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©2008 Alexander Nail. Do not use this image in any fashion without my prior permission

This shot was taken trespassing in a farmers feild. I do this probably more than I should in order to get the shot that I want, but I try to avoid it if there are livestock around. I spent the night before camping on the moor and it was a bit disappointing because the sunset and sunrise themselves were a letdown.

There was a thin mist in the air which made these wonderful sunrays just about an hour after sunrise.

The composition mostly involved moving my head everywhere around the trees shadow to find the point at which the rays were at their strongest. I then sorted out the framing of the image, and later cropped to reduce the impact of the trees you see to the top left and right.

The processing involved contrast adjustments (primarily to cut through the flare around the edge of the tree but also to slightly enhance the rays) as well as exposure blending to recover some of the lost highlights to the right of the image
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AndieD17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Hi Alex, 
I have a project for my independent art class to find ordinary things that artist have  turned extraordinary, I choose to do mine on trees this is a wonderful picture it's so beautiful, I was wondering if I could use it for my project?
Thanks in advance for your consideration :)
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AndieD17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Dear Alex, 
I have a project for my independent art class to find ordinary things that artist have  turned extraordinary, I chose to do mine on trees this is a wonderful picture it's so beautiful, I was wondering if I could use it for my project?
Thanks in advance for your consideration :)
Andrea 
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Mariana1989 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Hi Alex,

My grandfather is writing his memoirs and he is making copies to give as a gift to my entire family. He wanted a tree that represented 'life' as the cover and he loved Oak Sunshine. He wanted to know if he could use it, since it's not a book that will be commercialized, only seen by my family.
Thanks in advance and congrats, you have beautiful photographs.
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djfol523tt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014

Hello Alex37, I love your trees!!! I have a ministry in which I give out free audio CDs of the Bible. I usually use LightScribe discs, so I'm constantly looking for different photos to use. I would appreciate it so much if you would allow me to use "Oak Sunshine" as one of my disc labels. If I find others in your portfolio that I would like to use for the same purpose, will I need to ask you for permission for each one? Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks very much for your time!


Peggy

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page888 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo! May I post it on my website? I'm happy to give you credit for it. I'm an acupuncturist and I like to feature art on my site.
Thanks!
Page Morrison
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iamnorazzah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Hi Alex,

You have a keen eye for capturing defining moments like this magnificent oak tree in the early morning sun. I would like to seek your permission to use this image in my project to illustrate the goodly tree. I'll attribute the source to you as part of fair use. Hear the good news from you soon. Thank you very much!
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Nestor-Pavlovsky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know where the Heaven silent lay..
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LubnaSA Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Dear Alex,

I am not sure you have received my request below; would you kindly let us know whether or not we use this photo and if we have to buy it, what is the rate and means of payment?


Thank you and best regards,

Lubna
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LubnaSA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Dear Alex,


This is a great photo. We are a public relations company based in Amman, Jordan. We would like to use your photo for our website, still under construction, would you mind we use it? Can we buy it from you?

Thank you in advance,
Lubna 

lubna.abdelhaq@advvise.com
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JackieAM Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
That's brilliant! Thanks Alex!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure
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JackieAM Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Hi Alex, I love your photo of the oak tree. It captures a beautiful morning moment.
I am involved in a small charitable counselling service in Dorset, and I would like to use your photo on our new website. When people come for counselling, it can feel like they're walking through a mist, and I like the way the light is beginning to shine through the mist in your photo. Would you mind if we used your photo in our website, and possibly in our leaflet too? Would you make a charge for this kind of use?
Best wishes,
Jackie
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Alex37 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Jackie, my images a free for use to charities provided they are not distributed for use. So yes, you can do both.

Alex
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mckinneygrl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Mr. Nail
This is a very beautiful picture! I would like to ask your permission to use this in a photo essay I have to write for an Art Appreciation class. I would like to know what type of camera was used and the approximate month and location if at all possible. I appreciate any help that you might me able to give me.
Thank You,
Kim Gilmore
mckinneygrl@yahoo.com
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Kim,
No problem, you can use the image for your class. This was shot in September near Bovey Tracy, Devon, England, UK.
All the best,
Alex
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
your beautiful art is featured [link]
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freshaire Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Lovely tree and field
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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ounda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Hello Alex,

wunderfull impression, i also used your photo ion my facebook page, hope thats ok, if not, please answer me, username: ounda
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DeVilleLover Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
very nice
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Elphiexx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I used your photo im my profile picture on my facebook page, hope you dont mind, its really beautifull, couldnt resist www.facebook.com/bombsandbutterflies.blog
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Tails-155 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here :D

Be sure to check out the others and maybe favorite a few pics!
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mojoncio Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
i use your picture as reference for a tattoo..hope you don,t mind [link]
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Alex37 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool nice one
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mojoncio Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
thanks to your photo!
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mojoncio Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
i use your picture as reference to make a tattoo..hope you don,t mind! [link]
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spider-inge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
:wow: ... beautiful picture :clap:


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syrinxboy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Photographer
Your work is really very, very good!
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MisfitxSky Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Do you mind if I use this for a project for school? There will only be one paper ran off, and at the end of it--I get to keep it and probably won't use it at all?
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Synthetic-Reality Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My gosh....
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Photographer
Just fantastic, really lovely rays and colors!
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BICEDonetck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Very positive, happy and charges energy
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12GSuper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Hahah photos are always made so much better with a bit of tresspass involved ;)

Stunning shot, as per usual. You work so well with mists and such, I swear this could be out of Lord of the Rings
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Vemutum Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Truly breathtaking
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Miss-English Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
:O Goodness Gracious me, That is beautiful, where was it taken? xx
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arkangel92 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
wow, this is a nice one!
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ShizenKirei Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Unbelievable! Very nice shot! The sunshine... lost for words.
Which filter do you use for those photos?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There is no filter. It's light
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Mortel3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow.
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NoeliaRaincloud Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   General Artist
WOW!!!
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hippiequeen6961 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
absoloutley epic
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Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
WOW!!!
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Thipvoquenot Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Photographer
Nicely done. I'm familiar with the 'moving my head everywhere' technique. It works quite well.
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ccaarrriiee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
absolutely amazing!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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therevescent Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! :O
This is so beautiful.
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TrueDragon13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Writer
Gorgeous! The light and scenery is simply breathtaking!
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kyriansaga Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010   Photographer
Breathtaking.
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XxIndoxX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you take this shot at? Oh and beautiful picture :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, It was taken in Devon England
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