Sunbeams

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Peter Chant, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Peter Chant

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    Sunbeams high in my back garden this evening. Are these normal or due to
    the ash? Truth be told I don't look this closely as the sky for long enough
    to note if we normally see this.

    http://www.petezilla.co.uk/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2815

    When I have more time I ought to go through the photos I just took and do a
    bit of more sympathetic post processing.
     
    Peter Chant, Apr 19, 2010
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    me, Apr 19, 2010
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  3. Peter Chant

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    These were high in the sky, streaming high up, rather than toward the
    ground.

    Glorious red-orange sunset - definitely something going on there -
    unfortunately didn't have my camera at the time!
     
    Peter Chant, Apr 19, 2010
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  4. Peter Chant

    Me Guest

    They are crepuscular rays - not uncommon even without high altitude
    volcanic ash, but that may well be a contributing cause.
    I took a shot (I think I posted a link here a while ago, but here it is
    again http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20493627 ) of antecrepuscular rays,
    the rays diverge again toward the horizon when facing away from the sun.
    As with many subtle lighting effects, what the eye (and mind) sees and
    what the camera is able to capture may not be the same. Some
    post-processing (levels - brightness / contrast) is usually needed to
    capture closer to what the eye sees.
    It's a good idea (IMO) to post process when the memory of the scene is
    fresh in your mind, as it is to take particular note of what can
    actually be seen by the eye WRT dynamic range of a scene.
     
    Me, Apr 19, 2010
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  5. Peter Chant

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    Nice!
     
    Peter Chant, Apr 19, 2010
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