Shane Smith's picture

Heavenly Light In The Redwoods

This was taken in the Redwoods that are on the North Island of New Zealand in a place called Rotorua.
I was lucky to have some mist drifting through the trees to create these beautiful beams of light making their way through to give it a heavenly feel :)

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J Nathaniel Dicke's picture

Incredible likeness to Northern California.

Shane Smith's picture

I'd love to get have a chance to see the redwoods in Northern California one day :)

J Nathaniel Dicke's picture

If you get out that way, do not miss out on Washington state—Olympic National Park has some of the most beautiful beaches. Rock formations abound. Attached shot is from the Hoh Rain Forest.

Shane Smith's picture

I will keep it in mind for sure mate. Thanks for the tip :)
I loved the photo, it truly does look very wooded :)

Geoff Thompson's picture

Great shot Shane. I wonder if we will need to fix pics in post in Heaven. Not implying this has been "fixed". Simply looks great.

Shane Smith's picture

LOL If you meant are those sun rays I can tell you they are 100% real mate, no fixing of them. I did edit in lightroom but the rays are real :)

Geoff Thompson's picture

I don't doubt for a minute its not real. I have a similar shot to this.With redgums.I like yours better.I was really only thinking other worldly. I am also a lay preacher so can't help the odd plug or too.

Shane Smith's picture

Those sun rays are so angelic and you've gotta love our Redgums :) Its always good to get in a plug thats for sure :)

joseph cole's picture

like i said on your post great shot ...did you happen to take a vert shot as well I'm curious if the light was breaking all the way up to the top of the canopy

Shane Smith's picture

Glad you like the photo Joseph. No I didnt get a vertical shot, stupid me was in too much awe and wanted to get around the place before all the crowds came. I've learnt since taking this photo a few years ago to slow down, experience and savour the place before even taking a photo. One will also find some different compositions that way :) I will get back there one day :)

joseph cole's picture

yeah i am trying to get into the habit of taking both landscape and portrait just in case

Paul Sokal's picture

It's a very nice image but the dead branch hanging down on the left side detract IMHO. I cropped it out with a card and I think in makes the image much better so I recommend either crop or clone it out. Just my $0.02.

Shane Smith's picture

Glad you like the photo Paul. I totally see what you mean by the dead branch. I will clone it out and see how it looks though I think you will be right, it should look better :) Thank you for your $0.02 worth mate. I greatly appreciate the feedback and any thoughts n ideas anyone has for me đź‘Ť