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Old Jun 8, 2007, 5:56 AM   #1
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I hate to start off the challenge with an archival shot, but the meterological prognisticators say I'm not going to have any fresh rays to play with for a few days. I took this pair of shots at the end of a practice while the players were doing their distance running, and I was struck by the effect of the sun trying to burn its way through the clouds.
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Old Jun 8, 2007, 5:57 AM   #2
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Old Jun 8, 2007, 6:29 AM   #3
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Very cool shots.

Your post started as I was going to last night. But, then decided not to post until I have something new. Glad someone else was the one to do it.:-)
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Old Jun 8, 2007, 7:07 AM   #4
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Until last night, I had no idea these types of rays had a name. I just thought it was a cool effect. The time of day we practice and play soccer in the spring gives us an occasional spectacular late afternoon sun, so I have 3-4 rally nice examples of these rays.

Unfortunately, as I type, clouds are gathering and we're getting set for a round of storms with high winds, lightning, and possible hail for several days, beginning about noon today. I have a feeling the only sun's rays I'm going to see will be if I get lucky right after a storm.
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Old Jun 8, 2007, 10:23 AM   #5
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Transojac,

Very good sampling of the sun's rays. Yes, the effect is serendipitous at times.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jun 8, 2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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These are very nice. Early morning and sunset are the best times for the "Corpuscular Rays" or whatever it was that Selvin called them!. Another type of sun ray that Selvin hinted at is wher the sun is shining through an open window into a dark room. The sun reflecting from dust in the air can creat some really striking photos.

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Selvin,

As you're in Hawaii, set us a seriously technical challenge, and use words like 'serendipitous' and 'crepuscular', is it possible you're an astronomer and/or meteorologist?

trojansoc,

Fantastic kick-off for this challenge!

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very nice work, you set a high standard!
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I don't think Selvin has seen Hawaii for a couple months:lol::lol: Where are you this week, Selvin?

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Alan,

Haven't seen you around for some time. I'm actually a newly minted retiree from Hawaii that used to be in the student testing business for the State Department of Education.

I do have a love of things scientific and am probably one of the few that look at the Hubble telescope shots and drool.

As Cal mentioned I've been away from Hawaii for several months. I just returned from Canada back to New York and will be traveling back to to Hawaii in another week or so.

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