Amazing "God Rays" with Oly 75mm

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PhilS, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Phil Savory
    My daughter spotted this scene while we were driving over to a friends house and luckily I had my camera in the back of the car.
    She insisted I stop. Fortunately I did..

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  2. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Ellicott City, MD
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    I love the shot and have seen this effect once in a while. It is beautiful.

    In my travels, I would have suggested stopping for a photo and my daughter would have complained about stopping.... You have a smart daughter.
  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
  4. geoawelch

    geoawelch Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2011
    Well done - good you had the camera - more importantly an insistent daughter
  5. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
  6. mf100

    mf100 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Sawbridgeworth, England
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    I'm always seeing great photo opportunities driving to work, but never remember to take my camera with me and even if I did it'd be far to inconvenience / difficult to stop and get the right framing etc.
    Nice to see that you had the camera with you.
  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    The desire to have a camera with me always was what got me into u43 in the first place. I bought an e-pl5 and a small bag - wherever I go, it goes too. I liked the IQ from it so much, I bought an e-m5 and sold all my Canon gear!
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  8. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2012
    I remember visiting Stonehenge in the UK and when we were leaving I saw something similar (though not nearly as dramatic as what you have captured). I asked my host to pull over so I could take a few shots.
  9. Jeff1:1

    Jeff1:1 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 2, 2013
  10. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Your daughter has a good eye!
  11. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Phil Savory
    Crepuscular Rays - .. thanks jeff1:1 :)
  12. Superstriker#8

    Superstriker#8 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    Wow, nice shot! I've seen that effect before too.
  13. phl0wtography

    phl0wtography Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 15, 2011
    That, or like the French or us German speaking folk call them: Fingers of God

    Quite common phenomenon in Central Europe. Especially in summer when they occur on a nearly daily basis (as long as there are some clouds)
  14. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    God-like rays from a god-like lens!
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  15. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
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    Awesome shot! The best camera is indeed the one you have with u at moments like this.

    Sent from my trusty Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  16. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The lens is from Olympus! The mountain of the Greek gods.