At a 4th of July cookout and just fooling around - took a pic of some friends , was trying to get the big barn in the background. The sun was pretty strong and I had to crop due to horrible lens flare (plus I completely blew out the sky - terrible shot really!! I should be ashamed to post!) but they are really good friends and were saying that they hardly have any pictures of themselves (just their kids!).... Much rambling - sorry - my question is: I used a gradient mask (saw this suggested by Peano for another poster looking for selective color - thanks Peano for steps!) and then painted over the rainbow to show it in the color it was originally (flare???) - does it just look totally fake? NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/11.0    1/500s    ISO 2000 Thanks!!