At one point or another all garden photographers will have to deal with lens flare. Too much strong directional light will cause the glass in the lens to disperse the light – flare, and affect the quality of the image.
The flare will wash out color and reduce contrast. It is not always so obvious as in this example, where I was very consciously playing with the sunlight to see how far I could push my lens. I was previsualizing a glorious sunrise moment and trying every trick I could think of. More at the end of the post. Continue Reading →