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A world within a rainbow

By alexnail  
When on Skye with another photographers friend of mine we realised there was a good potential for rainbows and set out to find them. We pulled over when we saw the faintest of rainbows and I decided to run over to a small group of beech trees. Just as I arrived the rainbow went into overdrive. Definitely worth running through a bog for!
Although I would have like to completely contain the trees there was a confer just outside the frame on the right hand side which spoilt the shot (although I do have an alternative which includes it) It would have been nice to have the full double rainbow in too, but I just didnt notice it at the time, such was the vivacity of the main rainbow.
This shot does illustrate Alexanders dark band quite nicely, if you are interested go to atoptics.co.uk

Tags: Rainbow Landscape and travel

Voters: theblindman, shelldud, nickyv32 and 25 more


Comments


3 Oct 2008 8:27AM
Fantastic superb, great capture.
David

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shelldud 11 15 England
3 Oct 2008 8:35AM
fantastic shot i never run but would have for this. amazing
nickyv32 12 135 England
3 Oct 2008 8:36AM
Beautiful, so lucky to get the full rainbow.

Nicky
GreyMoonRising 10 1.5k 1
3 Oct 2008 8:39AM
Amazing!
fraser 15 631 14 Scotland
3 Oct 2008 8:42AM
Great shot. Deserves a click for running across the bog in the first place.
dwarf 11 52 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 8:42AM
what a stunning shot. beautifully caught
dorothy
3 Oct 2008 8:45AM
Did you shoot only one ? Must have tried in thousands before it was gone. No word is app to express.
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
3 Oct 2008 8:46AM
Fantastic capture.
John
pmorgan 12 217 13 England
3 Oct 2008 8:47AM
Lady-Luck was definitely on your side here Alex, very well caught!!!!

Rgds
Paul
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
3 Oct 2008 9:24AM
Extremely good shot. I like the other rainbow being less prominent. And the colour of the trees and grass hasn't been saturated, which means the whole picture blends together nicely.
Chris
alexnail 11 1 England
3 Oct 2008 9:39AM

Quote:Did you shoot only one ? Must have tried in thousands before it was gone. No word is app to express.


Unfortunately the only thing that wasnt on my side was time, the clouds and hence the rain were moving very fast. I had time to take this shot twice, which I did in case I made a technical error or the tripod moved.
BrianSS 12 400 39 England
3 Oct 2008 10:17AM
What a superb capture, you should be well pleased.

Brian
DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
3 Oct 2008 10:57AM
This is superb. If you hadn't said anything I would have thought that it was all manufactured. This is one of the downsides to digital. Andy
alexnail 11 1 England
3 Oct 2008 5:42PM

Quote:This is superb. If you hadn't said anything I would have thought that it was all manufactured. This is one of the downsides to digital. Andy


Yes indeed, I am also a member of deviant art and a few people have made comments to that effect. I have also suffered such accusations regrding other photos at the local camera club, this is what happens when photogrpahers abuse photoshop is one of the reasons I am so strongly against the heavy processing of images (often HDR) which I feel dilutes the public perception fo the reality of photography which is a great power of our medium.
BURNSIE 11 25 4 England
3 Oct 2008 6:20PM
Great capture. Burnsie
ali graham 15 102 Scotland
5 Oct 2008 4:14PM
Well worth getting your feet wet, another amazing image.

ali
Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 10:55PM
Excellent viewpoint for this powerful double rainbow.

Nigel

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