Blue Rays

Uploaded: September 24, 2002


Ann F. Nermoe February 17, 2003

I happened to be browsing around the website and found these that you did and am very interested as to how you did them. Did you use a digital and if so, what were your settings and how did you get the streams of light. #23013

Peggy Wolff May 26, 2019

I was wondering the same thing, were the streaks of light available or did you digitally alter the photo and add them? I submitted a photo of my little girl dressed as an angel yesterday and had wanted to add the rays of light but didn't know how. I just got photo shop 7 and have limited time to play but would love to learn more tequniques. Adding rays would really enhance my heavenly series. #60313

Rebecca A. Steed February 15, 2006

Jim, thank God to find out it's not just me having problems with concerts! I love this band (Coldplay) and we got to see it in concert too. We were in the front row!! They are so energetic on stage too. Great shot with the rays. #2424538

Jim Miotke My Courses February 16, 2006

Hi guys,

I am sorry I did not see the first two comments on this until now. Slipped through the cracks :)

Those light beams were captured in camera. Although I have no ethical issue with creating effects in Photoshop, I have not had much success with making light beams that look realistic. These beams were fortunately the easy result of simply photographing an excellent professional light show. I simply used a very high ISO - 1600 I believe and a telephoto 100-300mm lens. Not having my trusted three-legged friend (my tripod) along, I had to hand hold and do my best. I am many, many blurry pictures of this event to go along with a few sharp ones.

Thanks again for all your comments. I too love this band and love photographing in these challenging but exciting situations. #2426809

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