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Chasing Rainbows
07-Oct-2011 Seán

Chasing Rainbows

Dramatic rainbows are the upside of the showery weather which we have been having lately. There was a perfect double rainbow arched over town as I drove from work this evening. I thought I might have had time to drive down to the harbour to get a shot of it over the mountains, but it faded as I walked from the car. Then, after I had done my grocery shopping, an even more impressive one appeared as I drove home. 'Quick, grab the camera,' I instructed my son. 'Take off the cap' I ordered as he pointed it out the windscreen. He took a series of pics and this one does justice to what was the best rainbow I've ever seen. We even drove past the end but didn't see a crock of gold.

Olympus E-P1
1/500s f/5.6 at 28.0mm iso400 full exif

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Frank Brault08-Oct-2011 22:59
A fantastic catch. I wonder if there are two pots of gold. V
LynnH08-Oct-2011 12:46
Sean did a fine job catching this! What a glorious double rainbow. wow wow
Neal Nye08-Oct-2011 11:02
Such a wonderful capture of this rare event. Even without the crock of gold, it brings joy to all who see it.
Brian Samuel08-Oct-2011 09:49
A doubler! Great vivid colour against the grey
John Reynolds08-Oct-2011 06:27
Great capture by Sean. V.
eye2see08-Oct-2011 03:15
This must be your lucky day! ~v
globalgadabout08-Oct-2011 02:34
well done to Sean...that's a great catch of the rainbows and a well-framed shot of the setting...the arrows seem to point to the highlights...V
Carl Carbone08-Oct-2011 01:10
Someone must have gotten there before you. It's really tough to get there first when the rainbows are that impressive. Better luck next time! :-) You did manage a nice shot to remember it though!
Betty Vlasiu08-Oct-2011 00:38
Excellent job.
sue anne07-Oct-2011 23:41
Beautiful and I saw a double rainbow last week. They are just intense. :)
Light_Works07-Oct-2011 23:39
Nice image! V.
pkocinski07-Oct-2011 22:56
Your son did great on this image!
Doug Cruden07-Oct-2011 22:45
Well done lad! This is a cracker all right!!!
Frank Kavanagh Photography07-Oct-2011 22:29
Very impressive indeed, a beautiful shot Mairéad.V.
Karen Stuebing07-Oct-2011 21:31
Fabulous double rainbow. It's the best one I've ever seen too. I thought there was always a pot of gold. :) V.
larose forest photos07-Oct-2011 21:00
Impressive capture of this double rainbow. Wow. Good shot, Sean! V
Phillip Normanton07-Oct-2011 20:49
Very intense. There was an article on the BBC website today about a photo of a quadruple rainbow - but it was, err, very iffy!!
NB. The gold is under the ground - you have to dig :o)
marita toftgard07-Oct-2011 20:39
very impressive indeed
such strong colours
love it
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