Rays and Morning Fog

February 01, 2011

Photographer: Bennie Jay Guevarra; Bennie's Website
Summary Author: Bennie Jay Guevarra; Jim Foster

The above photo shows rays of sunshine filtering through the misty canopy of a park in Cawayanon, Bukidnon, Philippines. I snapped this picture not long after sunrise on March 3, 2010. These rays are in essence local crepuscular rays. Shadowed regions between the much brighter rays result when leaves and limbs block out the sunlight; whereas unblocked light is scattered by fog droplets, giving the "beam" effect. The canopy here is a mixture of mature Indian rubber trees, acacia trees  and mahogany trees.

Photo details: Camera Maker: GENERAL IMAGING CO.; Camera Model: A950; Focal Length: 14.0mm; Aperture: f/3.8; Exposure Time: 0.0071 s (1/141); ISO equiv: 80; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Center Weight; Exposure: program (Auto); Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Manual; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.