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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300S
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15625/10000000 second
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F/13.0
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300 mm
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500
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Jan 23, 2010, 3:57:23 PM
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Rainbow Oak by kayaksailor Rainbow Oak by kayaksailor
Another sunset rainbow :heart: Sunset Rainbow by kayaksailor

Out enjoying the first sun we've seen in about a week when this incredible rainbow came into view :heart: Only a little bit of contrast tweaking...

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:iconlonewolfphotography:
Ok, I haven't done many of these, but I can't resist here. When I first saw this image as a thumbnail, my jaw dropped and it didn't even occur to me to enlarge it...I just sat and stared at it! :iconwowplz: As a matter of fact, I may not have been breathing. :no: :giggle: But this is all gut reaction...here's my critique:

OMG!

Ok, just kidding. :rofl: Not about the OMG, that's for real, but about that being my critique. Here's the real one.

I have tried many many times to get a vibrant, color drenched rainbow and have come close a time or two...but it's just a shot of a rainbow, where ever it happened to be. Just glad to get the shot, not concerned with composition or scenery.

Ruth has managed to get a fantastic rainbow, not only as vibrant and clear as anyone could wish for, but she has also managed to do it in a way that you probably couldn't have manipulated any better. The composition here is not only a beautiful scene...I call these trees live oaks though I'm sure that's wrong, I just love the way they look sans leaves, but she has kept it simple and clean, the sign of most great works of art. Nothing to distract, only essential elements. Love the dark brooding sky behind the rainbow. Her perspective is flawless! Positioning herself to get the rainbow falling directly behind the main tree to provide wonderfully colorful backlighting is pure perfection. Her position just short of the crest of the hill helps give great depth to this image, with the higher hill behind the tree and the rainbow and she has included just enough grass in the foreground to help draw the eye up the hill to the blazing treasure at the top. I never believed pots of gold really existed before, but perhaps my definition of "pots of gold" was just in the wrong direction. Ruth has photographic proof that they do exist...she has a real treasure here. :clap:

My only problem with this shot, is the second tree half out of the photo. A bit distracting and I can envision how awesome it would have been with only the one tree on the hill, but it's a problem easily overlooked in view of the beauty captured here. :D

Hats off to you Ruth! Well done...and I'm soooo jealous! :lmao:
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So, I understand that a lot of these shots have an incredible amount of "luck" involved, "right place, right time" sort of deal...but...that lends absolutely nothing else towards the difficulty level and the point of view that YOU wished to capture here. Most people stick to full wide shots with rainbows because they want to try to capture the full arch of the form; this works and is usually quite pretty, but it's not original, especially when they had the option to zoom the hell out of it and get in a tighter shot like you did. :) It also helps that the colors have an amazing darker front and back drop that add emphasis to just HOW bright the colors of the rainbow were. And the rainbow isn't even the only eye catching part of this piece, which is another impressive thing. The landscape, especially the tree, is almost as eye-catching as the burst of color behind it. Even on a day without rainbows, this image makes me want to see this area in person. Makes me want to picnic under the branches and enjoy a nice outing, as sappy as that sounds. An image that an evoke that kind of response is an incredible image, there's no denying this.
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Absolutely perfect charming work!!! Superb!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you!  A 'right time, right place, with a camera' view for sure :giggle:
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Fabulous photo -- fantastic capture! :)
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
a fantastic scene :iconlovenodplz: and fantastic luck to be there at that time!!
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, I can't believe your fantastic timing -- incredible capture! :)
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember I first saw this picture like.... 2 years ago? I don't even remember. I have probably seen thousands of wondrously beautiful nature photos ever since but this particular picture is one of the very few that never faded from my mind remember, one of the most remarkable and memorable of all. I think this says something and I just wanted to share it with you.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Thank you so much!  What a marvelous testament :hug: It remains one of my most vivid photographic days :love:
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a good reason. And you're welcome :)
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souldaki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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