Crepuscular rays from Neuch√Ętel

Shadows of giants

Taken the 4th January 2023, with my Fujifilm XT4, XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR, at ISO 160, f2/8, 80mm and 1/250s exposure.

It was a nice cold morning that day, with two layers of clouds, one at the surface of lake Neuch√Ętel, and another layer at approx 3000m. Just enough to touch the tip of some summits in the prealps. The sun was rising and started to cast some interesting shadows along the way. It is a phenomenon that is commonly called crepuscular rays.

Although the shadows are actually perfectly parallel to one another, perspective gives the impression that the shadows converge toward the sun.

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