But I noticed that some of my pictures are turning out like these:

Bubbles of light in the photos

f/10, 1/25, ISO 400

Like this horse was taking a bubble bath...underneath the sun

f/14, 1/15, ISO 400

Besides the fact that Lola did not want her picture taken, bubbles of light filled this one too...

f/8, 1/100, ISO 200

At first I thought it was time to clean my camera lens, perhaps the dirt particles had caused this phenomenon. Could be true. But it turned out to be lens flare. This happens under very bright conditions in which the light does not go though the intended path in the lens, and instead the light is reflected within the lens before finally reaching the film.

Although I should practice capturing bubbles of light in a more "artistic" sense, flare makes images look washed out with loss of contrast and color saturation. No good.

Here is what I need, a lens hood that can reduce the amount of unnecessary light entering the lens.

Hmmmm....I think Christmas is around the corner.

Anyway, I can't complain about this sunny fall weather I am enjoying and it's even better that I accidentally "discovered" this bubbles of light.

On a final note, a big thank you to all the brave men and women in the military. Happy Veterans' Day!

p.s. Regarding the previous post on Claiborne Farm, I might have gotten a little confused over the annual fee for each horse. I meant to say "cover fee per occurrence"...think in breeding term.

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