I posted a few months ago two other pictures of this beautiful morning and it was suggested that my focus be on the fence instead of the close-up cedar hedge. This is such a picture that I took at the same time. How would you edit this picture? I took it with the sunbeams in mind, but didn’t succeed at drawing them out. I observed, James, that you achieved the effect for which I was aiming in the June and August pictures of your 2018 calendar. Is this mostly achieved in camera, or in post-processing?
camera: Canon Rebel EOS T3
focal length: 48 mm
shutter speed: 1/200 sec.
Sadly, if the light rays doen’t exist in the first place, then there’s no way to amplify them in-camera. Perhaps perspective and what you include behind the sunrays may make a little difference, but the pictures you saw in the calendar were only that pronounced because they really were that pronounced in real life.