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Colonsay - The Strand, towards Oronsay

By Gourdon
Would like advice: does the glare from the sun spoil this photo?

Tags: Landscape water Landscape and travel

Voters: Kabrielle, themak, Scottishlandscapes and 4 more

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themak 7 1.0k Scotland
20 Mar 2017 11:57AM
If you have the sun in the frame, it's always going to be 'blown', and is a feature of the image. As this is a representation of what you saw, the picture is successful. Some people will take the view that any blown highlight is a flaw, but in this type of shot it can't be helped.
20 Mar 2017 12:05PM
The magic of Colonsay makes up for any percieved fault.
Years since I was there, we were stuck overnight in a storm.

Spkr51 5 United States
20 Mar 2017 8:55PM
Beautiful image ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2017 9:37PM
I wouldn't say that including the sun spoils the shot, but the sun plus the reflected light on the water have tricked the camera into slightly underexposing on everything else, resulting in a slightly dull, flat feel in the sky.
The simplest answer would be - just don't include the sun in the frame.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1868 England
21 Mar 2017 9:45PM
Strictly, the glare from the sun doesn't spoil the shot - it's the camera's inability to record the full range of tones that is the issue.

And the flare - the radiating lines - could be a positive asset.

I suspect quite a lot of digital processing here - which has caused much of the flatness Moira notes.

That's accentuated rather than covered up the burned-out sun.

It's a technically-tricky situation, and a tripod, multiple exposures and HDR software are the only really good solution.

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