I took a lot of shots on my walk round Bingley St Ives, trying to capture the look of an English wood in autumn and mostly failing. I did manage to catch this stray sunbeam. I'm still not sure what conditions combine to focus the rays like that but they are certainly attractive to see.
'From the first opening of our eyes, it is the light that attracts us. We clutch with our baby fingers at the gossamer-motes in the sunbeam, and we die reaching out after an ineffable blending of earthly and heavenly beauty which we shall never fully comprehend.' Lucy Larcom.