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Toe In The Water.

By Tooma
I have a question for you fine photo buffs out there. There is a setting in my camera which adds a sun flare and a sunny treatment to any shot when selected. I can obviously add an orange filter in post, and tweak other things to emphasise sunniness, but what think you? Is it a likeable effect? Is it realistic?
I have selected two shots, one which the camera records as normal, and one with the added effect, so four images in total. I have posted them all without any processing - zero. What reckon you?

Tags: Woman Beach General Ayr Landscape and travel

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It is a nice effect but when used the shadows go the other way and that looks strange to me.

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Tooma Plus
4 2.0k 2 Scotland
8 Dec 2018 1:49PM

Quote:It is a nice effect but when used the shadows go the other way and that looks strange to me.

Good point, Janet. The position of the flare needs to be adjustable - not seen a way of doing that, so far. Thanks. Smile
8 Dec 2018 1:50PM
Lead image a slight favourite for me Tom,
Fred.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
8 Dec 2018 4:05PM
Effects interest me, but I like to do them in post processing--- like to have the original ----and sometimes play with it several different ways---
PhilT2 Plus
10 524 30 England
8 Dec 2018 7:59PM
My thoughts are the same as Janet stated above. Looks odd when the shadow is at 90deg to the apparent light source. The image looks much warmer than the original and is therefore more pleasing to the eye. However, I think you could achieve a better look in post processing using software which gives you much better control. One of my cameras has numerous different effects and none stand out as being out of the ordinary. As you know I do like to post process my images and you will never know what your camera has done until you download to your computer. The camera screen is too small to evaluate the effects.
It's great to test your camera presets as they vary greatly between manufacturers but, as you have done here, always make sure you have a straight shot as back up.
An interesting topic you have raised with this post Tom.
As for the picture itself I like the stripes of sand and water and the position of the figure
8 Dec 2018 8:30PM
I like all three versions.
8 Dec 2018 8:47PM
The lead and V2 work best for me, Tom - I assume these are the ones which your camera has 'treated'.

RichardSmile
9 Dec 2018 1:05AM
The lead and V2 look the most natural to me. I find the blue effect a little unreal
Gail
Tooma Plus
4 2.0k 2 Scotland
9 Dec 2018 1:09AM

Quote:The lead and V2 look the most natural to me. I find the blue effect a little unreal
Gail

You sure live in a warmer place than here, Gail. What you call, the blue effect shots, are the untouched ones, lol. Even a warm day here must be cool by your standards. Smile
9 Dec 2018 5:22AM
Yes , the lead & V2 for me also Tom but is subjective

Ian

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