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Right place, Right time

By geoffrey baker
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.

Tags: Landscape Rainbow Wales Storm clouds Lone tree Limestone pavement Ystradfellte Landscape and travel Evening sunshine

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
12 May 2013 6:50PM
Looks like the gold is just over than small hill...


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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 7:01PM
Wonderful landscape.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 May 2013 7:50PM
Simply stunning Geoff.


johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 8:05PM
A wonderfully turbulent landscape Geoffrey, excellent work
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
12 May 2013 8:10PM
This is a Beautiful LandscapeSmile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 8:13PM
Beautiful !!!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 8:17PM

soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
12 May 2013 8:54PM
Fantastic Geoff Grin

Defiantly right place right time Smile

Nikki x
12 May 2013 9:10PM
Thanks everyone Smile

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

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
12 May 2013 9:59PM
Dramatic with a capital D! Great shot.
13 May 2013 10:54AM
Lovely, dramatic and rugged image.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 May 2013 9:38PM
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
TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
24 May 2013 7:48PM
A touch of magic!


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