This contest is for your photos showing lens flare. Sometimes lens flare can ruin images but occasionally they can be magical and really enhance an image. Usually occurring by accident, they can sometimes can be created deliberately within the camera. It is also possible to create the effect in post processing, which is also allowed in this contest.
For anyone unsure - lens flare refers to a phenomenon wherein light is scattered or flared in a lens system, often in response to bright light, producing a sometimes undesirable artefact within the image.
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