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1000x667px 1.06 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
32 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Sep 3, 2011, 7:46:47 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
Sensor Size
4mm
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CaedyHobbyist General Artist
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I gift you with another critique XD Can you tell I really like your photography?

Here we go, there are quite a few sunray shots that fill the gallery here on deviantArt, but as ~wolfsoul99 said in their critique there aren't many that more often than not make you stop and stare at them for a while to pull in the details that were captured in the image.

This shot is incredible, the composition is fantastic and the layout of the image of itself is stunning and breathtaking. Which is why for vision I am giving five of five stars. Such a simple, natrual image has created a surreal and heavenly aura on the landscape.

Originality, I am going to go half a star higher than the others because the set up is something a bit more original than what I've seen in the past, and the slight distortion in the image makes it a bit more original than other shots.

Technique, four and a half stars because it takes a good eye, and talent to find the beauty in such a simple place and turn it into something almost fairytale in nature. It is somewhere you would think that faeries would flitter through the trees, or there would be a princess stepping out of the trees surrounded by animals or something along those lines.

Impact, has got to be no less than four and a half stars from me because of the ethereal quality of this image. It stirs the urge to go back and reread fairytales that I've not touched in ages, or create one of my own with this heavenly place as a backdrop for one of the scenes.
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alexis0599Hobbyist Writer
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Its hard to say something that hasn't been repeated... but this beautiful. Like wolfsoul99 said 'its a storybook scene come to life' This vibrant picture captures beauty and imagination. I have to show this to my cousin and see where her imagination takes us. The leaves on the ground are quite pretty a carpet around the tree. You should really make this a print. I would love to post this up in my room. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> I hope the park really is as breath taking as it is in your photo. Keep up your great work and find even more things to photograph!
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thank you very much. :)

Oh, sure, just got this as a print at work, it looks great. :D
Will upload it later as a print.

:heart:
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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

There are quite a lot of sunray shots on this website, but very few that can make you really stop and stare for a while.

I have to say that this is one of the most incredible shots I have scene of this kind of setting. Such a simplistic nature shot, yet absolutely stunning. The white light almost creates a heavenly affect, and the way your camera slightly distorted it in the bottom corner and created a rainbow splash adds to the picture rather than taking away.

The way the light filters through the trees is ethereal, and the colors are so vibrant and full of life that they seem to come off the page. It's a storybook setting come to life. The forest behind seems endless from this view, and the way that the pure white sunlight contrasts with the softer, gray-green colors of the far trees creates a very soothing feeling, yet everything else is still seen sharply.

Altogether, you have done a fantastic job. It takes talent to spot such beauty in a simple place. This piece is gorgeous.
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thank you very much for your kind words. ♥

It's actually just a little city park, so nothing big. :'D
DavidSchermann's avatar
DavidSchermannHobbyist Photographer
starkes foto!
was mich daran interessiert, muss es dazu nebelig sein? oder wie kommen diese rays zustande? danke!
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Danke! (:

Also so weit ich das mitbekommen habe muss es in der Nacht kalt sein und in der Früh muss es warm sein und die Sonne scheinen. Dann erhöht sich die Luftfeuchtigkeit evtl. und bricht das Licht, oder wie man es auch nennen mag. Wenn man den Nebel sehen kann und die Sonne scheint funktioniert es eigentlich immer aber es geht auch wenn es nicht nebelig ist, es muss halt 'feucht' sein, afaik.
Am besten funktioniert es auf jeden Fall gleich nach Sonnenaufgang, also ziemlich früh. (:
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DavidSchermannHobbyist Photographer
aaaah, ja klingt logisch! Vielen dank für deine ausführliche antwort!
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JackieStarSisterProfessional General Artist
Oh my gosh. That's amazing, how you captured the actual beams of light. Excellent job.
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thank you! (:
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bookperson415Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful... You really captured this scene..... I see it all the time outside but never in a photo.
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thank you! (:
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AlanSmithersHobbyist Photographer
fantastic lighting
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thanks. ;D
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OpticalIlluzensHobbyist Writer
Hi there, you've been featured! :squee: :iconinyourmindseye: [link] sorry it took so long to tell you, fell behind schedule :)
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
thanks. :D
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atelophobiax3Hobbyist
amazing! :heart:
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thank you! :)
DaNish56's avatar
Really awesome. I want to be there. Like right now :)
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thank you!
ani89's avatar
So calm and peaceful
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PatrickRuegheimer Photographer
Thanks!
ani89's avatar
no problem
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