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  • Ken Warner
    That could work. An extra 4 shots slightly rotated and/or tilted. Then some masking could work. I ll try that plus the hand block.
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 30, 2009
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      That could work. An extra 4 shots slightly rotated and/or tilted.
      Then some masking could work. I'll try that plus the hand block.

      Sacha Griffin wrote:
      > To take care of flare, I generally shoot a second shot at just a small
      > rotation.
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      > When shooting you will notice the position of the flare is relative to your
      > angle to it.
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      > So you can use multiple shots to mask it away. In your shots, you may need
      > to tilt instead of rotate.
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      > I haven't done the complete block out as hans suggested, I think in your
      > case, it might be a bit difficult to blend the actual sun shot, with the
      > rest of them since your focal length is so long you don't have much space
      > for blending it in, then again maybe not.
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      > From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Ken Warner
      > Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:45 AM
      > To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Lake Mary Marina plus self critique...
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      > I try to align my pano head so that the sun is in the middle of one shot.
      > I shoot 3 rows of six. The sun is usually in the top row and middle row
      > right below. About 4 shots with the flare.
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      > It's the shots adjacent (to the side and below) that also give the obnoxious
      > flare.
      > The Sun coming in at an angle to the lens centerline. The lens is a Nikon
      > WC-63.
      > A wide angle converter -- makes the 28mm eq lens on my compact to be about
      > an 18mm eq. Here's a small screen capture of the PTGui project showing
      > the loaded images -- it's about 40kb. You can see the four images that have
      > flare.
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      > http://pancyl.com/images/PTGuiThum.jpg
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      > I'm going to start using a lens hood and see if I can reduce the flare.
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      > Or someday I will buy a better lens. Sort of not worth a lot of effort with
      > the equipment I have now. And I've almost grown to like flare... :-)
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      > panostar wrote:
      >> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>
      > , Ken Warner <kwarner000@...> wrote:
      >>> Not bad for a compact camera -- I think.
      >> A good result. You should deal with flare by taking an extra shot with the
      > the sun masked by your hand or a cardboard disc on a stick. Include the
      > image in the PTGui project but output separately and merge in post
      > processing.
      >> John
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