Weekly Photo Project - Flare

This weeks project was... Flare

There's not much of a story behind these these two images, so I'll share a little of my thought process while taking them.
On the first image I wanted the sun to be as large as possible, so I chose a longer focal length lens and went to the far side of the pond.
The problem was I also wanted there to be nothing but sky behind the tree so I had to get lower somehow and the only way to do that was to get closer to the pond.
With these constraints the longest focal length I could use was 70mm so that is how it was made.

Theme: Flare | Title: Sunset Flare

The second picture was taken using a 50mm because I wanted to get a shot with the tree's reflection in it.

Theme: Flare | Title: Sunset Flare Over Water