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The answers to the linked question address two technical problems, angle of incidence and polarization associated with specular highlights. You should also worry about the clouds, they are way too overexposed and you can't recover details in post. Here's the aesthetic part that answers the last part of your question: Shooting landscapes when the sun is high ...


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The effect could be caused by torsional vibration of the propeller blade. The propeller has a metallic leading edge, which reflects the sunlight especially well. The lower blade which moves towards the camera reflects the light much better that the upper blade that has its shiny leading edge on the far side. The blade on the far side is exposed very ...


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IMHO this is explained by reflections of light which is already a reflection on the waves in the water. You don't see the effect on the other blade because its orientation is different so it doesn't reflect the light from the water towards the camera.


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Given that half the prop is blurred smoothly, I think we can rule out most shutter or strobe effects. The top and bottom halves of the prop are different colors due to the shiny leading edge of the prop. Here is a similar Carbon Cub without the prop spinning, borrowed from the CubCrafters site: From this it can be seen that with the orientation of the plane ...


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Yes, it can damage your camera. Particularly, it can damage the sensor of a camera that does not have an optical viewfinder and that keeps the sensor exposed to provide an image on the LCD screen for composing photographs even faster than it can damage a camera with a mirror and optical viewfinder that protects the shutter curtains and imaging sensor from ...


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The "Brightness" of a flash is characterized by its guide number. The higher the number the brighter. If you are looking at the usual camera-mounted "Cobra" flash, keep in mind that many have a mobile reflector to adjust the width of the beam, a narrower beam yielding a higher GN. The beam width is given in mm, and is the focal length of ...


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Just me, but probably not. LED continuous lighting, particularly if we're talking little panels, tend to have relatively low light output and would be insufficient to match sunlight no matter what camera/lens combination you were using. f/1.4 is nice, but you can buy f/1.4 for MFT, and moreover aperture affects any light source. While it might help brighten ...


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Looking at the right side intake nacelle (from pilot's view), a discontinuity is visible on the top section, as well as some sort of weird trailing shading from the propeller. Because of these, and the fact that this is the most peculiar photo of a spinning prop I have ever seen, I would not rule out post processing as the culprit here; either in-camera, or ...


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I think the key to the correct answer is "What did you expect to see?". For example if you take a shot of a completely green wall with auto white balance: Do you expect the wall photo to be more green or more gray? Auto white balance does not understand what it "sees": It will try to find some "white" and use that as a base. Now ...


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