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Is this the world's funniest lens flare? | by gray1720
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Is this the world's funniest lens flare?

Taken with my Photax Blinde on Fuji Neopan 100. I've always studiously avoided shooting anywhere near the sun but when this horse started looking interested I decided on the spur of the moment to try a shot straight into the sun and see what happened. This is the result (and yes, the horizon is wonky!).

 

Here's the camera: flic.kr/p/6qgqMh

 

The strange Hasselbladesque nicks in the image edge are a result of the camera's construction, with the lens in a tube that screws out. The rear of the tube is wider than the film gate, so it was made with a gap in either side which was then filled with a small piece of Bakelite glued in. It's the edges of this that show up.

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Taken on December 15, 2012