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Double Bow

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Location: My Backyard
Date: Jul 11, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2009

Watching the Giants game on TV, they showed a picture of a rainbow over the Bay, so I went out in the backyard, amd saw the same bow over the Carquinez Strait. Set up the tripod and just sat there watching the sky for a half hour til the sun set and it disappeared.

Thanks for the votes and comments.

I processed this mainly in Lightroom, primarily some exposure, white balance and playing with the color sliders in the saturation and luminance channels -- that's what brought out the colors in the bows -- and caused the slight green-yellow shift that bothered some. I am traveling now, but will try to remember to post the actual processing steps when I get back.

A special ribbon to Blue Moon for recognizing these rainbows!
Originally posted by Blue Moon:

lol, I can't believe that I recognized this specific rainbow, but then again it was pretty freakin' amazing right?


Place: 24 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.5772
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.5982
Avg (non-participants): 6.5135
Views since voting: 1770
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 149
Comments: 10
Favorites: 5 (view)

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12/29/2010 10:23:54 AM
Too awesome.
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08/10/2009 06:15:01 PM
lol, I can't believe that I recognized this specific rainbow, but then again it was pretty freakin' amazing right?
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08/08/2009 03:40:56 PM
Awesome shot. I'd love to know your processing steps. I have a rainbow shot that I have been able to enhance, but this is so much more spectacular. Congratulations on this beautiful image and your well deserved score and placement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 09:15:01 PM
This is about the most dramatic rainbow photo I've ever seen. I love the attention you've given the rainbows themselves and the understated context you've included. Wow!
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08/05/2009 04:28:27 PM
I have only once in my lifetime seen a double rainbow (didn't have
a camera with me), and this one is beautifully captured. Nice job.
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08/05/2009 02:02:41 AM
Very nice job
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08/02/2009 10:54:28 PM
The natural world can sometimes provide us with special and very spectacular moments in time - this is one of them not often seen or captured properly. Great exposure control and terrific color with a lot of visual impact and a not so minor WOW factor. Worthy of a National Geographic entry. So far, my favorite image, but I'm only about 18 images into the challenge. :>) Well done.
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08/01/2009 07:10:37 PM
The image itself I really like but, in terms of processing, it appears very green/yellow to me. Adjusting to bluer temperature would help a lot, I think.
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08/01/2009 02:14:31 PM
were you in california? we had a rainbow just like this earlier this month, but unfortunately I was working :( Major props for capturing the whole thing! I wish there was less green in the overall image, but otherwise it's great.
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08/01/2009 03:04:29 AM
beautiful capture of nature at it's best
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