Is this effect in any way related to Lens Flare?... If you're not certain what I mean, check out this still from Star Trek 2009 (second image in the link)
Or is this unrelated, since this is a photo, and in Star Trek's production, the flare might have been manufactured..?
@frgalvan Interesting. I guess it's not totally unrelated. But obviously they tweak a lot of stuffs during production. The lens flare effect can be generated quite easily. (You can try to make one using softwares such as Adobe After Effects.)
I hope this isn't super dumb, but why are they circles? If we were using pixels, wouldn't they be squares?