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Forever chasing rainbows

By phil_j  
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


Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea, kinfatric, Brian_Scott and 57 more

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 7:54PM
simply stunning phil top shot Wink

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Jul 2011 8:09PM
A stunning scene Phil, the light is wonderful and the rainbow is the icing on the cake
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 8:39PM
I think you are being really hard on your self, this is a really lovely landscape, up there with the best

A beautifully captured landscape. The light and colour are stunning. Truly superb.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
7 Jul 2011 8:56PM
I think you should be very pleased - a glorious landscape Phil.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
7 Jul 2011 8:57PM
I think you have captured the scene so beautifully, rich colours, a rainbow, excellent fact everything going for it. I feel I am almost standing there taking in the scene.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2011 9:04PM
great shot - look forward to more puffins tho
7 Jul 2011 9:16PM
Excellent image and able to hold its own with the best.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Jul 2011 10:42PM
Right time and place Phil,beautiful.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
8 Jul 2011 6:30AM
A stunningly beautiful image, Phil, no wonder you were pleased with it. Carol
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
8 Jul 2011 9:51AM
Excellent landscape Phil.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
8 Jul 2011 12:14PM
Sublime Phil and the rainbow really adds to the quality..

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 1:34PM
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.
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
8 Jul 2011 4:58PM
Really Beautiful...!!!

Nikki !!!!
Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 7:58PM
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.
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 12:45PM
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.


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