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05-16-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Lens Flare??? Maybe???

Anyone have any thoughts as to what these blemishes could be? I want to say lens flare, but the sun was pretty much behind me. Possibly enough to reflect off of the ice? Lens and sensor are clean and free from debis and blemishes, would miniscule scratches on the UV filter have caused this?

and 100% crops...

top middle

center right

bottom mid

bottom left

And does anyone know how to get rid of these in Photoshop?

05-16-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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Sorry for (possibly) stupid questions but:

Do you see these in other shots? To me they look like they could be something that actually was there.

In photoshop I'd use the Clone Stamp tool to get rid of 'em.
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Nope, this is the only shot I see it in, so maybe I'm the stupid one

All but one of the "flares" is right on top of something that IS in the picture, namely a small piece of ice that was definitely reflecting brightly. You can see the small white dots that are actually little ice shards directly behind them, so maybe the blurred effect of those reflections is doing it, I don't know. thought I'd throw it out to the forum to see if anyone else has seen similar.
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The sensor works with Red, Green, Blue--and yours here is red.

Probably flare like you said.


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