#9. "RE: Why are colors washed out?" In response to In response to 8 Mon 31-Dec-12 07:36 PM by elec164
>Flare looks quite different. This is flare: > >
Actually I believe there are two types of lens flare
Some time ago in one of the other forums during a discussion on overall low contrast in an image I learned from a comment made by another Nikonian about veiling flare which would produce the results shown in the OP's example.
Your example shows, I believe, both veiling flare as well as the second type, ghosting flare.