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Heaven's rays!


Exposure Date: 2010:02:07 17:50:05;
Make: SONY;
Model: DSC-W220;
ExposureTime: 10/6400 s;
FNumber: f/13;
ISOSpeedRatings: 125;
ExposureProgram: Normal program;
ExposureBiasValue: 0;
MeteringMode: Pattern;
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode;
FocalLength: 15 mm;
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows;

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I am glad to be the first to add few words to this remarkable capture of the sun and its fantastic rays, superb work and of very unique stile with very high quality control over the exposure facing this hot sun and ending with such amazing rays and colors, your composition here is very well thought off and well presenting this image in an outstanding manner.


Thank you for sharing it and wishing you all of the best.

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Impressive take.Your timing was right on to capture just enough of the sun to give this explosive image.Bravo!


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This is a perfect moment captured in a beautiful way.  It reminds me of sun first rays after solar eclipse and the silver line in the cloud and the way light rays are diffracting in this picture is making it even more interesting.  I am wondering if you had time to plan the aperture and exposure time for such a shot but in anycase, it has come together very well.



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Hi Kallol,

Great use of the F/13 stop.

The contrast level between the leading edge of the cloud and the small f-stop created the diffraction effect for the "rays" to be seen. The iris blades close together, with a short focal lens is an excellent way naturally to produce this effect. There are front filters that can also produce similar effects, but with high brightness scenes like shooting the Sun, the use of a small f-stop  accomplishes exposure control and the natural diffraction effect.

Nice work, my friend.

Best Regards,  Mike

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Many many thanks to all of you for your kind visit & nice complements.Truely appreciated.

My warm regards to all of you.


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