Tuscan Rays & Shadows ~ Gentle light and slanting crepuscular rays bathe the Tuscan landscape. Imaged by Stefano Tonacchera at Versilia, Tuscany, Italy. Stefano Tonacchera, shown with permission.

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"Crepuscular" rays and shadows are something of a misnomer.  What we now call crepuscular rays occur at any time of day and not purely during the crepusculum or twilight.

Here the long parallel shafts of light piercing the cloud base are from a relatively high sun