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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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:iconwoisvogi:
woisvogi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
great shoot, well done, brilliant result. congratulation. you have won any prizes with it?
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:iconalex37:
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 :)
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:iconwoisvogi:
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?
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:iconnwne:
NWNE Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
You're a genius
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish, thanks
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:iconlucieg-stock:
LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Perfect!!
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012   Photographer
Hi, this marvellous image is featured in my journal as Image of the week
CONGRATULATIONS!
It's a long time favourite, and I'm still always in awe when I see it!
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:iconbenjiiben:
BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
pretty :)
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:iconnostalgialocomotive:
NostalgiaLocomotive Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic!
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:iconkissthesunrise:
KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Beautiful full rainbow! =)
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:icongraphitecolours:
GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! You've been featured here: [link]
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:iconsupermetroid2:
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
totallyamazing
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:iconprimadonna77:
PrimaDonna77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what an amazing photo!!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconhawkphotographer:
HawkPhotographer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Fabulous image, I love it =)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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:iconantoniogouveia:
AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning :)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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:iconantoniogouveia:
AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconpyreness:
Pyreness Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
double rainbow @_@
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yawn
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:iconpyreness:
Pyreness Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
All youtube videos aside, its quite gorgeous!
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:iconphototems:
phototems Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It is unbelievable that you were able to take this shot eventhough you weren't able to include both rainbows, I still think this picture is stunning and unbelievable!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, this shot remains my favourite
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:iconvihartancos:
Vihartancos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :aww:
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:iconnystuen:
Nystuen Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely wonderful!
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:iconlikelli:
likelli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was not real... Amazing!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, a lot of people think that!
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:iconrowan55:
rowan55 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Just beautiful!
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:iconrowan55:
rowan55 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Just beautiful!
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:iconoxalysa:
oxalysa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Perfect rainbow
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:iconravenousdrake:
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Writer
:wow: Spectacular! Splendid! Superb! Splendiferous! Stupendous! I'm running out of adjectives that begin with S! :faint: :+fav:
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sensational?
Thanks :D
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:iconravenousdrake:
RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
:thumbsup::)
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:iconmajkel443:
majkel443 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Is it God's Garden? Fantastic capture!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no this is nature, but thanks :)
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:iconmajkel443:
majkel443 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Photographer
i was joking ;)
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:iconanamia:
Anamia Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yes, there is God. Epic. I wish I could fave it more then once.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I wish I could see it more than once!
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happy-camper123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Gorgeous! The rainbow is a such a pretty frame for the trees. :3

And... I-I must say it... DOUBLE RAINBOOOOW, ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY. WHAT DOES IT MEEEAAAAAN?

... I'm so sorry XD
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:iconminginc:
minginc Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing! :la:
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Photographer
Magnificent image! How awesome to be on the right time on the right spot to make a capture like this! Congrats!
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Wungu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually quite like those little touches from the trees on the right ... almost as if they are reaching out for the pot of gold?

Very beautiful rainbow and yes the double would have been cool - but I doubt you would have bettered the intensity of the lighting on those pale coloured tree trunks. The mix of dead and live trees makes for additional interest too.
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naveenbanga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Photographer
It's the most beautiful rainbow I,ve ever seen!
The capture is brilliant my friend.Congrats! keep shooting for earthly people like us.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot. Fortunately I am still earthly
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:iconnaveenbanga:
naveenbanga Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Photographer
haha! ur welcome
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froggynaan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So according to my calculations, to get this shot, you'd need somewhat of a wide lens - shorter than 24mm fullframe equivalent. What lens did you use?
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I shot this with a 20D and 17-40. It's two horizontal images with a large overlap.
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:iconthevotka:
theVotka Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Just magic
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:iconarchidictus:
archidictus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Stunning!
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