Kindred Spirits, originally uploaded by Andy Beal Photography.

A stunning sunset, no?

I normally focus on changing the shutter speed to achieve the silhouette look, but this time I also opened up my aperture to f/20. This created the sunburst effect, with the streams of light coming from the setting sun.

Not too much post processing, but I did add a colored gradient filter effect to balance out the orange in the sky from the horizon to the top of the trees.

I hope you like it!