Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Backstays of the Sun

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Sky, and the Weekly Photo Challenge is Let There Be Light! Putting the two together—

Crepuscular rays, also called “Backstays of the Sun” and even “Fingers of God”. Let There Be Light, indeed!

New York Harbor, June 2012DSC_0058 croppedNew York Harbor, November 2013IMGP0064 cropped 2New York Harbor, November 2013DSC_0062 croppedNew York Harbor, November 2013

54 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Backstays of the Sun

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  2. beautiful excuse
    to have a camera :-)

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  3. My favourites,,,,, sky scenes… great selection ;)

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  4. These photos are incredible! You’ve captured the light so well :)

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  5. Beautiful!!!! I love all of them, but above all the fifth one is my favourite…

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  6. Thank you for teaching me about crepuscular rays. Good photos demonstrating crepuscular rays.

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  8. Glorious photographs

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  9. Your gallery has captured some incredibly dramatic light! Nice.

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  10. These shots are so beautiful. Must be even more so in reality.

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  12. If this is what you see when you’re on the water, I wanna be on the water, too. :-)

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  13. Then the clouds parted and there was light. Love the shades of gray and the contrast especially the yellow.

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  14. Awesome pictures, Vladimir. It is so exciting to capture the light when it breaks through the cloud layer, it is magical to experience :-)
    All the best,
    Hanna

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  15. I love the skay when it looks like that. We used to say that it meant it was raining “over there,” but I don’t think it is. It’s just an optical think, but so beautiful. You capture it so elegantly.

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  19. One of my favorite sights in the whole world, golden sunrays spilling through the clouds. Thank you very much for posting this!

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  20. The bands of light in each of these images is awesome!

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  22. Stunning pictures all of them. Yet the first one is my favorite because of the yellow in the back.

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  27. amazing shots of sun rays breaking through the clouds! love the 3rd from the last – so peaceful!

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  28. these shots are gorgeous!

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