Sun Rays over Chiang Mai ~ Thailand

Sun rays through a cloudy sky over Chiang Mai, North of Thailand.

The rainy season shouldn’t be here yet, it usually starts late North of Thailand. However, cloudy skies and thunderstorms decided to invite themselves earlier in Chiang Mai, giving us beautiful skies and dramatic sunsets. Not that I’m complaining or anything; it’s a good break from the heat and we will get wet soon anyway during Songkran (Thai New Year).

This is a shot from my balcony with the Doi Suthep mountain in the background and beautiful sun rays piercing the cloudy sky over the city of Chiang Mai.


Quick Tips:

When you want to make sun rays stand out in a shot like this, it’s better to overexpose slightly the photo to preserve details and colors and use a software like Photoshop or Gimp to adjust the curves and darken the clouds. If you have a GND (Gradual Neutral Density) filter, even better, you can take a perfectly exposed shot of the sky and still keep the city bright enough.


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