Rays of Light (16 photos)

As the sun's rays pour through brightly colored trees, the forest turns into a magical place. Only nature could create scenes as beautiful as this… It's almost unbelievable that self-taught photographer Lars van de Goor didn't use Photoshop to digitally enhance these images. “All the sun-rays in my images are real,” he says. “My composition are 99% genuine, the only editing I do is coloring and getting rid of garbage, lanterns, things like that. “What happens a lot is people do not believe the rays of sunlight or endless tree lined roads are real, but they are! The most hilarious comment was from a very technical photographer who criticized an image of mine which has a natural reflection in it. He said that I knew nothing about creating reflections, didn't they teach you that at school?”

Lars van de Goor

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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