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E3 & 14-54 mk1

I would like your opinion on this photo please.
I can't decide if I should get rid of the ring around the sun(problem being there's quite a lot of orange shading inside the ring).
As you will know its the product of flare on the filter.
Does it spoil the photo or should it stay.
7 image pano 14mm f9 1/8sec iso 100 3 stop reverse nd grad.


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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

I wish I took it............. stunning, glad I have the same kit and wish I could get this shot.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

You probably would not like the walk up at 5am in the dark and hanging around freezing your bits off lol.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

Personally I'd rather not have the ring but I suspect it would take a lot of work (beyond my abilities) to remove it and match the rest of the image. Either way it's a magnificent picture.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

What a grand photo! The ring doesn't intrude (in fact it says "a photographer took this" in a way) at all, for me. However, I might have been tempted to try and process the orange out of the cloud on the right and see what that does for the balance of the picture.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

It's a lovely shot, and the sun ring doesn't detract at all. However, I agree with Colin about the orangeness of the right-hand cloud.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

I agree it's a stunning image, where was it taken?
I quite like the ring too althought it does seem a bit squashed horizontally, maybe it's not supposed to be round but it does make the image look like it should be stretched wider to me.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

I think that the ring could be removed with a little patience. The orange glow on the mountain certainly needs reducing in intensity.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

I agreee with Dave, and would remove the outer ring - or install a shadow/pencil image of Vetruvian Man inside

It is a fantabulouso image ! Where is it ?
Was the hill climb steep and long ? Maybe my old k knees could cope
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

Oh My...What a cracking shot that is....it's quite a breathtakng view.
With regards to the lens flare.....Dont worry about it.....it's quite subtle and doesn't draw attention from the main subject.
as others have said maybe a little less saturation ?
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

If I had taken it, I would leave it in. Where is it please?
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

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I agree it's a stunning image, where was it taken?
I quite like the ring too althought it does seem a bit squashed horizontally, maybe it's not supposed to be round but it does make the image look like it should be stretched wider to me.
The location is the Old Man Of Storr on the Isle of Skye.

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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

I like it all, flare ring included.
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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

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What a grand photo! The ring doesn't intrude (in fact it says "a photographer took this" in a way) at all, for me. However, I might have been tempted to try and process the orange out of the cloud on the right and see what that does for the balance of the picture.
Hi George

I have altered the saturation of the image slightly, people who have seen my other images will know I like well saturated colours.
That said what is displayed here is what I remember the scene looked like at the time.
The over saturation of red was something special at the time,I think this was because or the narrow gap between the land and cloud that the sun was visible through and the effect off the water.
I actually thought when I was leaving that the sun was a lot higher in the sky that it was when I left, Its hard to explain and I think that must have had something to do with the water off to the left.

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Re: E3 & 14-54 mk1

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The location is the Old Man Of Storr on the Isle of Skye.

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Oooh now that is on my Skye list Thanks for that
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