“Scar” was eating away calmly when he got spooked & took off like a bat out of HELL! He almost skipped across the water like a thrown stone! Than after a few seconds,he was chewing away calmly again! I think he heard something in the forest behind him? The wind was up a bit & the forest does make sounds.
That beam of light going straight up into the sky is created by bending light from tiny flat crystals of ice!
The ice crystals look like flat dinner plates & bend the light towards the viewer!
The God Rays are simply because of clouds blocking the light in one area & allowing it through in another.
The harbour had some nice God rays happening and I waited for this boat to come by in the foreground.
The Miss Danielle was heading out and I got these God rays in the background behind her.
To get God rays you basically need clouds that are very close together. Small holes in between the clouds allow sunlight to get through and than you need the projection screen.
Which is moisture! You need high humidity,or alot of dust suspension. This beams will come through and the projection screen of moisture lights up!
The Browning Passage was coming into the harbour at sunset and I got these God rays in behind.
You need to be creative when you don’t get the light you want!
I got lucky and the clouds were great. We call these kind of clouds “God Rays”. I’m sure you understand why!
The only foreground subject I could find was this Paddle Surfer. I didn’t have enough time to get over to the far south side of Frank island and shoot the Lighthouse with these Rays above it. I was too far north to get them over the Lighthouse.
These two were heading back in after a evenings surf. A paddle surfer is in the background.
I found a solitary surfer. I guess the waves were alittle large. A few guys at Cox Bay did nothing but stand looking at the waves for awhile.
This is as close as I got to getting those God Rays over the Lighthouse. I think I would of had to of been a lot further south to line the two up.
I’m not even sure if this is called “Paddle Surfing”.
At any rate. He served as a subject. Better than nothing!
I was shooting anybody and everything while these clouds were out. I wasn’t too happy about my subject material,but you take what you can get!
The two in the center were just coming out of the water. A paddle surfer can be seen in the back left and a normal surfer on the right hand side.
These clouds are showing what I call God Rays. Beams basically!
I love this kind of light. However,when they happen you have to be at a spot that has something in the foreground! It’s fantastic for wallpaper,but on it’s own it’s mediocre at best!
I always joke with my friends when I see something like this ,that it would look much better with a nice nude out in front!
Something like that could elevate this shot into a much higher state of eye candy!