I took this photo earlier than my last posted last week.
In this photo I wanted instead to take a larger part of the frame by going to directly insert the reflection of the sun also inside the water
I absolutely love the winter scenery on mountain lakes, here conditions change continuously and every shot can give you totally different look
I closed the shutter to catch the spikes of the sun with the help of a series of shots taken later to eliminate the lens flare, some time ago I also wrote an article that I recommend you read on the topic: 5 useful tips to shoot into the sun direction
Putting the hand on the sun on the camera is a great way to have a shot without any lens flare, this allows you to have a clean shot very usefull to mask out all flares
I digital blended the exposure using TTS Pro, the blend focused mainly on lightening the shadows using the overexposed shot
As I saied on top I used the shot without reflections to eliminate the lens flare on the water and around the rock on the right
I increased the detail by removing the effect on the water, then I added a slight orton effect as I do in practically all my images
As last steps I added a small vignette and pushed up the shadows using luminosity masks
I hope you will find this informations usefull! I like and I’m avaiable to ear feedback from you!
Camera: Nikon D-800
Sigma 24-70 f/2,8 (used at 31 mm)
ISO: 100 at f/13
Software: Photoshop CC2020
Plugin: TTS Pro