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A world within a rainbow by Alex37 A world within a rainbow by Alex37
©2008 Alexander Nail. Do not use this image in any fashion without my prior permission

One of the most miserable days on Skye ended with patches of sunlight and the obvious hope of rainbows. Guy :iconpastyguy: and I went in search of the perfect shot in the car. You might want to call it "rainbow chasing", which I guess is the slightly hippie version of storm chasing.

Well done to Guy for driving fast enough to get us to a hopeful location. When we were arrived we were ahead of the clouds but only a very faint rainbow was visable. Without wellies it would have been hard to get this one. I had to run about 100 meters through bog to get to a veiw of this small collection of trees which I had seen from the road.

My only slight reservation with this image is that the trees on the right touch the rainbow. I made that decision in order to avoid inclusion of a rather large conifer which threw the shot completely. I only just had time to recompose without it before the moment had gone. It would have been nice to include the entire double rainbow, but that would have meant firstly including the conifer and secondly shooting a vertical pano of 4 or 5 shots which, as it turned out, I didnt have time to do after this shot.

The rainbow lasted only 3 or 4 minutes but it was the second most spectacular I can remember. This shot illustrates Alexander's Dark Band quite well and you can just make out supernumeraries at the top, which appeared much clearer at the time.
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woisvogi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
great shoot, well done, brilliant result. congratulation. you have won any prizes with it?
Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no, if I enter this image into a competition it never gets passed the shortlist stage. Thanks :)
woisvogi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
no, that can not be. you have expirience with competitions? the image is perfect. the panorama format fits to the subject, the central perspective too. the trees are very interesting. the contrast feeling (deepth) is excellent and i guess the photo is sharp. all in all its very exciting. so why it shold not win a contest?
NWNE Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
You're a genius
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish, thanks
LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Photographer
Hi, this marvellous image is featured in my journal as Image of the week
It's a long time favourite, and I'm still always in awe when I see it!
BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
pretty :)
NostalgiaLocomotive Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic!
KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Beautiful full rainbow! =)
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