Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island,British Columbia, Canada. After the severe windstorm in 1997, hundreds of the massive old-growth trees were destroyed, allowing the sun to penetrate the canopy to the forest floor.
I was trying to get a view of the light reaching through the trees and didn’t expect to get this star-like burst. It looks like I was using a filter, but I wasn’t. I don’t own the type that would give this effect.
September 2009, Sony DSCF828 camera.