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Shafts of golden light.

Light and shadow at sunrise.

Light and shadow at sunrise.
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moanabennett PRO
moanabennett April 07, 2018
Absolutely beautiful wonderful place to start your day
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Drews-images April 07, 2018
Thank you, beautiful light never ceases to amaze me.
lljubadjordjevic PRO
lljubadjordjevic July 28, 2018
My goodness what a spectacular and energetic moment in you day.. beautiful
danmoran PRO
danmoran December 29, 2018
Congrats on your win. So tough picking a winner with so many entries. This is an amazing picture.
thunderlake December 29, 2018
Congratulations! Outstanding image!!
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margaretgodfrey December 29, 2018
Fabulous capture, congrats on winning Challenge :)
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Eduardbetz December 30, 2018
Congratulations ! I like the sun rays coming from the top of the tree..

Behind The Lens

I took this shot when I stopped for a few days at my Sisters house in Shropshire, UK. This is at the bottom of the garden. I was there to cover a friends wedding. It really was being in the right place at the right time, the tree later got blown down in a storm.
I was up quite early and started to load some wedding photographs onto my computer. While they were loading I made a coffee and went to sit in the garden to drink it. The sun was coming up nicely through some trees at the time, I grabbed my camera and took this shot as the sun rose above some trees a little further back and shone on this one. I think the shot time was about 07:00.
I think the light speaks for itself. It was strong enough to to give good definition between the light and shadow areas. It was casting beautiful golden rays of light between the branches onto the garden. The shadows that are created are well defined, one of those beautiful moments in time.
The shot was taken with a Canon 50d with a 17-85 lens.
I am always on the look out for shots, guess 40 years of practice makes you keep focused. It means the camera is always ready to go. Think it was Malcom Gladwell that wrote that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become very good at something, I must be well on my way to that by now.
The post processing was quite basic tweaks. It is only recently that I have spent more time experimenting in Lightroom blending images etc.
In my camera bag
I did use a full frame dslr, but with that and backup equipment plus 3 lenses when I was out walking it really was getting very heavy. I am not getting any younger so had a think about it and most images that I take go on the internet, why do you need full frame for that? Most of my images are only printed to 20 in X 16 in and a C sensor will easily manage that. I moved back the C sensor and lighter lenses and I don't quite feel as old when I am out walking with my rucksack on. Now I cover most things with a quite basic and lightweight Nikon D3300 a 18-55 lens and a 55-200. I also carry a few filters as being old school I still love to do things in camera. It is all carried in a Lowe Pro 150 rucksack. I usually carry a Sirui travel tripod with me which is more than capable of holding a c sensor camera still.
Go out there and practice, practice and practice some more.

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