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A break this evening from the Puffin shots, I have a few more which I would like to upload in the next few days but don't want to overload with too many of them, and there are so many top quality images being uploaded of Puffins mine look a little ordinary alongside them.

So instead a land/sea scape from our Isle of Mull trip, and one which I was just so lucky to get.

Again I know that I can not compete with some of the superb photographers on epz who upload such fantastic work on a daily basis, I always find it hard to really do the scene in front of me justice, but I just had to try to get this on my card.

This is taken overlooking Loch Beg, and had followed a quick short, sharp rain shower, the clouds were rolling away and the sun was just starting to break through again.
The sunlight lit up the wet rocks and seaweed forming a glorious colour combination, and for a brief period a rainbow formed over the Loch.
Quickly finding a safe place to stop on the narrow Island roads, I grabbed my kit and rushed to try to get into a position to capture the scene, in my rush I almost fell over on the rocks, but managed to find a spot and fumbled to get everthing set, I could see the rainbow fading and just managed to get a few shots before it went for good.

Its always a bit hard for us to get sunrise/sunset shots on the island due to our guest house we always stay at shutting the gates to their driveway early in the evening long before sunset to stop the deer roaming through the gardens, so to get a chance to grab a shot with some interest in the sky during the day was a real bonus.

I hope you like it as much as I did when I saw it on my camera LCD.

Thanks for looking

Phil

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 18-55
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2011 - 4:47 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.6
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Forever chasing rainbows
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:7 Jul 2011 - 7:52 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 7:54 PM

simply stunning phil top shot Wink
andy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:09 PM

A stunning scene Phil, the light is wonderful and the rainbow is the icing on the cake

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:39 PM

Phil,
I think you are being really hard on your self, this is a really lovely landscape, up there with the best

JOhnjo

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:45 PM

A beautifully captured landscape. The light and colour are stunning. Truly superb.
Steve.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:56 PM

I think you should be very pleased - a glorious landscape Phil.
Brian.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 8:57 PM

I think you have captured the scene so beautifully, rich colours, a rainbow, excellent composition......in fact everything going for it. I feel I am almost standing there taking in the scene.
Ronnie.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 9:04 PM

great shot - look forward to more puffins tho

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 9:16 PM

Excellent image and able to hold its own with the best.
Alun

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2011 - 10:42 PM

Right time and place Phil,beautiful.
Tom.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 6:30 AM

A stunningly beautiful image, Phil, no wonder you were pleased with it. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:51 AM

Excellent landscape Phil.
Ron

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 12:14 PM

Sublime Phil and the rainbow really adds to the drama....top quality..

Ade

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 1:34 PM

Don't worry, Phil, there are just as many not-so-good landscape pictures uploaded on here, but this just cannot come into that category, it has wonderful warm tones and the rainbow is glorious, no wonder you rushed to capture it, rainbows are so transient.

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soulofharmony

Really Beautiful...!!!


Nikki !!!!

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 7:58 PM

This is the Mull that I know, a land of rainbows from the glimpses of sun through rain filled skies. I can only imagine you slithering and sliding in your eagerness to find yourself a spot. The foreground colours are superb.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 41107 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2011 - 12:45 PM

well for me it is a rare image that does not happen and you caught it well.
Don't put yourself down, your photography skills are up there with the best of them and photography is about catching that moment in time, that moment in time that will never happen again.
well done great image.
Personally i would have liked to see this as an editors choice.

Ian.

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