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Resinghe Forest

Resinghe Forest
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24512 W: 523 N: 41034] (176508)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My best of 2011 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 23:03
Viewed: 5079
Points: 228
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This picture has been taken during a bike trip, early in the morning on 1 km of my home.
A wonderful quiet place, with a splendid forest around an old castle, the name "Rensinghe forest"
A morning with a lot fog and wonderful sunbeams between the trees, truly joy for photographers

What causes fog;

Fog caused by the cooling of the lower layer of the atmosphere, it may be less or more, the relative humidity increases. If the air becomes saturated with moisture condensation occurs. The water vapor turns into tiny water droplets that float in the air, fog.
Fog is often difficult to predict. It is a subtle interplay of wind, humidity and temperature. There are different types of fog, each in a different manner.
One of the best weather to play in terms of photography is a misty atmosphere. Lacks the power to completely transform an environment and display it as you've never seen.
A landscape looks picturesque with the rising sun the mist trying to solve or just dark and dramatic with little sun and a moist environment.
And who has not tried to 'sunshine' through the trees fall shoot.
These photographer have to when he has time early in the morning to the forest of the landscape bring a visit.

I hope you like it.

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Bonjour John
Une bonne prise de ces rayons de soleil au-travers des arbres. C'est du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2011-10-06 23:10]

Dag John,
we staan vandaag naast elkaar met foto's die opmerkelijke overeenklomsten vertonen.
Ze zijn allebei genomen in het ochtendlicht in een bos van de lage landen en de zon speel daarin een grote rol.
Mooi hoe die stralen er door komen.
groet, Gerrit

Ces faisceaux de lumière traversant les arbres sont parfaitement mis en image. J'aime bien également la présence de la voiture qui semble surgir de nulle part. Une excellente composition et une maitrise impressionnante de la lumière.

Hello John,
congratulation to this photo.It´s simply wonderful.Actually,there are no words needed to describe beauty of this scene.You had a really good eye to capture it and lucky to have a camera with you.Those sunbeams getting through the trees look amazing and unique.Thank you for sharing.
Wish You a good day and pleasant weekend

Dobar dan.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo mesto i trenutak u jutarnjim satima sa suncanim zracima koji se probijaju kroz grane drveca ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i perspektiva, lepa fotografija.
Moje cestitke na dobrom radu i ulovljenom trenutku.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici prati lepu fotografiju.
Voznja biciklom je korisna i dobra za zdravlje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje, srecno.


Goede dag, meneer.
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst ...
Leuke plaats en tijd in de ochtend met zonnestralen dringen dat door de takken van de bomen ...
Goede lengte en de ernst perspectief, prachtige foto's.
Mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk en ving het moment.
Goed artikel met informatie over de gebruikte techniek volgt een prachtige foto.
Fietsen is een nuttig en goed voor de gezondheid.
Een leuke en succesvolle dag.
Al het beste, gelukkig.

Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice place and time in the morning with sun rays that penetrate through the branches of trees ...
Good length and severity perspective, beautiful photos.
My congratulations on the good work and caught the moment.
Good article with information about the used technique follows a beautiful photo.
Cycling is a useful and good for health.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best, happy.

Beautiful light, and an accurate composition (I see you kept the white lines parallel to the edge).
I hink the inclusion of the car is important here.
Without it would be an empty image, despite the very good light conditions.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-10-06 23:45]

Hello John Wonderful place, beautiful forest effect , excellent photo! Great composition and framing, great combination Perfect light management, wonderful colours contrast and perspective! best regards

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-10-06 23:47]

Hi John,
very nice autumnal image. I like the sun rays. Good captured place and theme. Photo well done I like it.
Have a nice day.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-10-07 0:09]

The light is exceptional and the rays that propagate through the trees something incredible, dear John you have created a stunning image, excellent also the inclusion of the car that give some movement to the beautiful scenery, super well done, have a nice day, Valter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11871 W: 126 N: 21327] (109549)
  • [2011-10-07 0:49]

Salut John,un moment magique de cette saison avec les premiers brouillards,une parfaite capture en contre-jour avec les meilleurs details,dommage pour la voiture....mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Dag best John,

Excellent! An excellent shot with this incredible and very graphic play of light very well collected. POV well selecetd too with the large road which give depht nad learn the glance to the car very well located in the composition. An excellent photowork, an another master's piece in your gallery.

Hi John,
spectacular effect. I like the geometry of the composition with the road diagonally coming in and the sun located centrally in the frame..
Even the car makes an interesting addition here.
The rays of sun passing through the fog among the dense forest are just beautiful.
Excellent idea, perfect work,

Hello John,

Explicit beauty of nature captured in this pfoto. Like the sun beams reflecting through the trees and deflecting thru the fog. The weather must be cool enough to create this fog. The moving car adds motion to this picture.


Hi John.
Splendid moment ! Perfect framing and magic atmosphere.
The car at left gives depth. Great shot.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 0 N: 1424] (12905)
  • [2011-10-07 2:17]

splendid!hi john!look at that wonderfull light!nicely captured,i like the car in it too!good stuff!have a great weekend my friend! dr

Fabulous way to go through this forest, john, especially when the sun-ray penetrate through the trees and creat such a fantastic scenery - I'd add: your specialty.
Great compo. superb light management.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-10-07 3:12]

Hi John,

Yo have captured an amazing moment with these rays of sunshine! It looks really beautiful and unique. Great work with perspective and light control. Well done!


Hi John

Capturing such scenes is not easy, you have done an excellent job. Great composition.


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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-10-07 4:02]

Hello John,
a wonderful image,amazing lighting with the sunbeams to be viewable through the morning mist,
very well captured and composed,

Hello John,
A lovely photographic study featuring these light rays filtering through the trees. I like the oblique placement of the road and the inclusion of the car, which does not seem out of place at all. Splendid technical presentation.

Hello John

A beautiful photo. As always, a well thought composition. Wonderful mood and a great play with light among the trees. Very well done:) Have a nice weekend.

Best regards, Erling

Hello John,

I like this image, You captured a good moment with the rays of sun through the trees, the presence of the car is a good detail also, well seen,

Have a good weekend,


Hi John,
A wonderful capture with those splendid sunrays. Love;y atmosphere, well seen.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi John,

The road is sending my eyes toward the car which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the forest. The rays of the sun have a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John
this is such a wonderful composition and the light is just amazing. I love your placement of the road markings and the solitary car it adds that magic touch to what is a stunning scene. The control, execution and presentation are perfect. Well done!

Have a great weekend - Brian.

Hello John, very good picture of these beautiful rays of sunlight through the branches of these leafy trees, and charming good job well done, with good technique and quality, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy weekend.

Warm regards.


Bonjour John

J'aime beaucoup ces rayons qui tentent de percer la forêt épaisse. C'est un très beau moment qu'il faut saisir quand le soleil est bas. La voiture qui viens vers nous ajoute quelque chose à l'image.



Hi dear John!
Wonderful shot!
This picture is comparable to cooking a tasty dish.
The ingredients are: a road,a car, some trees, fog, sunshine filtering.
Whether the execution of this dish is headed by a chef of your ability, the result is excellent!
My compliments
Have a nice day

- Jolie perspective John, verdoyant endroit bien arboré, c'est bien de souligner la beauté de la lumière effective de ce beau soleil qui joue de ses rayons, bravo !
Bonne fin de semaine.

The light filtering from the trees makes a fine effect, a classic! But not only that, the road with the car provides a very efficacious perspective making the image very dynamic and so alive. Your expert eyes created another masterful composition.
Well done,

What a wonderful rays of the Sun. What a romanic view and an atmosphere. TFS, Super1

Warm regards, keszek

Hi John,
Great capture with these impressive rays of light, good depth also with the road and well taken with the deatil of this car, well done, tfs.

Hello John,
this is so beautiful picture. I love the rays going through the branches. Effect is very spectacular and very romantic. An amazing place and perfect timing to be at this moment to see it. Awesome !!!!! I love it a lot. Perfectly well done. My congratulation.
All the best,

Hello John

Wonderful effect with the early morning light bursting through the trees. Technically excellent and well composed. I like the solitary car.

Best wishes


the sunrise from between trees exist fascinating paysage.

Ola John ,
Belo momento com estes raios solares a passarem nestas árvores , conseguiste uma atmosfera de foto fantástica , bela diagonal com esta estrada , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9719 W: 157 N: 15685] (125127)
  • [2011-10-07 10:49]

Witaj John!
Wonderful autumn climate.
Excellent light effect.
Good colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Have a good weekend.

hi john,
the rays of light from behind the trees are like an angels wings spreading out over the earth. great capture.

Hi John,
Very nice capture of this ray of sun at contre-jour,
Nice perpective of the way and details,
Nice tone of colors and light,
nicely presented and composed..
very well done.

Hi John
what i love about photography, is how subjective it is, and how different our opinions can be.
For example, i'm still not sure if i like the addition of the white lines to the far far left - not sure if its very clever, or very distracting. Distracting because the main feature of the photo should be the brilliant and beautiful rays of light peering through the trees, but those white lines to the left keep calling for visual attention from the viewer.
what do you think?
its great to have these discussions!
love the photo, i wish i could capture a scene like this.

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  • SteveH Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 90 N: 968] (6429)
  • [2011-10-07 21:28]

Hi John,Well seen and executed. Backlighing is often difficult, avoiding blown out areas and loss of detail in the shadows, but this image has neither, and the light catching the mist works well. Cheers, Steve

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14372 W: 1040 N: 28868] (136972)
  • [2011-10-07 22:03]

Hello John

I love the radial pattern of the sunbeams in this superbly backlit shot of the forest. Good sharpness & shadow detail. Tfs!

Dag John,
Prachtig hoe die dikke bundels stralen van de nog laagstaande zon van achter de bomen in het midden van de foto te voorschijn komen en zich links en rechts ervan uitspreiden.
Prettig weekend,

Hi John. Photographers are LIGHT CATCHER. Light, shadows and contrasts indicate whether a picture is successful or not. In your photo the light is captured perfectly. My compliments. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Ciao john,
belle image!
Les rayons de lumière qui belle pénétrer dans le bois, une excellente dynamique avec la présence de la voiture.
félicitations et bon week-end.

Hi John
You've captured the glorious effect of the sun breaking through the forest and gilding those wonderful tree. Nicely composed image and excellent viewpoint with on coming car in the distant gives dimension and perspective to the whole image scale. Beautiful warm light and so much of nice colors. What you've captured beautifully indeed. Congrats
Best regards

Hi John,
magic light, wonderful effect. good sharpness.

Hello John,

A superb shot of this country road with the morning rays hitting the road through the trees. Nice view on the right and inclusion of the car adds life to this image. Excellent sharpness, colors and light management.


Hi bonjour my dear John

Sorry for my late reaction as always, as I have been so busy this week. Yes this is a great masterpiece shot indeed. Marvelous light control! Best sample for light management. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.

Takero from a comfortable weather in Tokyo

Hi John.
A beautiful view of the asphalt path through the forest.
Excellent work.
This place reminds me of my time between the neighboring village called pillars.
Very nice work with excellent brightness and contrast.
You guessed my taste photos.
Have a nice day with beautiful weather for the rest.

prachtig gemaakt john
de stralen zijn gaaf en de compositie is daar en erg compleet, mooie plaat.goed weekend.
gr. jaap

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-10-08 9:52]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this scape by a good composition and excellent clarity/tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see sunrays radiately inserted from between trees. It's impressive in reflections projected to the road, too. And, the car which glides over a road from the other side gives additional good effect.


Hello John,

A particularly nice way that you caught the light filtered through tree branches. Perfect exposure. Nice effect!

Best regards,


PS:I have heard your wish and the penultimate picture I posted in WS the original.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-10-08 10:33]

Bonjour mon ami John,
la capture des rayons de lumière est fantastique, tu as attendu le meilleur moment. Par contre, l'endroit n'est pas des plus jolis. Cette route gâche un peu l'aspect nature de ces lieux.
My best regards.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2011-10-08 20:46]

Hello John,
What a gorgeous picture.I am very impressed by the effect created by those beautiful sunrays.Your picture is certainly one of the best with sunrays I have seen on Trekearth up to now.Very well done.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-10-08 21:56]

Dag John!
Good morning!
I have long tried to get such pictures with the sunlight filtering through the trees in a radiating manner, but no success so far! You took this picture from the side of the road. The light has been well handled & the light & shadow looks attractive. Well done!
Best Regards

Hello John,

The morning moist provides for this great light effect!
Very creative use of backlight, with the trunks in contrast with the morning light...
Inclusion of the road and the single car adds to the feeling of early day..!

Pablo -

wonderful capture to this forest
I like the road that draws the eyes away
it is simply wonderful,no words to describe an atmosphere like this one
the best is the rays of the sun,
very artistic shot

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13917 W: 0 N: 16108] (170320)
  • [2011-10-09 2:29]

Fantastique compo et iamge superbe vue quel rayonnement du soleil dans ces arbres quelk effet j'adore ce image de rayonnement superbe.

Bravo et amitié


selam john
perfect light, perfect perspective
as if I'm there
a deep photo

Ciao dear John,
that masterpiece! These are the images that satisfy the effort to be in TE! Sincere congratulations for having captured this beautiful scene, but particularly for the perfect composition that demonstrates your good photographic technique, and your experience. It's always a great pleasure to admire your works.
Ciao, have a nice week!

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-10-09 6:23]

Hello John,
Rays of sunlight make this forest looking simply fantastic. Very good moment, excellent foreground with great perspective and absolutely perfect quality, when all details of the image are visible quite well!
Best regards,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13722 W: 295 N: 27332] (109787)
  • [2011-10-09 6:32]

Hello John,
nice the view of the sun beams as spread between the trunks of the trees creating this spectacular oprical effect.I like the created perspective as the excellent light and colour management.

Have a good afternoon,Danos

Maestro John,
Bu ne güzellik?
Muhteşem bir ışık oyunu,
Muhteşem bir kompozisyon.
Tebriklerin hepsi sana USTA!
Selamlar Bodrum'dan

Hi John,
Great photo with wonderful light rays pearching through the forest. This is also a photo where a car looks good! I really think tha the car is a very important element of the composition in this case.

Hope you do not mind my photoshop. It's just another idea.




Wowwwwwwwww, amazing rays of light!!!

My compliments!

Awesome capture of those light rays! I always wanted to do something like this but never had the opportunity. I like your pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Hi John,

This is again a marvelous presentation of yours.. Very well captured the rays of light.. I love your POV with the dept of the road leading to a car.. Excellent composition.. Brilliant light management..

Have a wonderful day.

Hi John,
A splendid photo here!
The sunbeams that penetrate across the trees and the morning fog, create a wonderful aesthetic effect, illuminating the soil and the road with a nice graphism.
The cross-light is perfectly controlled, the image has a good exposure and a high chromatic quality, and the presence of the car circulating along the road it adds a lot of dynamism to your composition.
This is a beautiful work.
Best regards,

Hello John,

I was just at Ike’s house and we were talking about an ordinary life. How extraordinary to be able to have a normal day without anything special. Your photo reminds me of this fact of life. The photo represents simply a normal street for cars and an ordinary forest along the side. But what are extraordinary are the sun-rays coming through the foliage. You have found an extraordinary in an everyday setting. This is a discovery; it is almost like meeting nice people unexpectedly in a middle of a large city. Extraordinary is hidden in our everyday life. Thank you John for this very special ordinary day. I love the image, and I love the feelings associated with your photo.

With my very best regards,
Have a very pleasant day, John

Hello John,
The steam reveals in a spectacular way the solar light. The composition is remarkable. A spectacular photo, and an excellent realization. Bravo.
Have a nice day.

Hello John,
Nice place and time in the morning with sun rays.Good length and severity perspective, beautiful photos.

Ciao John, fantastic light by wonderful forest, great perspective on neverending road, magic atmosphere, superb composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi John, great shot with the beautiful rays of sunlight that dominate the scene. Excellent light and shadow. My most sincerely congratulate you for this masterpiece.
Good evening, Sandro

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2701 W: 0 N: 3043] (20732)
  • [2011-10-10 17:20]

Thanks for your kind words Mr John
In Catholicism they say God in invisible; nevertheless he appeared to you, transforming his benevolent aura in light rays as a proof of existence!
Much appealing view indeed!

The rays of the sun passing the trees are fantastic, with perfecto colors and a wonderful composition. Good work, congratulations!

Bonjour John,
Cette photo est très agréable avec les rayons de soleil à travers les arbres. La route ajoute sa touche de géométrie avec sa perspective.

Bonjour John
Une belle route forestière bien baignée par la diffusion de cette lumière très agréablement rendue.
Bonne soirée

La luce nel bosco, tra gli alberi .
Ottima gestione in un ambiente oscuro.
Anche l'auto ha le luci accese .
Un bel risultato.

Bonsoir John,

Paysage fantomatique. J'adore ce moment de la journée, juste avec la formation des premiers brouillards matinaux. Une très belle composition avec des éléments bien place et une lumière parfaitement maîtrisée, bravo à toi.


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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2011-10-11 11:20]

Hi John,
i can see why you stopped here for taking this picture. The light here is magic when it lights up the grass and the tree branches in a spectacular way. Well done!
Have a nice evening.

Hello John,

the light rays look wonderful and i like the line on the street on the very left of the image, perfectly parallel! Great moment, best regards, F.

Nice shot..i don't think i can say here...Its great the rays are coming from the tress is beautiful soothing for eyes..


Hi John,
a beautiful atmosphere with very nice composition and amazing lights, the perspective of the photo is superb, great impression, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!

Olá John,

You have the privilege of living in rural areas where there numbered forest, there is much to try to do a picture like that, but I live in the city.
Amazing the mist effect. Nice landscape and colors. Good work to capture this beautiful image.


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  • elkab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 58 N: 228] (3780)
  • [2011-10-13 2:47]

Hello John!
Amazing diagonal composition of this beautiful forest with supernatural light. Wonderful play of sunbeams getting through the trees. Moody colours and contrast of the shot
Best regards

Hi John!
Very nice and interesting picture!
I specially enjoyed the chosen pov, composition and, of course, management of light!
You placed the road, the car and the sunlight going through the trees so harmoniously and attractively in the frame!
I love it all!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards,

Merhaba Dear John.
Beams of light filtered through the trees created a great effect. Excellent very good perspective of the road increased the depth of the withdrawal. The presence of the road away from the car at a fantastic viewing experience vermesiyle has added a sense of travel.
Excellent composition and effective presentation
Selam ve Sevgilerimle

Hello John,
Superb composition, wonderful atmosphere, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, great effect with the sunbeams coming out through the trees, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2011-10-18 13:05]

Hi John
Splendid light through the tree. I like when we can see such rays of light with hight colors in differents places. Nice shot

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2011-10-18 23:02]

Hello John,

Excllent shot, wow it is amazing how clear those beams of light, better that those I have seen from the Antelope Canyon. The inclusion of the car and the street are also nice and add the sense of humam presence without show a person. Great quality as always.


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  • sa30z (130)
  • [2011-10-19 1:34]

Hello John,

Wonderful composition, you are very lucky to capture this moment,sun rays getting through the trees look stunning. TFS.

With best Regards,

Hi John!
What a great moment! We have all seen this sort of thing I suppose, but to capture it so expertly is another matter. Beautifully done and very pleasing! Warm regards,

namaste John,
it is a masterpiece indeed. Love the light and shadow effect, superb exposer control. Great colours and fine sharpness. An outstanding one. Tfs.

Good morning, John,
Impressive view! It looks like a blast of the sunlights. Great composition, excellent PoV!
My congratulations!
Have a great new week!

Hello John.
Very beautiful this composition really proud those rays of sunlight filtering through the trees, I like the diagonal cut gives the road, the car at the bottom of it, gives a good DOF to the image.
Ideal color, with a perfect management of light. Delightful image.
Best regards.

Hello John
It is apsolutte wonderful picture........
What to say exept awsome?
Very good work

Dear John,

This magnificent composition shot with flawless timing, is becoming one of the most memorable photographs in your gallery, as well as in the entire Trekearth Collection. It deserves all the accolades it receives.

I wish you and Jenny a Happy 50th Anniversary,



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  • Hunkar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 940 W: 5 N: 36] (7440)
  • [2011-11-08 11:54]

Beautiful sunshine lines,
Beautiful road scene,
Best regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10589 W: 174 N: 18011] (80029)
  • [2011-11-11 5:45]


excellent job with the light, the diagonal rays of light created a nice graphic effect with the vertical trunks. well done.



Hi John,
a very nice photograph, I like sunrays coming from behind the trees and enlightening the whole picture, highway makes an good impression of perspective, especially with the inclusion of the car in the far.
Have a nice weekend,
P.S. Lets remember and honor all veterans today!

Hello John,

Very fine picture showing amazing rays of the sun. Excellent composition and fine sharpness. I think that your pictture here would have worked very well in b+w.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Dragi prijatelju
Fantastična atmosfera i odlično uklopljeni elementi na motvu.
Svetlost kroz drveće je fascinanta.
Lepa je okolina u kojoj živite.

Hi John,

Your photos are amazing and this is a great capture - the light escaping through the trees is wonderful and even the car is the distance provides great perspective.

Thank you for sharing


Hello john, beautiful picture with the sun's rays that penetrate the vegetation of autumn color by illuminating the band paved (perfectly aligned) and the machine that shows the human presence.
Excellent management of light, shadows and sharpness.
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino

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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2011-12-06 5:21]

very good view. I like the sun beams very much. very good persfective. well composed. tfs.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4828 W: 622 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-01-07 21:14]

Hi John
You caught spectacular sunrays through the trees and also framed the shot well along the road.
The car in the bottom gives some added depth to the perspective.
Best regards

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-01-18 6:01]

Always so difficult to catch this rays, and they are so beautiful and well catch!

Hello John,
Another fantastic capture of a forest,this time with the inclusion of a nice road and a car with the headlamps on.Amazing perspective,colours and sun rays through the trees.
Congrats and best regards.

Hello John,
a very vivid and beautiful picture. The lovely morning light had been very playful and collaborated with your lens to create some rarely captured mesmerizing effects. You've had the readiness and experience to handle the amazing lighting effect and compose a picture with impressive depth and perspective, exquisite clarity and wonderful colours and atmosphere. A picture most pleasant to look at, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,

Hi John,

very nice how you captured the light rays! They make up the charm of this image. Very nice colors, sharpness and contrast. A perfect composition.

An excellent mixture of light and shadow. A great atmosphere!

Have a nice weekend


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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-06-24 20:43]
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Hi John,,

What a fantastic shot, I can't believe this one never jumped out at me when browsing through your gallery!? There's quite an amazing mood that's been cast over this scene with the suns rays breaking through the forest, and your smooth exposure and timing has made it extremely impactful! This makes me want to actually dust of my bike and go for a ride in hopes of catching the same type of moment. :) Great idea to include the oncoming car, adding that extra little detail that defines a ride through this enchanted setting. Enjoy the new day. All the best.

Friendly wishes,


Good luck in the elimination rounds, big win for Belgium to get in. :)

Thanks for your support
The light coming among these high trees creates a special atmosphere
perfect framing

Hello John,
I like the juxtaposition of the forest with the road. The rays of sun penetrating the fog are lovely, as usual.

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