Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 84mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Note: Lars van de Goor shot this photo in the Amsterdamse Bos (Dutch for Amsterdam Forest), Netherlands. The depth in the photo due to the dramatic harsh lighting is beautiful. The colorful shaded trees have a bit of a silhouette look, while the sun rays beam through the trees and into the water. The sun-rays reflection in the water gives the water a glass-like appearance. Very calm, serene and magical photo!
Tip: When shooting at a slower shutter speed (exposure), a tripod is recommended to avoid blurriness. The advantage of shooting at a slower exposure setting with landscape photos is that you will get nice exposures in the low light areas of the photo without having to icrease your film speed (ISO). Lars makes a point that to see the rays in a forest, you have to walk towards the sun and look for bright spots on the forest floor.