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Sunset Rainbow 20120612
12-Jun-2012 Gordon L Wolford

Sunset Rainbow 20120612

One of the biggest and brightest rainbows I've ever seen.

Rainbows caused by sunlight only occur early or late in the day and directly opposite
the sun when it is shining brightly on one side of the sky and rain is falling on the
opposite side. The higher the sun is in the sky, the more shallow the arc of the rainbow.
If the sun is too high, the arc will be too shallow to be seen. Since this photo was taken
very near sunset, this is about as tall a rainbow arc as can be seen from ground level.

Photographed near Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Canon PowerShot S100
1/160s f/2.0 at 5.2mm (24mm equiv) iso80
(Two shots stitched together in order to cover the entire primary arc) full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Nirvan Hope17-Jun-2012 18:15
Brandon Mardon17-Jun-2012 12:29
Fine image Gordon...
Santi Bravo Figueras13-Jun-2012 19:02
burtmann13-Jun-2012 15:22
Fantastic photo Gordon. I've never seen a double rainbow like this. v
Margot W13-Jun-2012 14:11
Your photos just astound me Gordon. This one is no exception.
Clarence King13-Jun-2012 13:51
Wonderful shot of a double rainbow. Very rare have only seen one or two in my lifetime. v
jCross13-Jun-2012 12:38
That is very cool, Gordon. Isn't it great when mother nature cooperates!
Jean-Rene A13-Jun-2012 12:23
Very impressive ! I'll never see that.