June 5, 2015

Catching the Sun Flare Right


When the sun flare becomes literally the highlight of the photo all perspective changes dramatically, with the fish-eye lens distortion drawn into the center of the photo.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Samyang 3.5/8mm UMC FishEye CS-II
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 8mm (12.8mm)


The photos in this small album are placed in reverse order to make emphasis on the changes in shooting angle, that had to be made in order to catch the sun-flare through the hay-umbrella properly.
Tilting the lens downwards changes all framing putting the flare into perspective.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Samyang 3.5/8mm UMC FishEye CS-II
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: 3.5
Focal Length: 8mm (12.8mm)



The first shot framing keeps the fish-eye effect less dramatic maintaining the sea line in the horizon almost straight, with barrel distortion eminent only on the umbrella posts on the sides.
This is how it was supposed to be in the beginning, but the sun flare on the top right, caught my eye.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Samyang 3.5/8mm UMC FishEye CS-II
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: 3.5
Focal Length: 8mm (12.8mm)
In the examples above you may notice how changing the aperture by 2 f stops in the first shot makes the sky more dramatic. The curvature of the lens front element does not allow for a common CPL filter to be used.


All Photos were shot in RAW and post processed in Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional) 3.14.
Thank you for viewing.
All Photos ©2015 S.C.Vlachos

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