This image is one of a stunning sequence of about 50 shots taken of downward and upward slanting rays as the sun set over the ranges near Murwillumbah.

It was a lucky set – I was driving home, in my usual auto mode thinking of 101 other things, from a volunteer position at Uki and I decided to go the scenic route via the Regional Art Gallery. As I went past the pull off area opposite the driveway I saw THIS out of the corner of my eye, necessitating a quick U turn and grab the camera!

Shot with my first DSLR, the Canon300D and the 28-90 f4 kit lens.

And I have been honoured to have this image FEATURED in Stunning Skyscapes – 29 March 2011
and a Top Ten winner in the April-May Avatar 2 day challenge in that group, 3 April 2011

An earlier shot from the series

In the late 1970s I completed the 2 years of a 4 yr Professional Photography Cert at TAFE, but was defeated by the physics of lenses.
In 2004 I bought my first DSLR & now shoot full time with medium format digital and professional Canon DSLRs.
I provide tuition to small groups via photography workshops for small groups (max 5) and Photoshop PP classes, and conduct small group photography tours to Australian & (soon) NZ destinations.

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  • julie08
    julie08almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic :)

  • Thanks Julie – I was browsing through my Portfolio and realised I only had one of the images in here. I’ll be adding a few more.

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful sunset! Awesome capture!

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...almost 4 years ago

    Thanks James. By the time it was over there were 5 or 6 of us lined up taking pics and a few people up on the Art Gallery verandah too!

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 4 years ago

    WOW !! – This is awesome ! So beautiful – Love it!!!

  • Thanks Gail – I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right moment

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • Lianne Wooster
    Lianne Woosteralmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Odille. What a buzz it is to be in the right place at the right time…and have your camera with you. :-)

  • Thanks Lianne – the Lumix at least is now always carried

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • Meladana
    Meladanaalmost 4 years ago

    Spectacular! Really beautiful work. :))

  • Thanks Meladana

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, talk about great timing!!!

  • Thanks Sharon

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Odille! Love this::))

  • Thanks very much

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • amgmcpherson
    amgmcphersonalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! I love the light in this – often really hard to capture faithfully.

  • Than you very much

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

  • Camo2
    Camo2almost 4 years ago

    Amazing capture!

  • Thanks Camron

    – Odille Esmonde-Morgan

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