A Photo a Week: Flare

From Nancy Merrill Photography:

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO WITH SUN OR LENS FLARE (REAL OR ADDED). Sun and lens flares can be annoying, but they can also be a serendipitous happening. A well-placed or timed flare can add a wonderful hazy, sleepy feeling to an image. It can give a nice backlit affect.

The following are real flares, nothing added! All were taken with my iPhone5.

2013-07-04 Fireworks_Fotor

This picture above is of some Fourth of July fireworks. If there is one thing I’ve learned from trying to photograph fireworks with my iPhone and its zoom, is that it can’t be done. If anyone out there has discovered the secret, please share!

2014-09-11 Sunny AM_FotorThe picture above is an early morning shot of the sun with some jet traffic in the sky.

2014-10-04 Sunset_FotorAbove is a sunset between some trees at Lake Apopka.

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22 comments on “A Photo a Week: Flare

  1. Great images. I especially love the colors of the sunset in the last picture. Thanks for joining the challenge!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Stunning! I have never seen these~

  3. Joanne says:

    Wonderful captures, especially the last one – just STUNNING!!! 🙂

  4. Brenda says:

    Hi sis beautiful pictures you have a good talent there

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    I love taking photos into the sun and seeing the effect. These are lovely Linda. 🙂

  6. rommel says:

    Cellphone cameras are very reliable. For the past two months of my blogposts, all of my images are cellphone pics. But, cell cams are not reliable with night photography, and definitely not with fireworks.
    Love the last pic, Linda.

  7. yes, I love the flare!! I don’t use my cell phone much for photos- but must try!! Lovely Linda!!

  8. yprior1 says:

    I have not been able to photo fireworks even with my camera – lol – and I like the lake apopka photo the most – but all three flares are cool….
    and did you say jet traffic? well not to alarm you – but those are called chem – trails and they are changing the weather… ha!

    • Well, I think these skinny little trails might have been jets. But, boy howdy, do we get chem trails. But, then, who doesn’t? Don’t you just love what they’re doing to our weather/health/lives…. 😛

      • yprior1 says:

        well to be honest – I have not seen too many here in Virginia – but I have seen people post online from their yards and it is crazy – and also on this note – I am not even sure if the check trails are all that bad – and it was something I spent a little bit of time reading about last summer – and well, not sure I agree with some of those that are “conspiracy” minded with it… I dunno…. but cool shot amiga

  9. Paula says:

    This has made me smile. I have never seen “flare” as the photography theme :D. Gorgeous examples, Linda!

  10. Maxima says:

    Great images.With love maxima

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