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Taken near to Arapuni Dam, in the Waikato, north Island, New Zealand, on the way to work one morning.
I changed the shot settings to tunsten to get the effect, the beams of light etc are exactly as captured, the only alteration was the tungsten colouration and then I flipped the photo horizontally as I found the beams direction more pleasing to the eye.

To everyone that favourites any of my work, please accept in advance my sincere thanks for doing so. For those that comment on this or any other photograph, you will always recieve a reply. Demands on my time may mean a delay on occassions in responding, but I will always reply. Thank you for visiting this page, the support of all visitors is truly appreciated. Simon
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BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome.
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much indeed
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ancoben Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
fabulous
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much in deed
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ancoben Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
you're welcome
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
May I ask what tripod(s) you use?  I am looking to buy one and am asking for recommendations (willing to spend up to $300 USD).
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Kieth I use a slik pro 500dx, had it about 7+ yrs now bit heavy if walking far but solid as a rock. Works well for me.
Simon
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   Photographer
Thanks so much for your reply and info!! Someone else recommended a Slik model, I will definitely check it out.
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lomatic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning Simon
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iamjkaayy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, now... I think of all the ones I've seen so far. This one is my favorite. <3 La la la la 
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professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Makes me feel warm all over. Wish I had been there.
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really pretty!
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Artist
i have been in similar situations in the past, the only thing i manage to do is observe such beauty. Next time i will try to focus on pressing the button of my camera :D

may i ask you if you used any NDs or whitebalance card or any other useful technique to get such depth and bring some details in the shadow areas of mountain ?
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Vassilis for your kind words again. In respect of technique, so far i have not used filters on these shots. Have just got a lee big stopper and an nd filter again by Lee but trying to get the hang of them yet. I use photoshop, and also Nik color Efex which I beleieve is a useful programme to have. anything I can help with just let me know. I am no expert, there are much wiser photographers on here, but will always help if I can.
Simon
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artist
:d simon thanks for your reply. Seems the ND did very good job preserving all this details
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webworm Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This beautiful capture is featured in my Spring Journal! :icon1stbutterflykiss:
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah, this is like a UFO landing! Sorry, just had to say it :XD:
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malessere Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Musical Accompaniment:
X-files theme :D
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!!! :abduction:
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efecaylak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Great landscape with a beautiful atmosphere!
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SweetButtermilk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, very cool! Almost a little ominous and foreboding. :clap:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much i like your observations
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SweetButtermilk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!Beautiful photo!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much indeed Sara
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well deserved
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sheechaosqueen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Sorry for my bad english ^^"

more often I see it ... I can feel the magic in this picture ... so wunderful *melt*
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand you and thank you :)
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CasheeFoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
:heart:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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sheechaosqueen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
*_* ...
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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chloelouise13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now this photograph deffinitly stopped me in my tracks. Your work is very inspiring simon! :D
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind words, they are appreciated. Simon
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous :love:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :heart:
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

Your work has been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of October 2012!
Feel free to comment and :+fav: if you like it and want it to become more popular.

Have a nice day
:heart: =Shadowelve
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vera,
Thank you so much indeed for this, its appreciated.
Simon
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Nimsel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Simply beautiful!
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much indeed
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vewolff Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Photographer
Your beautiful photo got featured: favorites of october '12. Please fav this article so that more people can see it and your photo :heart:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ve wolff thank you so much and I have done so :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured as a part of my Best of October-feature.
Please check it out and give it a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice week! :heart:
Greetings from Germany ;)
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you my friend its an honour indeed. Simon
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melrissbrook Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Heavenly
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Fantastic work and eye for the shot. well done! :clap:
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 8, 2009, 6:12:41 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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21mm
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