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Sun Rays in the Western Sky

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by KFSullivan, May 9, 2011.

  1. On my way to a lacrosse game this past Friday evening I saw these sun rays poking through the clouds over a farm field. I liked the look so I decided to shoot a few frames and see how they turn out.

    The farm field was underexposed in this shot, and so I ran it through Dynamic HDR first to recover the shadows as well as provide some pop. I then did some final adjustment, filters, and NR in Capture NX2.

    Photo taken with D300 and Nikon 70-200 VR. SS 1/200 at f9.

    Thanks for viewing. :smile:

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  2. Pete, I like the pop!
     
  3. Thanks, Kris. Great photos on you Flickr account!
     
  4. nextelbuddy

    nextelbuddy

    Jul 15, 2010
    atlanta
    i like the shot i just wish dynamic HDR didnt blow out the highlights piercing through the clouds initially, wish they were just a tad bit darker.
     
  5. sektor 11

    sektor 11

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    Oct 12, 2010
    cincinnati
    Remember going to church as kids and on the bible or the "song book" it always had pictures similar to this (not as good though). My sisters and I would always say "there's god!" whenever we saw sun rays bc of it. Good shot or maybe I meant God shot!
     
  6. Shawn, I agree. Thanks for commenting.


    I have those same memories from my childhood. Thanks for commenting!
     
  7. jadlh

    jadlh

    Mar 6, 2008
    USA, Michigan
    A great way to make some of that flat farm land beautiful, nice catch.
    We sure could use some more sunshine this spring, it's been a cold one on our side of the pond as well as yours. Hopefully we get more of a taste of summer soon.
     
  8. Jadlh, thanks for commenting. The farm land does start to roll as you move north and west of Madison.

    You are right on regarding the weather, but good news is on the way. We finally broke 80 degrees today, so I suspect you may have this in your neighborhood tomorrow. Now if it will stay for more than one day. :smile:
     
  9. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Heck Of A Shot Pete!
     
  10. KDann

    KDann

    227
    Mar 11, 2008
    Texas
    Love the colors in this one! :smile:
     
  11. Thanks, Steve. Glad you like it.

    I appreciate the comment, Kenny.
     
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