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I was caught in a sudden dust storm in Death Valley earlier this year and for a while could only stand with my back to the wind and my eyes shut. When the wind eased I turned round and saw this scene. I believe the "rainbow" was formed, not by rain, but by reflections in the dust, something I had never seen before.
As always I would welcome any comments.

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Title:Duststorm in Death Valley
Username:bravo charlie bravo charlie
Uploaded:29 Jun 2006 - 9:11 AM
Tags:Death valley, Dust storm, Landscape / travel, Light, Rainbow, Usa
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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 9:14 AM

So would one call that a "dustbow", then? Strange phenomenon. And a good capture of it.

Conrad

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
29 Jun 2006 - 9:15 AM

What an amazing sight to see! Be a bit eerie, specially being in Death Valley. Nice capture. Pam

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 10:13 AM

The dusted distance, with the strangeness of a rainbow in it, is excellent.

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Mayfly
Mayfly  9485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 11:32 AM

Amazing colour and nice depth in the image. I hope the kit survived the dust !

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StuartAt
StuartAt e2 Member 91033 forum postsStuartAt vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 11:43 AM

Great capture, good colours and as Mayfly says, a real depth to the image.

Stuart

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
29 Jun 2006 - 1:49 PM

another belter!

Jouko

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
29 Jun 2006 - 1:51 PM

Sensational shot Brian, very well done

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tarara
tarara  8
29 Jun 2006 - 2:38 PM

I'm so glad you were there to capture this. I imagine all that silicone in the air would refract light this way, much like any other prism. Wonderful. Yvonne

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 8:25 PM

Incredible shot!

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KaylaR
KaylaR  9 United States
30 Jun 2006 - 1:24 AM

Living in the Sonoran Deser, I have seen many dust storms but I have never seen a rainbow during one. Great Capture!

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2007 - 11:49 AM

Fantastic nature and image. Ron.

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