15 Jun 13. It being that time of the year for harvesting the grass/grain crops, at least in this neck of the woods, and having not as of yet shared a single HDR image, I figured it was time to address both with an HDR composite of 4 images to create this shot of the god rays filtering in through the boards in the barn and bouncing off all the particulate matter in the air resultant from a combination of tractor exhaust and hay dust. There are two things that make you aware of just how much material is in the air when working with the haying process and one of them is seeing it via the light streaming inside an enclosed area which traps it and the other is breathing it. One makes for interesting photos, the other does not. So we shall stay with the filtered light approach. The beam running across the center of the shot is something I would prefer to not have in the image, but from the position I was having to occupy to shoot on this particular evening it was unavoidable. My cousin's two daughters were stacking the hay in the lower RH corner of the images so I had to remove them but otherwise this is basically the full capture. The 4 individual frames were combined into one, then I added some contrast enhancement to accentuate the beams of light. Finally I added a curves layer to adjust the overall contrast just a bit. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/4 sec @ f / 7.1 (middle of five exposures) on a tripod.