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:iconperrydesign:
PerryDesign Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!:clap:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thank you :)
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:iconthefunnyspider:
TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photograph, love the sun rays in here so much :3
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Thanks a lot ;)
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:iconthefunnyspider:
TheFunnySpider Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome :D
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   General Artist
stunning light and colours :)
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thanks a lot ;)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   General Artist
:nod:
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xX--MissTy--Xx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks very fake .. i have never seen any sunrays like this in reality.
Photoshop?
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
The rays are real, I just enhanced the contrast in PS to emphasize them.
Reality is boring.
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xX--MissTy--Xx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I feel that you enhanced them too much .. not natural anymore .. looks like an angel is coming down through the trees.

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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
So many people, so many opinions.
I can only edit an image the way I like it. It would be foolish to edit it
the way you like it.
It all comes down to personal taste, though I respect yours.
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xX--MissTy--Xx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Off course .. there are just so many pictures of sunrays to be found on DA wich are edited.
Some are just really overdone, No problem .. but would be nice to be honest about it.
All the best .. 




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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Like I said, this is not an untouched image but the rays are real, though emphasized through
contrast adjustments.
I am always honest about that but like your comment on my other image, it becomes
a pointless discussion when people don't believe it.
either way, honest opinions are always appreciated on my side and I respect yours.


take care.
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xX--MissTy--Xx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for explaining .. 
Believe me i want to believe that it is real, but i make lots of photo's of nature myself and never
get results like that. I only see tutorials on the web about creating realistic rays out of nothing with PS.
And when i raise the contrast it still doesn't look like this.

How do you capture rays like that? By using a tripod and a low shutterspeed?
I make photo's without tripod and use ISO 400 Aperture f/11 and shutterspeed 1/40. (this can vary a little of course)
Please tell me how to do this, i would really appreciate it.
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
The circumstances have to be just right and I often go out there and find sunrays that are really weak.
getting up early on a day when it is promised to get very warm gives you the best chance of strong sunrays in my experience.
I do use a tripod and long shutterspeeds and combine them if necessary with other exposures in postprocessing
but most of the time I use a single exposure and enhance the contrast in PS. Some photographers use dodge and burn as well.
That's all there is to it.
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013

Beautiful!

~Blostma1:blackrose:


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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thank you :)
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013

You're welcome!

~Blostma1:blackrose:

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demoszick Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
woooaaaawwwww a piece part of heaven
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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fandomgirl713 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Beautiful. Just Beautiful.
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you very much!
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GaiusNefarious Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Erg mooi :)
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Dank je wel GN ;)
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LiveInPix Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work !
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thank you very much!
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So amazing!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks a lot :)
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :heart:
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FilomenaBento Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It can be seen why the ancients thought the sun was a God ...
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I can't blame them either :)
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MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Photographer
Great light, very nice! :clap:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thank you! :)
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SerenaSchwinge2acc Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you've been featured here: [link]
(right side) :) awesome artwork!
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thank you very much Serena :)
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SerenaSchwinge2acc Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome dear! :)
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Jonarts Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
greatly captured! The rays are breathtaking!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconjonarts:
Jonarts Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure :)
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Adembenemend!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Dank je wel Julien :)
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1001G Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
excellent
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thanks so much
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RoseRed77 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thank you!
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DementionThree Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful shot, i love it.
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thank you very much!
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I adore the trees :)
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
That makes two of us :)
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Aug 1, 2011, 7:42:08 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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