Friday, 24 July 2015

Sydney's Government House

This was my first ever shot of the Government House even though it was one of the famous house in Sydney and so prominently on Sydney's landscape. I was passing it so many times when I was in the Royal Botanical Garden but somehow it just missed me until now.

I have to come back another time to have a look inside the house. With this shot here there was a big lens flair and that meant to happen. I was shooting at a lower f-stop to get the star burst effect from the lens element. The flair was really prominent on the Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8. and if you don't want lens flair then this lens when shooting directly into the sun then you going to get lens flair. For me personally I don't mind the lens flair, it adds character and drama to the shots. Something to experiment with as well. 

With modern days lens, the manufacturer purpose was try to reduce it. I have to blame the "uncreative" photographer for such a plan. If you don't want lens flair then hide the sun or don't shoot straight into it. Problem solved. The colour cast on the lens flair which I don't like then just simple converted to black and white.