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"God Rays" over the Flint Hills

Copyright David Seibel, 2008 (#1083) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Exposure: 1/160 sec, f/16, ISO 100
Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4L at 32mm
Date: December 26, 2008
Location: Near Bazaar, Chase County, Kansas, USA

Description: Technically known as crepuscular rays, shafts of light like these were dubbed "God rays" by my daughter when she was very young, and I still like the name. This photo is a high dynamic range (HDR) composite of multiple exposures spanning a total of four stops; the shutter speed listed here is the median value.