A fellow blogger, describing one of his shots, said something like:
"This is one of my favorite photos I've taken of Venice, because I feel that I have captured some of the magic. Technically, I would have liked to avoid the flare, but it doesn't detract too much."
So I thought I'd post a pic where lens flare is an absolutely integral feature of the photo, which would be immeasurably poorer without it.
But as mentioned before in these columns, Again, it's a case of having the effect both obvious and sophisticated enough that the viewer realises you 'meant to do it'
If it's just a case of pointing the camera without judging what the light and composition are doing, then people will just think that you are crap.
© Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free 2005