My Sunday Photo this week is all about light – sun rays of light to be exact. I capture this shot using my new mirrorless Canon with my trusty 50mm lens. I was out capturing candid portraits of my daughter so wasn’t really set up for capturing a skyscape. But, when I looked up and saw these rays I instinctively pulled the camera to my eye and shot.
I don’t know what it is about these sun rays that I love so much. They seem otherworldly in some way. Yet, it’s just physics. I was never very good with physics at school so my knowledge of light really comes from my learning about photography. After all, photography is all about light at the end of the day. Without light, there would be no photographs.
A Little About Sun Rays
Sun rays are also known as crepuscular rays. The rays we see streaming through gaps in clouds are parallel columns of sunlit air separated by darker cloud-shadowed regions. The rays appear to diverge because of perspective effects in the topology. Airborne dust, inorganic salts, organic aerosols, small water droplets and the air molecules themselves scatter the sunlight and make the rays visible.
- Camera: Canon EOS M50
- Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8
- Focal length: 50mm
- Shutter speed: 1/1000sec
- Aperture: f/7.1
- ISO: 100
More reading from this week
While you are here I appreciate it if you’d check out my other posts from the last week.
- Back to School – It’s Become Over Cmomercialised
- I’m Going to be Treading the Boards in The Sound of Music
Thanks for checking out My Sunday Photo