One good thing about photographing a sunset is that everything keeps changing and, if the conditions are right, some amazing effects reveal themselves. In this, the last in this short series, the sunís rays were bursting through the cloud cover in many more places than the previous two images with incredible intensity.
In order to gain the maximum impact in this pic, the camera settings were such that the landscape appeared too dark so, in an effort to improve that, I increased the brightness and contrast for that part of the image alone before downsizing and sharpening.
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fabio_ts (13696) 2006-05-11 4:02
A really dramatic sky for an evocative composition Tony, great work!!
have a nice day,
sergio1 (12152) 2006-05-11 11:11
The other excellent sunset shot. I light the ligths and colours. This is a good work.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-05-11 12:43
Wow, this one is great! Very impressive multiple sunrays. Very good composition. I like it.
Janice (4403) 2006-05-12 5:36
This gives us a closer view of the different layers of clouds with the sun's rays shining through them, Tony. I like how you have brightened and contrasted the colours too. Well done my friend,
PC - all fixed and faster too!
alejandroguzman (4684) 2006-05-14 18:15
what a beautiful ray of lights !!!
very well composed, specially in this panoramic view
elmec (12210) 2006-05-15 14:12
That are amazing light lines on Yours photo!
Very good panorama frame!
kittyhawk (1732) 2006-05-18 6:57
Very interesting landscape. I like the effect of the sunlight breaking thrugh the clouds. Very nice scenery. Good work my friend.
bazal (7900) 2006-05-31 12:44
First looking at this picture I thought it was a shot taken in Ireland. The sunbeams going through the clouds are just amazing and you managed the light an optimal way to capture them. In such cases, I totally agree with the solution chosen consisting in under-exposing the land to enhance the sky beauty.
Thanks for sharing.
tobourge (971) 2006-11-30 5:41
Amazing picture! Looks like the sun is fighting to get through the clouds.