A surprise rainbow

Posted on 5 Dec ’12 by Earl Moore

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Something I’ve always regretted about the location of our home is there’s not a clear/clean view of the horizon either to the east or west by which to enjoy beautiful sunrises or sunsets.

So normally, when home, I don’t pay to much attention to the sky.  However, early this morning, as I threw a full trash bag in the trash bin, my eye’s widened with the above view of the western sky — a beautiful full rainbow.  It was so wide I had to stitch two photos together to get both ends.

Of course I immediately looked east to find the source for this wonderful light – bingo!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Monte Stevens 5 Dec ’12 at 4:24 pm

    Yes. Thank goodness you had your camera with you! :-)
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    • Earl 5 Dec ’12 at 9:15 pm

      That’s right, Monte, even when taking out the trash I have a camera around my neck…NOT! ;-)

      But, it was not far away.

  2. Tom Dills 5 Dec ’12 at 4:49 pm

    We’ve got an eastern view but it is blocked by trees. I got to see the color this morning but wasn’t able to do anything about it. I didn’t look the other way though, or I might have seen the same rainbow!
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    • Earl 5 Dec ’12 at 9:17 pm

      Tom, you may indeed have been able to see this one. It was avery well formed rainbow.

  3. ken bello 5 Dec ’12 at 6:33 pm

    We are surrounded by tall trees which is really nice but prevents views such as this. If I go out to the street I have a bit of a view but usually not photo worthy. This is really very nice. 16:9?
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    • Earl 5 Dec ’12 at 9:19 pm

      Ken, Thanks…it’s closer to 2:1. After stitching the photos together I didn’t crop.

  4. Steve Skinner 5 Dec ’12 at 9:39 pm

    Pretty cool and a very lucky find!
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    • Earl 5 Dec ’12 at 9:47 pm

      In this case, Steve, it seems it found me!

  5. Mark 8 Dec ’12 at 2:59 pm

    I can relate to your comment about the horizon Earl. In fact, I can’t get a clear view of the horizon until I actually drive out to one of the lakes. Beautiful sky, and great moment captured.
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    • Earl 8 Dec ’12 at 5:49 pm

      Mark, I’ll probably be checking out the sky on these early morning garbage runs from now on. :-)

  6. Martina Egli 11 Dec ’12 at 11:13 am

    What a stunning view! I have never seen a morning rainbow and it looks absolutely beautiful. I love the wonderful red and blue hues in the sky and the silhouette of the tree really adds to the composition.
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    • Earl 11 Dec ’12 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks, Martina. I’d never seen a sunrise rainbow either until this one.

  7. Paul 12 Dec ’12 at 7:22 pm

    Talk about bonus materials! Very nice. And a great idea to stitch two images together to make a beautiful shot, Earl!
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    • Earl 13 Dec ’12 at 2:02 pm

      Paul, thanks. It was a necessity to stich those photos…only way to get the whole rainbow in this case.

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