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Taken this morning, on Deal Beach. Driving along heading towards Walmer castle, and noticed the early morning rays of light coming through the clouds, was lucky enough to see a young couple with their chid playing on the beach, stopped as quick as i could waited for them to get in position, right place right time job. I have attached another VERSION but only a cropped one, not sure which one i like, but its one of my favourite images i have ever taken.
Many thanks for looking.
Cheers.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Oct 2012 - 10:16 AM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Heavenly Rays
Username:carper123 carper123
Uploaded:9 Oct 2012 - 1:57 PM
Tags:General, Seascape landscape seaside deal creative heaven sunrise
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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 2:14 PM

No choices for me !!! They are wonderful Darryl. Lighting is superb ! GrinGrin

Pam x

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:17 PM

Great shots. Love the sky on V1.
Matt

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:21 PM

Very lovely shot, beautiful lighting. Very difficult to choose between the two - think the panaramic crop just has the edge, does seem to concentrate the eye on the rays and what's going on with the people and the birds.SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:22 PM

Fantastic and lovely image indeed,very well done,
saeid

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:32 PM

both look great...tend to lean towards the panoramic version Smile

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digital_boi
9 Oct 2012 - 2:32 PM


Quote: Very lovely shot, beautiful lighting. Very difficult to choose between the two - think the panaramic crop just has the edge, does seem to concentrate the eye on the rays and what's going on with the people and the birds.SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

spot on could not have put it better myself

Nice work

Graham

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:48 PM

I like the cropped one, Darryl, and I can see why this would be one of your favourite shots with a great sky and composition.

Ray

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hunter031072
hunter031072 e2 Member 2hunter031072 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 2:49 PM

very lovely shot, impressive cloud cover with the suns rays seeping through.Grin

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
9 Oct 2012 - 2:54 PM

like v2 great looking photo.GrinGrinGrin

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phil1963
phil1963 e2 Member 2264 forum postsphil1963 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 3:03 PM

lovely light from the sky,well captured DarrylSmile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 3:04 PM

[quote]Very lovely shot, beautiful lighting. Very difficult to choose between the two - think the panaramic crop just has the edge, does seem to concentrate the eye on the rays and what's going on with the people and the birds.SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

Indeed a very difficult choice to make, however I shall follow the rule of two thirds and opt for version number two. An image full of divine inspiration and shed loads of talent.

Regards Nathan

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 3:09 PM

A great image. V2 is my favourite, as the comp and colour are better. Excellent work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 3:22 PM

Wonderful.
I seem outnumbered in much preferring the tall sky of
V1.

B.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 3:42 PM

V2 is stunning! It focuses attention on the important details. Those birds in the sky are pure serendipity.
Moira

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Oct 2012 - 4:07 PM

Two superb shots darryl love them both great light good sunbeams and the figures and birds make these shot work very well indeed. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 4:12 PM

Love them! Think V2 just wins for meGrin
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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 4:30 PM

It is really rather good, Darryl, I can understand your attachment to it. Personally I'd go for the cropped version; really just a matter of opinion - - in an hour's time I might just think the opposite!
Regards
Bill

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41025 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 4:33 PM


Quote: V2 is stunning! It focuses attention on the important details. Those birds in the sky are pure serendipity.
Moira

Spot on with this comment, v2 is superb, Darryl.

Dave

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surfinsurveyor

That's a Beauty! V2 for me as the extra sky in V1 adds nothing/has little interest. V2 concentrates the eye on the rays and in particular the family/birds which a look a little lost in V1. In other words, just as others have pointed out now I've read them. TongueWinkGrinGrinGrin

Keith

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Badgerfred
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9 Oct 2012 - 4:54 PM

Superb, V1 a slight favourite for me Darryl,
Fred.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 5:44 PM

Warm and very beautiful shot, V1 is even better and I love it!

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 5:46 PM

I can see why you like it so much - for me, the human element can always add that little extra. I'm going to be different and choose v1 as it gives the feeling of space more imho.
Ann

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DCox
DCox  1 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 6:43 PM

super capture, v2 takes it for me for the reasons others have said.
when my wife was a child her nan told her the rays were people going to heaven.

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 11jdinne vcard England
9 Oct 2012 - 6:54 PM

Brilliant Darryl, this would look good on any wall. I think V2 is superb. Well done and congratulations on the awards you deserve them. Given mine away today as this would have got it.

John

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 7:03 PM

Radiant capture, Darryl.

P.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 7:21 PM

Superb stunning shots,well done..Lin

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Brian65
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9 Oct 2012 - 7:54 PM

WOW! what a cracking image Darryl, top notch indeed.
Brian

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JohnoP
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9 Oct 2012 - 8:06 PM

Great timing on this image Darryl - love V2 - John Grin

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thedon1941
9 Oct 2012 - 10:09 PM

Fabulous shots Darryl. Absolutely fantastic. Don

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bertie1983
9 Oct 2012 - 10:15 PM

wow! super image think i like v2 slightly more but both fab, very dramatic and lovely colour
lou
Smile

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elainebaker
9 Oct 2012 - 10:18 PM

Excellent both of them. Elaine

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 10:21 PM

great image darryl
wonderful light and composition
Glyn

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2012 - 10:32 PM

Both images are fantastic Darryl. For me perhaps V2 just pips V1. Well captured
Jim

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2142 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 7:14 AM

Like them both a lot.
Beautiful SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 5:36 PM

V2 for me here...
I do like comp more on that one...
Great work...

Dave

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:03 AM

A wonderful image . When we were children if we saw rays like this we called it God Spoke. The little family group make this so special & the birds ! Amazing to get them all in such a great composition . I too like version 2 best . Extra sky makes no difference xx

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
11 Oct 2012 - 6:10 PM

I like v1 best - I love the big sky. And the colours are wonderful!

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11 Oct 2012 - 6:21 PM

v2 for a vote today ... but only just

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 11:02 PM

v2 for me, would have been great as a big panorama upload.
What would I give to get to the seaside Smile

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Russell_Charles

v2 for me. Absolutely perfect for a pano. Lovely colours with the addition of the people makes this perfect. Well done

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 8:10 PM

Hard to pick but the full version shows how hard the sun was working to give you the shot.

Right time right place,,one for the wall.

Aidan,,

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