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Duststorm in Death Valley

By bravo charlie  
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.

Tags: Rainbow Light Usa Death valley Dust storm Landscape and travel

Voters: rontear, Gecko, lloydee and 19 more

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conrad 12 10.9k 116
29 Jun 2006 9:14AM
So would one call that a "dustbow", then? Strange phenomenon. And a good capture of it.


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Gecko 10 25 Australia
29 Jun 2006 9:15AM
What an amazing sight to see! Be a bit eerie, specially being in Death Valley. Nice capture. Pam
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 10:13AM
The dusted distance, with the strangeness of a rainbow in it, is excellent.
Mayfly 11 485 2 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 11:32AM
Amazing colour and nice depth in the image. I hope the kit survived the dust !
StuartAt 11 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 11:43AM
Great capture, good colours and as Mayfly says, a real depth to the image.

JouŠo 12 56 Finland
29 Jun 2006 1:49PM
another belter!

AlanBW 10 20 England
29 Jun 2006 1:51PM
Sensational shot Brian, very well done
tarara 10
29 Jun 2006 2:38PM
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
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 Jun 2006 8:25PM
Incredible shot!
KaylaR 11 15 United States
30 Jun 2006 1:24AM
Living in the Sonoran Deser, I have seen many dust storms but I have never seen a rainbow during one. Great Capture!
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
24 Mar 2007 11:49AM
Fantastic nature and image. Ron.

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