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Old Jun 11, 2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Sunset at my favorite refuge. The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge.


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Old Jun 11, 2007, 2:11 AM   #2
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Fantastic picture, but I think the 'rays' were generated in the lens here.

I have lots of archive photos along these lines (but seldom as beautiful), and my non-photographic friends used to call them 'Tyson specials',I did it so often.

However, since my first digicam, I have never been able satisfactorily to reproduce the sunrise or sunset effect - I always get an nasty bright line through any really bright light source if it's in the frame. I think it may be something to do with the physical dimensions of the aperture. Any ideas?

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Very peaceful. Break out the lawn chairs and just sit back and enjoy the show.

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Old Jun 11, 2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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This is a great shot but I agree with AlanT. The "rays" are being generated in the lens. It is refraction of the bright sun by the leaves of the aperture iris.

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Old Jun 11, 2007, 9:45 PM   #5
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Alan, thank you for the kind compliment. Yes, the lens refraction does dominate the shot. But, in my defense, if you look way over to the right you can see a faint ray peaking through the gap in the mountains. Weak, I know, but I just thought I would point that out. Thanks for your coments all.
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