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    Landscapers, what do you call this??

    A little question for all the landscape photographers. What do you call that ray and cloud formation as shown in this picture?
    Come clean if you had to Google it, please?

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    I call it "pretty"... Great shot, Steve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroanatomist View Post
    I call it "pretty"... Great shot, Steve!
    Thank you John, very nice of you.
    Not the word I had in mind though.
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    In the games industry we always called them "God Rays". No idea what anybody else calls them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve U View Post
    Not the word I had in mind though.
    Oh, ok... Maybe you had crepuscular in mind? I didn't Google it, although I wasn't positive on my spelling. Fortunately, all I had to get was crepus and my iPhone took care of the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroanatomist View Post
    I call it "pretty"... Great shot, Steve!
    Damn, that's exactly what I was going to say.
    And coincidentally, I shot some like that this morning too (I was already late for work so what's wrong with another 5 mins taking a photo on the way?)

    Those things have always reminded me of either a Bugs Bunny cartoon, think the 'What's Opera Doc' scene with the rays shining down on the fat horse. Otherwise I half except a foot to come down out of them and step on something...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.
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    Spot on John, good work. I still like pretty though.
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    +1 for "pretty"

    I also call it "irritating", because the camera never has the dynamic range to capture this in its total full glory.

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    I call it Luck combined with a skilled photographer to create a beautiful shot!

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    Agree with all the others, but where you looking for sunbreak? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbreak
    Google did help https://www.google.com/search?q=sun+...iw=320&bih=343
    Arnt

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