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Toward the Light

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Sun rays emerging from the cloudy sky on U.S. Route 41, north of Chicago, Illinois.

Photo taken November 6, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/321 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm
hdr | sky | clouds | sun | rays

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Dimitrios, think positive. from ATHENS, Greece

it is a most dramatic processing for this sky, well done!

12 Feb 2010 7:08am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow.. looks like a scene for a sci-fi movie... fantastic..

12 Feb 2010 8:36am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Still a great achievement is superb Steven

12 Feb 2010 9:21am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

One word: Stunning!

12 Feb 2010 9:42am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great effect ! The rays coming out of the clouds.... very well done !

12 Feb 2010 10:22am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Whoa, it's a trip! ;-)

12 Feb 2010 12:17pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well Steve those rays of light certainly take centre stage! The whole looks as though it has been shot through a plate glass window, you have done well to hold back the reds and the warmth and to keep the colour temperatures down. The blue/green cast kinda works for me.

12 Feb 2010 1:53pm

@Curly: It was shot through the windshield of my Honda, while my knees took over the steering wheel. But the curve ahead did pose somewhat of a challenge. :-)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

so beautiful sky :)

12 Feb 2010 2:16pm

marc from Granby, Canada

oh wow...splendid capture!

12 Feb 2010 3:32pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great 1 Rays are fabulous capture !

12 Feb 2010 3:52pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Excellent HDR.

12 Feb 2010 5:04pm

Jean-Michel from Herstal, Belgium

it's a nice HDR effect we get here. Good processing.

12 Feb 2010 5:42pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I'll leave off my (expletive) exclamation but it's a fantastic photo!

12 Feb 2010 5:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous sky!

12 Feb 2010 5:51pm

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

wish i wa there 2 ...
its a wonderful pic

12 Feb 2010 6:26pm

Florence from Paris, France

What a great dramatic mood ! Thrilling.

12 Feb 2010 7:19pm

Jean Jacques from France

Magnifique, c'est la cata!
Bonne soirée,

12 Feb 2010 9:00pm

Jacqueline from Belgium

splendid these rays of light diffuses through the clouds, very beautiful photograph and very expressive :))

12 Feb 2010 9:55pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice shot very well captured

12 Feb 2010 10:18pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Awesome sun rays!

13 Feb 2010 12:49am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

HDR shown at its best advantage. Great photo & processing.

13 Feb 2010 4:09am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

really Nice, are you Iranian?! I saw your words in Mohsen's Page/

13 Feb 2010 5:47am

Viorela from Galati, Romania

woooow !!! fantastic...beautiful...

13 Feb 2010 8:02am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Well done! I like how the HDR treatment pronounces the rays of light.

13 Feb 2010 9:52am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful photograph, the rays are visible, beautiful catch of sight, cheer!

13 Feb 2010 2:26pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, love the rays

13 Feb 2010 4:03pm

Marzieh from Tehran, Iran

very very nice. enjoyed a lot Steven. thank u

13 Feb 2010 6:33pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

VERY cool!

13 Feb 2010 6:59pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

wonderful light! very nicely processed!

13 Feb 2010 8:02pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Wow, great photo, nice art

13 Feb 2010 8:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing stuff. The sky is incredible.

13 Feb 2010 8:27pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

really amazing!! great job!

14 Feb 2010 1:24am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Awesome effects, that sky gives us something to think about !

14 Feb 2010 10:11pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Ok, I already comment on this one, but I like even more this viewing then last time I saw it (maybe I use a better screen now). It is a superb photo!

1 Mar 2010 8:49pm

Adam from Adelaide, Australia

Stunning processing!

8 Apr 2010 12:51pm