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Suddenly something flashed. At first I thought my device, but the flash was not up. There was not a drop on my lens. I decided it must have been a lightning. But at home I see something strange in one of the photos that I made at the end of the lane trees
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: CIAGypsy
It's just a lens flare.
To determine whether an unwanted image in a picture qualifies as a lens flare of the latter type, the reflection has to be positioned on - or very close to - the line that runs through the centre of the picture (c) and the light source that caused the reflection. The flare also has to be located at an equal distance from the image centre as the originator (to see how all this applies to the Andenes photo, hover the mouse cursor over the full frame image above). Furthermore, the "axis" of the spindle has to line up with the light source. In the aurora photo, these conditions are fulfilled. Note nonetheless that the flare is not exactly on the diagonal line. Why this is so is not entirely clear, but from studying similar photos exhibiting lens flares, we get the impression that the use of filters mounted in front of the lens could be responsible for this. Another option is that the camera's detector is not positioned exactly in the centre of the optical axis.
Well that coin is a craft. LOL. Why isn't it a lense flare? How did you rule that out, because if its not then other things come to mind including technology.