Photographers have traditionally gone to great lengths to avoid the introduction of lens-flare to their images, and unarguably it’s good practice to avoid it in the main. However, there are definitely occasions when it adds to the resulting picture, placing the camera and therefore the viewer more fully in the moment. Contextualising the photograph, adding texture and dimension, giving the viewer visual queues that enable them to more fully appreciate the image.
In short… I quite like lens-flares! Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of my favourite images featuring them.
p.s. Europe is currently in the grip of winter, so there’s another good reason to post a picture featuring some sunshine! 😉
Agreed; I enjoy the effect of lens flare as well along with the composition and warm tones in this frame. Certainly heats up the soul like having a warm cup of cocoa these chilly days! Brrr!
i like the warm colors and deep of field. nice work 🙂
Der Effekt ist toll. Das Bild wirkt irgendwie aus der Zeit gefallen, wie aus den 70er-Jahren.
Ich habe mir erlaubt, Dich auf meine Linkliste in meinem Blog
zu setzen. So verliere ich Deine wunderbaren Bilder nicht aus dem Auge 😉