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Sunshine and showers at Saltburn by the sea

By LeighRebecca  
I have been without a camera for just less than two weeks after mine fell over into a pool at Robin Hood's bay Sad
I received a replacement yesterday, so went out last night after a very busy day and 10 to cook for at tea time. My daughter was washing my car, so I walked to the beach, passing through Saltburn on the way, when it started to rain, and the first of an amazing display of rainbows began! This is from the top before I got to the beach, when I thought it would be my only chance to capture it.

It ended up being a night of amazing conditions for photography, and I was exhausted by the end of it.

We're off to Devon for a week from tomorrow, so I won't even get to process any more until I come back, though then I will hopefully have plenty more very new material Smile

Tags: Rainbow Saltburn Huntcliff Landscape and travel

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Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
22 Jul 2010 10:34AM
Brilliant! Don't often get the chance to see the full rainbow like that.

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AnnieK 12 96 Spain
22 Jul 2010 10:36AM
Lovely shot! The best I have seen.
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 10:37AM
Great shot....Martin
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 11:06AM
S**t I've been down on Saltburn beach for dawn two mornings this week (including this morning) and haven't even got the camera out of the bag yet. I considered going out last night too but got tied up doing my tax return Sad Sad Sad

Beautiful moment you've captured here. Can't wait to see the rest of the set Smile

Hope the exhibition is going well too? I'll try and pop in and have a look over the next week or so...
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
22 Jul 2010 11:11AM
Thanks everyone. Oh, Dennis, what a downer. So typical of landscape photography. There will most definitely be other special skies though. Smile
9 10 10 England
22 Jul 2010 12:02PM
This is amazing - how did you manage to put in an order for this lovely rainbow, and the pink flowers in the foreground complete this super image.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 12:06PM
Still gutted! It was a stunning sunset here too but by the time I spotted what was happening it was too late to get anywhere Sad Fingers crossed for a repeat show tonight Smile
jeni 10 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 12:34PM
perfect rainbow, the colours are excellent.
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
22 Jul 2010 12:46PM
Great exposure to a super capture.....Derek
Paul_R 9 5 2 England
22 Jul 2010 1:02PM
Lovely image. Paul
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 1:43PM
No doubt when you first saw the rainbow you were desperately looking for a composition...and you have done really well here.
Have a great trip to Devon.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Jul 2010 2:14PM
Absolutely beautiful shot. How lucky you were. A double rainbow too. ............Sandy
ripleysalien Plus
11 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 2:54PM
Ash text me to go out last night too Sad I was bushed after a bike ride though.
Hes gonna kill me when he sees this.
Great shot, and you do walking too, wow.
Enjoy your trip, i hope the weather gods are on your side.
IanBurton 8 81 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 3:13PM
Well capture, talk about being in the right place at the right time. I'm the same as Dennis, seen what was happening but too late to get anywhere.

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
22 Jul 2010 3:27PM
Thank you all so much.
Derek, that's exactly how it was! Wink
Steve, you lazy bones! I won't do that sort of walking again very soon, though - I wore my waterproof sandals and my feet were bleeding by the end of the evening!!
22 Jul 2010 3:28PM
excellent best rainbow shot i have seen click
22 Jul 2010 3:54PM
Fabulous shot. Wonderful full Rainbow coverage.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Jul 2010 6:06PM
Oh dear, sorry to hear of your loss, Leigh Sad But what a wonderful capture here! Love it.
Hope you have a great holiday in Devon.
TrevB Smile
jeronius 9 1 1 England
22 Jul 2010 7:00PM
Beautiful image. I would not know what to do if this happened to my wee camera.....probably weep for several days!!
22 Jul 2010 7:45PM
Leigh, we see some great images here, but this is exceptional. I do hope it receives the many accolades it deserves, and wait in anticipation of your future uploads. Glad to hear that you are equipped again and have a great family holiday.

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
22 Jul 2010 7:48PM
grand image
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
22 Jul 2010 7:49PM
A very rare sight, brilliantly captured!

(I hope you enjoy being down here in Devon - the weather is supposed to improve tomorrow!!.................honest! Wink)
steve_r 10 England
22 Jul 2010 7:57PM
GOOD SHOT. Great capture Leigh. Seen this too. So pleased you managed to capture this rainbow. Great comp, great Image, great just great.
Regards Steve.
22 Jul 2010 8:17PM
Very special capture, the rainbow is excellent and really adds to the compo. Chaz.
22 Jul 2010 9:00PM
Super image such lovely light and the rainbow is excellent.

Spectacular rainbow Leigh, lucky you finding this. Hope Devon is kind to you, have a great holiday.

cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 1:10PM
A real cracking image, very nicely composed.
Regards Cheesey.
discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 4:34PM
A cracker Leigh, but I can't help but notice the rain spot right below the rainbow. Otherwise, a beautiful composition, and the light goes without saying Smile
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2010 7:18PM
Nature at its best... Dave
ashley 14 167 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2010 12:53AM
Great capture Leigh

Enjoy ya hols

24 Jul 2010 12:16PM
is it just me or can i see 2 rainbows , or is this jut lens flare? good comp in a cracking shot
Regards Lee
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
24 Jul 2010 7:57PM
Thanks so much everyone. It was a double rainbow, Lee, but I couldn't fit all of the outer ring in.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
24 Jul 2010 8:59PM
thats a cracker, i think the whole of the double rainbow would have been to much, this just fills all the space really well. look forward to seeing the rest. lesley
Really nice shot I was on Redcar prom when this little beauty appeared.

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