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Divine Light…

by on Sep.15, 2016, under Life, Photography

Spectacular late afternoon (6PM) light out to sea on Montague Island. One could even say we had divine light, amazing back lit clouds and otherworldly god rays steaming out over the ocean.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 98 mm, 1/250 sec at f/11, ISO 100 x 10 Frames

The scene was so beautiful but subtle I was wondering if I’d even be able to capture the essence of it with the camera. It was as if the hand of the divine reached down and spread their glory across the ocean.

I took a few handheld images of the god rays but alas disappointment. Either I had a closeup detail of some of the rays or a very wide vista of mostly ocean and sky with a very tiny strip in the middle. Neither gave the grand scene justice.

I decided to try one last thing – a wider stitched panorama with a longer focal length. This would let me convey the grand vista whilst also allowing you to see the detail in the rays. The image here is a stitch of ten (10) frames taken at 98mm handheld.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

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