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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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Miarath Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Looks wonderful. Like the rainbow goes straight through the heart of that tree! :wow:
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Wow... Gorgeous photo!
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
It was magical.  We "chased the rainbow" for maybe half an hour!  
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DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
No wonder You got so much favs!
This is the closesd -big on the sky- rainbow I ever seen!!!
You can literaly see how it change the color of background!!!
You was at the bigining of the rainbow,I would try to go there and be in that light for how long it last!!!... (Only it would turn to chaising shadows,cause comming closer would change the angle)...It's one of my wishes! hehe! - You didn't try to hop on it and get over the rainbow where sky is blue? - hehe!

Have You notice how sky get dark always up the rainbow? - often if it's dubble rainbow the part of the sky between them is dark like that... It make me wonder why actually it is happening...ofcours I understand that it is the angle of the light reflecting in water drops,but why exacly it's getting dark I still don't know...

I had a plasure beeing in the ring of rainbow while I was under the waterfall! - it was amaising!!! - the stripes of colours where very thin just cupple of inches each color and the ring of rainbow was floating around me like big hulahoop! It was one of the most fantastic adventures I ever had! This experience make me realise that actually rainbow envolve not only angle between sun and water druplets but also angle between person who see it!!!
So...
IT WAS YOUR VERY OWN RAINBOW CAUSE ONLY YOU HAVE SEEN IT LIVE!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
It was an amazing sight!  My daughter and I were out on a photo adventure, but she was being a little pain in the butt so I cut the trip short and we were heading home - she still doesn't let me forget that if she hadn't been grumpy (we stopped and got her something to eat and she was better) we never would have been right there, right then!! :love:  

It lasted a long time - in fact we "chased" it up the valley for easily half an hour...

A ring rainbow would be awesome to see :heart:  
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DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Hehe,memorable proffit from pain in the butt!

(I have 3 kids my self,hehe!)
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:iconwnaturalism:
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Absolutely perfect charming work!!! Superb!!
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:iconkayaksailor:
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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:iconkayaksailor:
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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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a good reason. And you're welcome :)
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:iconsouldaki:
souldaki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
:love: thank you so much!!!
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:iconsouldaki:
souldaki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NP :)
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:iconjacqchristiaan:
JacqChristiaan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
This is amazingly beautiful! Can't find other words for it! :clap: :rose:


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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thank you so much!!  It was a thrilling view :love:
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:iconjacqchristiaan:
JacqChristiaan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
It's my pleasure Ruth! I can imagine it was a thrilling view and what you will have felt! These are such  very precious moments and so special that you could capture this moment! :icongiveroseplz:

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WildflowerGal33 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
AWESOME!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
It sure was :D  I just had this printed on a metallic paper - looks so awesome :love: almost glows!!
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:iconreznor666:
reznor666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Share some pot-o-gold now :)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
:rofl: I wish!!!!  I'm sure there is gold under there as it is fairly close to the area where gold was discovered which started the 1849 California gold rush :D
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reznor666 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Yeah? So now I'm looking forward to see some photos from the Archeological Site.
:D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
:giggle: would be fun!  but I don't think the ranch who runs cattle  on the property would be too happy about my diggin' around...but then again if I offered to share....:hmm:
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reznor666 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
:D dangerous and exciting at the same time... :)
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Indeed :sprint:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
gorgeous dear
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
:blowkiss: one of my personal favorites :heart:
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
can imagine why! :D
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
VERY nice capture Ruth!! :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
:love: Neither my daughter nor I will ever forget this day :nod: it was such a serendipitous event that we were even there let alone had our cameras with us and could find a place to stop and photograph from!
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sometimes that's half the fun of photography...is being at the right spot at the right moment. Many of my photos were shot because of that. =D I hope you'll enjoy MY gallery half as much as I'm enjoying YOURS Ruth!! :heart:~:deviation: By the way, I'm Michael. :hug:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
:wave: Hi Michael! I'm lucky to be relatively free to go out wandering with my daughter as my photo partner...rarely do we head out to photograph something specific - maybe a specific place but not an exact image in mind (well, we'll have hopes :giggle:) This particular day she was really grumpy so we'd decided to head home which had us following the rainstorm and rainbow :love:
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Isn't it something how fate works at times? =D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
:iconlovenodplz: Indeed!
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GloryAngel Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Talk about a lucky shot!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:iconlovenodplz:
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sir-robot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Did you find the leprechaun with his pot of gold?
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
lol, can almost see him :nod:
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GreyAngelofChaos Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow this is really cool
how clearly you were able to get the rainbow
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It was an amazing hour! We "chased" the rainbow up the valley :laughing:
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magiiipoo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured! Please check my journal.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Ooooo :iconeeeeeplz: Thank you!! I'm off to see what else you've found :sprint:
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follyennon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Very very very nice
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:blowkiss: Thank you so much!!
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lecristal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
superbe photo
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