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Lens Flare? I do not think so

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 03:14 AM
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Originally posted by openeyeswideshut
reply to post by daaskapital
 


o yeah? he house cause the second picture too? Bet you didn't even look


A few of us on here are amatuer,semi pro and even pro photographers its been my hobby for 30+ years so we have a good idea of why it happens, we have seen it often enough!




posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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Put it this way... if it WASN'T a lens flare, why wasn't this phenomena the central focus of the photo?



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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Originally posted by Sovaka
Put it this way... if it WASN'T a lens flare, why wasn't this phenomena the central focus of the photo?


Maybe to show scale?

Just playing devils advocate with that.

I actually believe that it is a trick of the lights from the house playing with the lens of the camera...lens flare...in both the pictures.



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 04:34 AM
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Originally posted by Sovaka
Put it this way... if it WASN'T a lens flare, why wasn't this phenomena the central focus of the photo?


Thats why I posted this shot from first page




It should be easy to see
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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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I´ll go with wmd´s great explanation and graphics. Good work!
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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Professional photographer here.

I'm in agreement with this being Lens Flare.

As the OP topic title says, you don't think so, but, how many years of experience in the filed working with optics do you have?
How often have you set up a scene, or lighting when working with a subject for the specific purpose of causing lens flare (as an effect) on purpose?

It'd be different and cool if this wasn't lens flare, but, all evidence in both photos I've seen are, without a doubt, lens flare.

Sorry. Thems that.
Thank you anyway.



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Of course, it's lens flare! Look at that blast of light coming from the house. It's so bright that there is no definition in the light. That amount of light seen by the many lenses inside the camera is certainly going to run amuck and bounce around creating all kinds of patterns. What is seen in the photo is just one pattern. If the camera had been moved other photos would also result in lens flares producing different patterns.



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 02:51 PM
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It looks like sprites or jet

umbra.nascom.nasa.gov...


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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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Thanks wmd- nice work- really appreciate it.



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
Both pictures are examples of lens flare caused by a bright light in the frame.
In my experience, when a thread has a title like "Lens Flare? I do not think so", 99% of the time it's lens flare.

Of course you have to open the thread and look at the pictures to see if it might be that 1% that's something else. But it's almost always lens flare when the OP says it's not lens flare. And in this case, it certainly is lens flare.



posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
Defiantly lens flare caused by the brigh light from the building


Okay put down the bottle and step away
Defiantly?


Well how about this rocket that was launched from Poker Flats on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 in the middle of an Aurora?

There may be some lens flare in those pictures but they still caught the rocket




Rocket Launches Into Dazzling Northern Lights Show
www.space.com...


What the hell ever happened to critical thinking and analysis at ATS?

:shk:


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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Ok when I posted this I jumped the gun, so to speak- I might have had a couple drinks that night but to clarify it all, and I must admit I learned from this, thanks to everyone who took the time to reply...on the FB thread we have a statement from the photographer, so nice of her to reply and thank about us, lol-

"‎(Journey from ATS) -- ISO either 1600 or 3200; fstop 4.5; 5 sec exposure. Not focused as it was not seen with the naked eye. Hope that helps your discussion."
Yesterday at 5:27pm ·

I guess I had better go back to lurking
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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:28 PM
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That's a perty roket, zargon.

Thanks for sharing



posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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The bottle comment was for Chad
and thanks for posting them... I would have missed that 'perty roket' if you hadn't.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by Chadwickus
Defiantly lens flare caused by the brigh light from the building


Okay put down the bottle and step away
Defiantly?


Well how about this rocket that was launched from Poker Flats on Sat Feb 18th, 2012 in the middle of an Aurora?

There may be some lens flare in those pictures but they still caught the rocket


Rocket Launches Into Dazzling Northern Lights Show
www.space.com...


What the hell ever happened to critical thinking and analysis at ATS?

:shk:


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What the hell ever happened to critical thinking and analysis at ATS?


It is still alive and well, just not practiced by many. The OP's photographic ignorance has been noted and the lens flare well explained. It IS lens flare!



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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it can be lots of things doesn't have to be a lens flare it looks like a shooting star



posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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In this video you can see those lens flares from all sorts of angles.




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