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I'd say this was done [or certainly could be done] intentionally in camera. The warm pinkish-orangeish light is likely to be done in post these days, but it's possible to do it with a physical filter. There's actual mist, to throw you off, but it looks like it was just shot straight into a weak sun. This would produce the lens flare [the big circle & ...


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I feel this has some post processing, but most of that "misty" effect is due to the angle of the sun relative to the subject. The sunlight bleeds around the edges of the subject and creates that effect. It is generally something people want to avoid. I have had this effect ruin many shots when i try to photograph someone with sunset in the ...


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Your two images look essentially identical. Here is a map of the difference once one is scaled to match the other: The white is the pixels where the difference in level is 3 or more (difference along contrasting edges is due to rescaling). As far as I can tell the purple bands are in both images, and it indeed looks like banding: A smartphone is not a good ...


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What you are probably seeing is the difference between how your display devices scale down the larger image and how they display the smaller image when you look at it on Instagram. Viewed at the same size, there's no significant difference between the two images.


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