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light flare among trees in golden hour

Golden hour, St Albans, May 2020

light flare among trees in golden hour
light flare among trees in golden hour

And a mid-afternoon sunburst:

Sunburst through trees

All of these images were taken with a vintage lens, the Helios 44-2, which is known for its flare and its amazing, swirly bokeh. Well worth grabbing one for yourself and trying out something a bit different.

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own flare or flair post.
To join the challenge, please use pingback by putting a link in your post to the URL of this post, allowing others to have the opportunity to visit and join the challenge.  Then come back here and leave us a comment.
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Thanks to everyone who brought us a dream last week. Special thanks go to Janet for such a beautiful dream; Elke for some cuddly images plus great words; and Ken for a beautiful panorama shot that is now in my dreams.

If you didn’t have chance to check them out, the links are below.

big wheel Margate


Next week’s theme will be patchwork.
Other forthcoming themes are listed here, and to see previous weeks of this challenge, click here




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 31 May 2020

Posted as part of  One Word Sunday


59 replies »

  1. hi debbie, again wonderful and interesting pictures that we are presenting here, i really like them. here is my contribution to the weekly challenge,
    many greetings robert


  2. Pingback: Flare | nowathome
  3. Beautiful images, Debbie. I was going to go in the same direction but thought that might be a popular choice so of course I had to be contrary. Three hours and it will be live and I’ll be sleeping soundly. Thanks for the special mention above. It’s much appreciated.


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