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Dusk Rainbow

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 9 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Well I'm still having problems with my laptop which has my software on that I use for post processing so I've downloaded a free trial of Nikon's Capture NX2 and also The Gimp which is a free software photo editing tool.

This photo was taken over a month ago just before I went on holiday when I was lucky enough to be able to photograph this rainbow which appeared during a wonderful sunset over the fields surrounding Sefton Village in NW England.

NIKON D40 1/30 second F/4.0 ISO 320 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

It's beautifully composed, and how good of that rainbow to cooperate and spread itself out before you and your camera so nicely.

9 Oct 2008 11:14pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks Glenn!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

You have captured the whole rainbow beautifully. Excellent.

10 Oct 2008 2:25am

@akarui: would have been impossible without the 10-20 wide angle lens that I had with me.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Wow, Ian!! What a fantastic image!! Bravo!

Sorry to hear about your computer issues... been there done that.. hope things work out soon. ;-)

10 Oct 2008 2:52am

@amy: Thanks Amy!....I can't tell you just how frustrating this computer problem has been. It's the screen on my normal laptop that has developed a problem. The repairing company have already replaced the screen once but the new was also defective so it went back in again for repair 3 weeks ago and I still haven't got it back!

Fawn from Chilliwack, Canada

Absolutely Stunning!

10 Oct 2008 3:02am

@Fawn: Thanks Fawn....I was really pleased that I happened to have a camera with me when this rainbow appeared!

Loretta from San Mateo, United States

I agree stunning photo

10 Oct 2008 3:10am

@Loretta: Thanks very much Loretta!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

truly amazing!! wow!!

10 Oct 2008 3:13am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks very much dj!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Wow! That is an incredible rainbow. So vivid and a complete arc! Wow.

Hope you get the computer issues fixed soon.

10 Oct 2008 3:52am

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!....I've managed to photograph partial rainbow arcs before but never a complete one like this.

The computer problem is driving me nuts!

Stephanie from Toronto, Canada

Amazing picture!

10 Oct 2008 4:15am

@Stephanie: Thanks Stephanie!

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

intense color.

10 Oct 2008 4:23am

@Daniel: Thanks can see from the exif at the side of the photo just how dark it was getting. The rainbow lasted until almost full darkness.

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

very nice colours

10 Oct 2008 4:59am

@Batkoï: Thanks Batkoï!

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

That is gloriously beautiful.

10 Oct 2008 5:21am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks Michael!

Laura from Eindhoven, Netherlands

Amazing colours! It's great that you were able to capture the full rainbow, since most of the times I see a rainbow it doesn't touch the ground on two places.

10 Oct 2008 6:40am

@Laura: Thanks Laura!...yes, I was really lucky to be able to photograph this one like this.

It was gracious enough to start out slowly so that by the time I had stopped the car and walked into this field with my camera it had developed into this full arc with the church steeple in the middle and the remains of the crops relecting the sunset behind my shoulder.

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful colours!

10 Oct 2008 7:31am

@Frida: Thanks Frida!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

That's beautiful, nicely captured.

10 Oct 2008 7:51am

@yz: Thanks yz!

Paolo from Udine, Italy

welcome to Gimp! do you find negative|positive differences between PS and The Gimp? I'm interested in this topic 'cause in my office (IS dep of Udine, Italy City Hall) we are always investigating alternatives to commercial products. btw I do use Gimp and digiKam on Linux.

thx in advance

ps I like the photo

10 Oct 2008 11:40am

@Paolo: Hi Paolo!'s diffucult for me to make comparisons between Gimp and Photoshop at the moment as I've only processed a couple of photos so far and I'm using it on a windows system rather than Linux.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A heartbreaker, what a photo! So good to see you back! I hope your problems are soon totally over ;)

10 Oct 2008 12:54pm

@Lorraine: Thanks too!

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Impressive view!

10 Oct 2008 1:52pm

@Daryl: Thanks Daryl!

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

WOW Magnificent. I think I've never seen a rainbow like this. Impressive

10 Oct 2008 1:57pm

@Rui: Thanks Rui !

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Spectacular shot...hope you sort the laptop soon as your images have been missed!

10 Oct 2008 4:29pm

@Ted: Thanks Ted....I hope so too!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very nice image. Yu have framed the complete rainbow, and the colored light gives a magic air to the atmosphere-

11 Oct 2008 8:00am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

LGB from Portugal

Wow, great composition and color! Great picture!

11 Oct 2008 4:19pm

@LGB: Thanks LGB!

Agnes from Canada

absolutely amazing colours! simply beautiful!

11 Oct 2008 10:25pm

@Agnes: Thanks Agnes!

NaCha from NYC, United States

Nice. I could actually frame this ...lovely

12 Oct 2008 2:53am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Wow, magnificent shot! Great view and perfect processing. Wonderfully done!

12 Oct 2008 8:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is an attention grabber, it shouts out to be seen, but I guess you already knew that.

1 Jul 2009 9:53pm

1/30 second
ISO 320
15 mm (35mm equiv.)