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Rays to the West by Alex37 Rays to the West by Alex37
One of the nice things about standing on the western edge fo the moor can be seeing so far into the distance. Often I have stood looking towards Cornwall seeing the weather they are experiencing. This time the sunrays around this part of devon lasted only 10 minutes or so, not enough time for me to find a suitable composition, but the rays over in cornwall went on for almost an hour.

I suspect I will move this to scraps eventually, its not really up to much artically, but I thought I would share it because it was a beautiful moment of light. *Edit I have decided not to :)
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is one of those wonderful photos that just has a touch of color.
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SamNickole12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Featured [link]
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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X3N3TIX Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A perfect shot, any sooner or later and the I bet the photo would never look as good :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well you are right there because I have lots of shots taken both sooner and later, so obviously I agree!

Thanks

Alex
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rmw0228 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Beautiful photo! what amazing shot of the rays :D
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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rmw0228 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
you're welcome :)
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Brettc Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
great layers & sun beams
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jadedcharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Scraps?! This is absolutely stunning! The sun rays, the layers of color and contour on the ground. The composition...


I say bravo to you, sir.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, I will prbably hang on to it.

Alex
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jadedcharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Good to hear!

:salute:

;)
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escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Ah Alex, you captured what I often see and wish I could capture - beautiful!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
point and click!
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escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Bad joke, Alex :P
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well in this case, thats pretty much all it was. I mean you had to be standing int he right place at the right time with the right gear, but other than that the composition and capture are pretty straight forward :)
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escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Smart ass :P
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course!
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justeline Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh man, is that what you consider as scrap material? :faint:
Amazing light Alex :nod:
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah I might keep it
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Mohain Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Cool :)
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grevys Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
simple and effective alex. if the hill layers had been better defined, this would have been fabulous.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, I wonder how many times I would have to see this for that to happen. I suspect it would mean years of trying in all liklihood! Still at the moment I'd be willing to try. THanks Stu

Alex
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grevys Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
maybe some GND combination may get you there sooner?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh well I could do that in processing, but I dont really want to, I would far prefer it to be really there :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
That's some beautiful light you captured here, nicely composed man :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. It's like something out of a dream. :heart:
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :-)
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lori77 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Amazing shot, wonderful colors and composition. I like it... great work! ;)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I cant take too much credit for this one, other than putting myself in the right place at the right time!

Alex
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lakemans Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Nice if a little ott. Worth keeping though to document & showcase the walkhampton plains.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
OTT? In what way? Are you assuming that I have processed this a lot or something? That would be a very wrong assumption...
This is quite a stones throw from walkhamton. This is the Lydford Valley.
Thanks Mark, I think I will hang on to it.

Alex
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lakemans Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Not too far from Walkhampton then....
Are you saying this isnt processed?? Many filters then or just under exposed to exaggerate the rays..?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Underexposure, if you call it that. I would say the rays are correctly exposed. I usually use the term underexposed when referring to an image that is globally underexposed, i.e a technical error, not an artistic choice.

Light shows like this arent regular but they do happen, if you walk up onto the western moor about an hour before sunset at this time of year with broken cumulus your chances get quite good. The intensity of the rays is due to the angles the sun is shining at through the haze <10 degrees.

The only filter I use at the moment is a polariser though I plan to get some grads at some point.

Relative to the size of the moor lydford is quite a way from walkhampton (at a guess 10-15 miles), but its doesnt really matter anyway.
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legalycaro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
A very nice image :clap:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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annzie1991 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
This is gorgeous, I love the lights and the way you see the hills because of the light shining on it that way (I don't know how to say it properly=p)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I know exactly what you mean, sometimes its hard to phrase stuff like that!
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annzie1991 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Especially 'cause I'm not english and I do not know enough words to describe some things;)
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ancoben Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
It is very beautiful, well captured
Anne
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Anne
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the-shining Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The light is amazing and so is the layers in the ground. I think you shouldn't send it to scraps... :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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Taikata Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really love how you capture the brittish ilse in such a beautiful way, your photo's are one of the few things about this country i can really feel proud about, beign english myself, unfortunately all i see is a chav-filled town alot of the time, i know thses sights are out there, i jsut cant reach them as of yet, and when im talking to my friends abroad i can show them your deviant art and prove to them that it is a beautiful place also, not just the area i see alot of the time X3.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Get out to the country!

England is great, there is lots to be proud about in our country. :hug:
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Taikata Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I would, trust me i really would XD; im just in school at the moment and living on the boarder of london. One day though! im planning to travel alot, - and outside of england too. X3
There are indeed alot of things to be proud of in england, its just someitmes hard when people only see the towns =[..and the money issue and stuff..

but theres nothing better for breakfast then a full english!
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sunrays through clouds have to be one of the most beautiful things in the world!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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