Double Rainbow

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 December 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was photographed in the 'golden circle' area of Iceland just east of Reykjavik.

Did you know that when you see a double rainbow like this the secondary one is called a "reverse rainbow" because the order of the colours is reversed when compared to the primary one.

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Kpax from Cantabria, Spain

el guerrero del arcoiris ahora tiene ayuda.

3 Dec 2012 6:01am

@Kpax: Thanks Kpax!

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Magnifique ! et je n'avais jamais remarqué que les couleurs étaient inversés ! ... Bonne journée

3 Dec 2012 6:28am

@JacklineG: Hi Jackline - I hadn't noticed either until somebody pointed it out to me.

tom from Germany

Wonderful light and dramatic sky.

3 Dec 2012 6:57am

@tom: Thanks Tom!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Wow; and a great work on the light !

3 Dec 2012 7:26am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard!

Wolfgang from Germany

A double rainbow ... wonderful light and atmosphere.

3 Dec 2012 8:02am

@Wolfgang: Thanks Wolfgang!

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, you just get better and better. This is beautiful, the composition, light, colour is just fantastic.

3 Dec 2012 8:25am

@Andrew Atkinson: Thanks Andrew!

VisuElle Photography from Rhône-Alpes, France

Just wonderful. Fantastic shot

3 Dec 2012 8:55am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful light and atmosphere!
Good day.

3 Dec 2012 9:23am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wow, amazing shot! Never knew about the reverse colours either!

3 Dec 2012 11:00am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Belle composiiton. Cadrage bien choisi.

3 Dec 2012 12:10pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I never knew that, but I don't get to see many double rainbows.
Smashing shot Ian.

3 Dec 2012 1:39pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

What an impressive shot!

3 Dec 2012 2:48pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great light !

3 Dec 2012 5:27pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

amazing shot,very nice photo

3 Dec 2012 7:00pm

Kevin from Caen, France

Wow, amazing rainbows ! Great shot !

3 Dec 2012 9:07pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice, I do love a good rainbow

3 Dec 2012 9:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


4 Dec 2012 12:02am

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

quite dramatic..

4 Dec 2012 2:36am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

what a great catch! superb landscape capped off perfectly by the double rainbow!

4 Dec 2012 3:12am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

beautiful landscape photography.

4 Dec 2012 1:42pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Double gold too? Either way solid gold image :-) lucky find

4 Dec 2012 5:51pm

Georges Pignet from France

C'est absolument magnifique.

J'aime ce format carré , le ciel , la terre , tout quoi.

5 Dec 2012 8:12am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

As always, wonderful work. I love the processing.

5 Dec 2012 4:28pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very good

7 Dec 2012 12:41pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful colors & lights!

7 Dec 2012 7:02pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Awesome photo! Just makes you want to keep looking at it.

10 Dec 2012 6:33pm

Andrey Samolinov from Samara, Russian Federation

Amazing landscape, well done

13 Dec 2012 6:42pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Love love love this one...

17 Dec 2012 4:51pm

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran

Amazing !

27 Dec 2012 11:33pm

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Nikon D800
1/100 second
ISO 100
26 mm (35mm equiv.)

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