I was lucky enough to get a day of skiing this past weekend (hence the two days without posts, my apologies!), and also brave (or foolhardy!) enough to bring my camera up for a couple of runs at the end of the day. I was fairly sure I wouldn't fall down on top of the camera and break it, but you never know. Fortunately, it all went pretty well.
To get the rays of sun I used f/22, and tried to get just the edge of the sun in the frame. I honestly thought this shot wouldn't work, as I was shooting straight into the sun, but I think it actually didn't turn out too badly. I've been shooting too much with my telephoto recently, occupational hazard of living in a city and being lazy with the compositions I think, there is just way too much clutter when I grab my wide angle.
I am going to try to use it more, though. I think it's good for my photography muscles. Don't want them to atrophy.