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72 Hour Challenge: Crepuscular Rays

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by tanngrisnir3, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    For those wonder what those might be:

    Crepuscular rays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Crepuscular rays (play /krɨˈpʌskjələr/) in atmospheric optics, are rays of sunlight that appear to radiate from a single point in the sky, specifically, where the sun is. These rays, which stream through gaps in clouds (particularly stratocumulus) or between other objects, are columns of sunlit air separated by darker cloud-shadowed regions. The name comes from their frequent occurrences during crepuscular hours (those around dawn and dusk), when the contrasts between light and dark are the most obvious. Crepuscular comes from the Latin word "crepusculum", meaning twilight.[1]

    For example, the light that seems to emanate from Mt. Williams itself in this shot.

    Pre-Sunset, Mt. Williamson by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr

    Good luck!
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  2. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    E-P3       13mm    f/4.8    1/2500s    ISO 200

    Colchester Point, Lake Champlain, Vermont. EP3 with Oly 9-18mm @ 9mm
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  3. dcassat

    dcassat Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2011

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15658735">
    E-M5    ---    42mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
    "Centerstage by Dan Cassat (dcassat) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 120%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15658735">Centerstage</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/dcassat">Dan Cassat</a></font>
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  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    I was surprised to find there's not that many shots I have taken recently that fit this theme. This one is outside the back of my friend's blacksmith shop. It's a pretty view, somewhat marred by the scrap cars and shipping containers. Made for an interesting juxtaposition visually!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30940068@N02/7973982990/" title="NY Overnighter 2012-09-09 by jloden, on Flickr"> 7973982990_20ebb570fa_c. "800" height="594" alt="NY Overnighter 2012-09-09"></a>
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  5. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    ill play.

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  6. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    This one was shot from my house on first autumn cloudy day.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/73403162@N00/8074888675/" title="P1060164_HDR.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8074888675_a7f7d6e17c_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1060164_HDR.jpg"></a>
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  7. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
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    E-PL1 with PL20mm, f8, 1/1600 sec, ISO 200
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  8. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium


    I hope I'm not too late ???

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    from a few days ago
    E-M5 with 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor

    C U,
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  9. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    Shot with OM-D and Canon FD 85-300mm f/4.5. Of all those posted thus far, I think my favorite is the one just above this post. Really great shot.

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  10. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Seeing all these great shots makes me want to get out and shoot landscapes. :)  too bad am nursing a bad cold and it's cold out. :( 
  11. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    My initial thought was someone Super Saiyan'd or Kamehameha'd behind the trees. Nice one!
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  12. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Interesting thought. I looked back at the image and although I didn't think that at first, I can totally agree with your Dragonball Z interpretation. :rofl:
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  13. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    DMC-GF1    ---    20mm    f/2.5    1/2000s    ISO 100
  14. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Rest assured, it's a perfectly natural pic ! No superheroes involved !

  15. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
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  16. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
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  17. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010

    I wonder though if you have the shot of what happened next -- you know, where Gandalf shows up after Khazad-dum...?
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  18. martink111

    martink111 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Orange County, CA
    OK I'll try one...

    Heres one from Chino Hills at sunrise from Gilman Peak (GF3 with 45-175x, handheld). A very nice low-light telephoto lens...

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