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Challenge: Heaven (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Canon
Location: Irvine, California
Date: Dec 8, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6 50mm
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2007

I was working on a Saturday at the office, just after a storm had passed through. I looked outside to catch the late afternoon sunset forming, ran back to my office to grab my camera and fire off a volley of shots. I hope you like it.

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Post Challenge: WOW!!! Thank you for great comments, a new personal best for me on DPC and my first ribbon! This is doubly exciting as my wife, Karen, and I are currently travelling through Germany and Austria for the winter holidays. Thank you again!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.8583
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.3871
Avg (non-participants): 6.9259
Views since voting: 5500
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 247
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/10/2008 10:49:24 AM
congrats! how wonderful...
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12/24/2007 02:07:34 AM
There are only a few things more beautiful than crepuscular rays. Beautiful job!
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12/21/2007 09:54:25 AM
Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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12/19/2007 10:04:39 AM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon, it is very beautiful.
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12/19/2007 08:57:53 AM
Big congrats! This was my favourite of the challenge.
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12/19/2007 07:26:34 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!!!
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12/19/2007 04:28:32 AM
Congrats !
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12/19/2007 12:54:39 AM
Congratulations on the Red Ribbon - a beautiful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2007 04:20:31 PM
Far out! The little silhouetted trees on the horizon pull this whole shot together!
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12/18/2007 12:25:32 PM
Neat image!
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12/17/2007 07:18:54 PM
WOW! Beautiful shot! Nice catch.
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12/17/2007 02:03:20 PM
I love these "God rays". Every time I see them I'm searching for a place to get off the road to grab a shot. :-) In your shot here I like how you can see just a peek into the blue skies above. Well done. Good luck in the challenge. p.s. - my top pick. :)
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12/16/2007 06:48:53 PM
Lovely golden rays. Looks peaceful.
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12/16/2007 04:26:18 PM
Hi, you have probably heard this a hundred times already, but I reckon this will ribbon.. nice shot. I'm hoping my "hell" shot will be up there on the frontpage with you!

Would love to know who shot this.. bumping up to a 9
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12/16/2007 01:38:39 PM
Definitely my favourite so far. Great shot. Hope for top 3 for you.
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12/15/2007 05:19:30 PM
Beautiful image.
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12/15/2007 01:33:25 PM
Awesome.
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12/15/2007 11:38:53 AM
one of the better sky ones
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12/13/2007 07:41:21 PM
Ahhhh... Finally something I can give another 9 (my second). an excellent photo. Very good capture, nicely done :)
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12/13/2007 01:45:48 PM
The loveliest of the "heavenly skies" images. Love the golden hues and the crispness of the rays below the clouds. The tiny details on the horizon are also so sharp, but are just enough to give a sense of scale.
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12/13/2007 11:09:09 AM
Very nice shot
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12/12/2007 11:58:54 PM
Beautiful. I never get these kinds of skies! Nice capture.
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12/12/2007 09:20:57 PM
beautiful. anytime i see the sun rays pouring out from behind clouds, i want to take a picture.
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12/12/2007 12:38:40 PM
gorgeous clouds... less yellow tones would have helped.
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12/12/2007 09:47:21 AM
wow..this is really impressive!
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12/12/2007 04:34:44 AM
dramatic and stunning
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12/12/2007 02:18:00 AM
Classic depiction of Heaven! 10
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12/12/2007 12:40:49 AM
wow- nice sky!! (and tones) 8
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