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I went walking up in the hills above Ystradfellte in South Wales UK yesterday to do some landscape photography.

It's been a long time since I did anything other than wildlife photography and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I had rain and hail on my way up the mountain and had to shelter my camera from a few showers during the shoot but my perseverance was rewarded when this rainbow suddenly appeared from nowhere.

The wind up there was so strong that it was blowing me over and using a tripod for anything other than very low down shots was too dangerous on the uneven ground so I decided to attempt to hand hold.

This shot is a 5 exposure blend, I set my D3 to automatically bracket for 5 shots at a time at -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 stops and I merged them in Photomatix Pro and I reckon it did very well considering that these were all hand held in a gale force wind and the +2 exposure was taken at only 1/30th of a second.

No filters were used to make this shot and it's full frame, composed in-camera with no cropping and the rainbow is natural, not photoshopped as someone will no doubt think.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 G AF-S ED
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 May 2013 - 6:36 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Right place, Right time
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:12 May 2013 - 6:46 PM
Tags:Evening sunshine, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Limestone pavement, Lone tree, Rainbow, Storm clouds, Wales, Ystradfellte
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10867 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2865 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 6:50 PM

Looks like the gold is just over than small hill...


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franken
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12 May 2013 - 7:01 PM

Wonderful landscape.

Ken

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achieverswales
12 May 2013 - 7:50 PM

Simply stunning Geoff.

Regards

Trev.

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johnjo58
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12 May 2013 - 8:05 PM

A wonderfully turbulent landscape Geoffrey, excellent work
David

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 8:10 PM

This is a Beautiful LandscapeSmile
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Niknut
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12 May 2013 - 8:13 PM

Beautiful !!!

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tomcat
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12 May 2013 - 8:17 PM

Definitely

Adrian

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soulofharmony
12 May 2013 - 8:54 PM

Fantastic Geoff Grin

Defiantly right place right time Smile


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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 9:10 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thank you Trevor and Nikki for your User Awards, I'm honoured Smile

Geoff.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 9:59 PM

Dramatic with a capital D! Great shot.

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

Lovely, dramatic and rugged image.

Phil.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:38 PM

You've captured the moment perfectly Geoff, this image would have been excellent without the rainbow, but with it, it is taken to a new dimension

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TelStar
TelStar  9116 forum posts United Kingdom
24 May 2013 - 7:48 PM

A touch of magic!

Tel*

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