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Sunrays between trees

Sunrays between trees
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-01
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, canon 24-105L f/4 IS USM, SanDisk Ext. III 4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-12 7:58
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Points: 79
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This is one of my favorite places for a stroll or bike trip, with the camera in the hand.
November 1 a very nice morning little bit misty in background.

I would find mushrooms middle of the forest, I saw these wonderful sunrays between the trees, took these picture with a lot success.

Drongengoed is the largest contiguous forest in Oost Vlaanderen.
The central part of the forest is a klei rug called 'cuesta' Meetjesland, with the highest point at 29 meters above sea level (in Zomergem).
The substrate consists of an impermeable clay layer with a very thin layer of sand on it and is less suitable for agriculture. For centuries extended here also an immensely inhospitable moorland area. In the exploitation of the forest were two abbeys and the last pieces were active only in the 19th century developed.
At this time we find a mixed forest with heathland relics. Still remember a number of existing plants to the past and moorland: heather, heath, round leaf sundew and heath cartel. Another remarkable plant for the area's blade with his blue-purple flowers. These soils are free acid, for this reason, the evergreen foliage double sailing generally.
The forest is richness in mushrooms and moths. Some strange and beautiful breeding birds are black and green woodpeckers, nuthatch and pied flycatcher.
The raptors are doing well: buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel, hobby, tawny owl, long-eared owl its annual breeding birds.
The beautiful Drongengoed farm whose history dates back to 1242, is located in the Drongengoedbos.

I used a tripod

I wish all visitors a nice weekend.

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1/11/2010 11:05:33
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hallo John
super zo een ochtend foto met de zonnestralen
super kleuren en mooie compositie
groetjes lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-12 8:17]

Hello John,
A beautiful capture of the sunrays seeking their way into a beautiful Beech forest. Very well timed, lovely colours and details and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi John, what a lovely shot you have here. The sun rays with a touch of mist are great! Well done.


Ciao John, fantastic light in a magic forest, wonderful autumnal colors, superb shoot, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Good day John! let me be honest my friend! After all it is obvious what is the problem of that image. Minor camera shake it can be but the result is devastating. I am glad that you have used a tripod here! I hope it is a stable one! In low light landscape images I am always engaging the mirror lock up facility of the camera. It helps to reduce the camera shake from the moving mirror. Try it if you think is useful John!It is working well.
George Veltchev

Hello John,
Fantastic landscape with great colours, light and excelent details.
Excellent moment. Very nice composition, perfect focus and clarity. Outstanding capture.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-12 9:46]

Hello John,
Despite the use of a tripod this image shows slight camera shake. But the effect of the colours, the shafts of light between the trees, the lighting and composition make this an attractive image that conveys the feel of late autumn.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-12 9:50]

Salut John..mais ne c'est pas le meme John de TE,dans cette photo la nettete' est alle' chez elle..eheh..magnifique lumieres et couleurs mais je sais que tu peu faire beaucoup mieux! Mes compliments et bon fin de semaine,Luciano

Halo John,

mooi de zonnestralen gevangen maar persoonlijk had ik een stuk van boven gecropt.
Het is daar aardig uitgebeten door de zon, eigenlijk moet je dit onderbelichten.
Bovendien iets bewogen.
Zelf werk ik met een manfrotto en een draadontspanner.
Mooie herfstkleuren.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-12 11:07]

Hallo John,
Op zich een erg mooie foto in prachtige herfstkleuren. Ik vertel je alleen geen nieuws meer als ik zeg dat hij niet scherp is. Dat hebben anderen ook al gedaan.
Goede compositie en genomen vanuit een erg goed standpunt.
Goed weekend,

Ciao John. Yes! Wondeful autumnal colours. Maybe bit OOF MF! Nice compo.


Such a fine early morning shot presented in eye pleasing square format John, the early sun rays provide an ephemeral air to this autumn scene. Good job my friend.

hello John
what a beautiful scene and landscape shot with beautiful playing sunrays among trees. autumn colors show very beautiful this forest part. light using and composition superb. nicely presented and framed. thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-13 0:52]

Hello John.
A very good crop and presentation. This is such an amazing site to see.The lighting behind the trees stands out so well.I love the rays.Best regards Siggi

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2010-11-13 1:49]

Hallo John,
Prachtig die zonnestralen door de bomen heen. Prachtige herfstkleuren en goede compositie. Deze foto is vanuit een goede hoek genomen. Jammer is dat hij iets bewogen is maar verder een hele mooie plaat.
fijn weekend

Hi John. You always see beautiful light in your landscapes. This one is striking with rays penetrating through the beautiful autumn colors. Nicely composed and shot in pleasing manner. Thanks for sharing and best regards - Jusni

Hi John,
great technique and therefore such a result! I love forests and pictures like this. Nice colours.

Hola John

Precioso otoño, con la caida de las hojas de colores diversos, que son muy agradables a la vista. Una composición estupenda, un poco saturada pero excelente el Punto de vista, con esos rayos de sol incidiendo en el interior del bosque. Una imagen muy bella.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi John

The sun rays have a good effect on the colors of the forest. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the forest during the fall season. well done, have a nice day.


Good Morning John,

Wonderful subforestral scene. It all looks nicely composed.
TFS and greetings from London!


Bonjour John,
Très bonne maitrise de la lumière faisant resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-14 1:02]

Hello John,
how lovely to see the effect of the light in this forest. Pretty scenery with lovely and peaceful calm environment.
Excellent colours and very graphical composition.
I like the ambience of this shot.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-11-15 9:43]

Hi John,
Fall and Forest!
Composition, light and warm colors, and very beautiful.
Best wishes,

Hi John,
Congratulations for the beautiful photo, great atmosphere, beautiful colors and great sharpness, great.
Thanks for sharing

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  • hdl (12)
  • [2010-11-19 3:43]

Dag John, mooie foto van een van je favoriete plekjes. Mooi hoe de zonnestralen door het bladerdak priemen. Mooie evenwichtige compositie ook. Jammer van de beweging maar blijft uiteraard heel goede foto.

Great fall colors John, really like the light rays streaming in from the RT.
Looks like a great place to take your walks :)
Have a nice weekend!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2010-11-20 0:49]

Hi John,
it's beautiful. I like it a lot. Superb autumnal landscape.
Greetings, Aleksander

Hello John,
compliments for the photo, excellent colors, great sharpness and excellent POV.
Very Very nice.
Thanks for sharing
hello Vanni

hello John

a beautiful atmosphere photo from this forest, i love the POV
you choosed and the way you framed the image,
beautiful light, excellent details, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-21 21:19]

Hi John.
This is really amazing place for walking with (or without) camera and you managed to reflect the beautify of that day perfectly. Especially I am impressed with reproduction of sun rays and true autumn colour palette. My warm greetings and TFS.

Hello John! Amazing wood. Wonderful lightness and brightness. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Well done!

Salut John!

Très joli travail pour capter ces rayons de soleil, les couleurs aussi sont belles! Bravo!


Interesante trabajo con los colores y excelente con la luz.
Quizás hubo algo de trepidación en el momento del disparo.
Un abrazo John: Josep Ignasi.

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-11-25 21:58]

Hellow John,
An amazing scenery with such interesting autumn colours and half bear trees.The light rays have been captured nicely adding a special point of interest.

Hello John,
Fantastic picture of the Belgian autumn. Wonderful sun rays.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-11-27 14:26]

Hi John!
Marvellous autumnal scene, captured with great skill. Excellent POV and nice perspective.
Good sharpness and fabulous light!
Very well done : congratulations.
Ciao! vanda

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Amazingly LOVELY!!!
Love those "shafts" of light in this image.
Very well done.
Presented with a lot of TASTE.
Mario with warm greetings from VERY VERY COLD Calgary.

Hi John,
Pretty scene, and the photo has its own mood, or atmosphere - but due to the handheld, slow exposure you lost sharpness, the whole scene's a bit blurry. What a pity, the image would have been a stunner if was did from a tripod!
Have a great Easter, friendly regards, László

Hi John,

Nice to see your gallery of TN today :)

So nice theme here, excellent time recorded, well done and Thanks!

Kind Regards,***

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