Project Athena - Day 140 (Lens Flare)

You were born to sparkle.

The eyes have one language everywhere.
— George Herbert

The sparkling effect behind little Kian is a different type of lens flare and one I have always avoided by using polarizing filters on my lenses to eliminate the refraction of light and make the water look smooth. Tonight, when I first saw this photo, I knew this image captured the essence of this little guy in a very special way as he is a shining star among the diamonds. I am thrilled with this shot and I know I never could have illustrated this with my normal way of shooting.

His smile is contagious.

Kian Surrounded by Diamonds

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 55-200mm lens • 100mm • F/5 • 1/1250s • ISO 400