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Glen Etive Rainbow

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Strax, 28 May 2006.

  1. Strax

    Hitman

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    This is a shot from Thursdays trip to Glencoe.

    This was one of those moments when I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. In the middle of a heavy rain shower, the sun crept out from behind some clouds behind me and for five magical minutes this rainbow was in the valley below. This was about the only usuable shot (without a lot of PP work to remove rainspots on my lens)

    Unfortunately there was no gold at either end of it :rolleyes:

    Glen Etive Rainbow

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Zefan

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    Stunning :)
     
  3. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    no way!!
     
  4. cyKey

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    Whoa. That's all kinds of awesome.
     
  5. tommy6206

    Hitman

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    I'm loving it superb
     
  6. Strax

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    Thanks for the replies. As I said, the right place at the right time. I was more worried that I would make a mess of the shots and get nothing usable. As it was I had to jump out the car, take the shot, jump back in, clean the lens, jump back out etc.

    To say I was pleased once I got home was an understatement ;)
     
  7. Rednut05

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    Well I just looked at it and thought it was bit good. ;) Well done. Not many people happen to be in the right place for shots like taht as you said.
     
  8. madmaxx

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    Fab shot - well worth the trouble of hopping in and out of the car! Good work that man :)
     
  9. Mint_Sauce

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    Cool, nice shot - looks really surreal.
     
  10. pmbuzz

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    Beautiful.

    :)
     
    Last edited: 29 May 2006
  11. Mohain

    Wise Guy

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    Very nice :)
     
  12. danza

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    Beautiful shot!

    Is it me, or are there actually two rainbows in the image?
     
  13. divine`

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    there are indeed, I believe all rainbows are made up of multiple rainbows, just you don't tend to see more than one or two most of the time.
     
  14. Rednut05

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    That took a bit of looking for but yeah i'm with you on that one.
     
  15. Gungnir

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    You can quite clearly see Rod, Jane and Freddy hiking in the distance ;)
     
  16. Strax

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    Zippy and George were standing behind me when I took the photo ;)
     
  17. themask70

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    Woaaaaa, amazing. I have never seen a rainbow like that before :eek: