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Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by grooski, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. grooski

    grooski TPF Noob!

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    Is there a tecnique to make the sun rays that come out from the clouds more defined and easier to see. Or is that just the timing, the exposure, or just the great lighting?
     
  2. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    A lot of that and maybe a skylight filter.
     
  3. simnine

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    I find that it is easiest to capture rays in the morning when the sun is heating up the dew.
     
  4. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    I get good results with skies using B&W with red, green and yellow filters.
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would agree - use filters. Have several handy and, when faced with a great-looking sky, try them all and keep an exposure log so you'll know which effect was from which filter. Decide which one is giving you the effect you like best. That's the best way to figure it out, really.

    I think I'm a bit of a freak, because not only do I love seeing strong sunrays in images, but (most of the time) lens flare looks artsy to me. Sometimes it changes the whole mood of an image, elevating it into something more, though I appreciate it is widely viewed as a flaw or bad composure. To that I say loudly: "pfffffttttt!" :p

    I do not fear the sun. :sun:
     
  6. StvShoop

    StvShoop TPF Noob!

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    tweak the curves in ps :wink:

    *tweak* *tweak*
     
  7. GerryDavid

    GerryDavid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I seen the color filteres recommended, but what if your using color film or color dslr?
     
  8. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    My sig has that kinda sunburst affect.
     

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