09.04.2012 Crepuscular Rays

Sunday did not go as planned.  But as I was thinking of heading home and doing my yard chores this happened for a few moments.  There are no guarantees with nature photography, but if you persist and keep looking sometimes nature will present you with something surprising.

This is the view of the Pelham Hills from the parking area at Mount Pollux in Amherst, Massachusetts.




About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 09.04.2012 Crepuscular Rays

  1. Anita Mueller says:

    Just spectacular!


  2. Everett Davis says:

    Really nice job Steve. How did you meter it so not to blow out the rays and clouds?


  3. Beautiful photograph. There is some mirroring of shapes in the foreground and sky that adds a lot, besides the obvious beauty of that amazing sky.


    • Thanks very much for the comment, David. For some reason, I don’t get to photograph too many spectacular skies around here. They happen, but usually on a day job morning
      And thanks for jumping through the hoops to leave your comment..


  4. Greg Russell says:

    Beautiful! I love this type of light and you captured it masterfully. This is a good illustration of something I struggle with. Sometimes, especially when I’m tired, I will see something interesting and not pull over to the side of the road, only to wish later that I had. I need to break myself of that very bad habit. You did well here, and set a great example for us… 🙂


    • Thank you Greg. I’m guilty of that just as much most of the time. You know, having yardwork to look forward to makes staying out there a bit easier.
      If I am a good example the world is in a heap of trouble. 🙂


  5. Mark says:

    I noticed the same mirroring as David and think it always adds that extra touch in images like this. Very nice. I also finally learned the technical name for those rays!


  6. quabbinite says:

    Steve, incredible shot here. Have you ever considered shooting sunrise of the Miller’s River in Orange over the bridge? I did that for about 2 days a week for over a month during Autumn as the sun lines up well with the river that time of year. My profile picture is one of those shots I got, FYI.


  7. I saw your name over on Andrew’s blog and your comment. Gee , you are a very talented man. All that I have looked at are spectacular.I wish that I had discovered you months ago.


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