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Yaaaay! Bollin Riverside Park! A great place to wander, looking at clouds, cows, birds, trees, clouds, flowers, fish, and did I mention clouds?
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Thanks for this lovely shot. I am a lover of rainbows so your photo pleases me much.
You may be interested to see this image released via the NASA APOD page showing 5, yes, 5 rainbows photographed over Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA last week après hurricane Floreence. It shows something I’ve never seen before, supernumerary rainbows.
Here it is:- https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181002.html
Helen, you photo has it all: clouds, rain, lightening, road to the clouds, intense colors! I love it.
I warmly, and much so, go fully along with Ginnie’s comment.
A marvellous photo by any standard! Well done, Helen, and thanks muchly for sharing this spectacle with us. You must be mighty pleased with your photographic effort. I know I would be.
I hope that your photo would gain consideration for inclusion in the CAS 2019 calendar. Here’s hoping just that!
Very dramatic photo, Helen. Well done! Wouldn’t like to be out there in the middle of nowhere and get caught out in that storm without my raincoat or umbrella. The lightning looks like a pole you could slide down from the upper level to the ground and the sun is dramatically shining on the rain pouring down from the storm clouds, creating the rainbow and watering the foreground grass. The dense storm clouds look dark, as the angle of the sun cannot penetrate them. From Rebecca Hill, Canberra, Australia
Great shot son wish we where there with you both …….
Given your previous low rainbow image (https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/photo/photo-n-3135-2) you are proving to be an expert low-bow spotter!
Certainly a mighty long low bow. Quite a sight!
Don’t often see rainbow colours in the sky quite so low down near the ground. Much of the time in Canberra, Australia, where I live, when there is a rainy day in summer, I see a much higher-up complete bridge of colours, stretching across the sky that looks like you can cross, or a rainbow that often looks like it comes down vertically from the clouds to the ground in a curved shape. From Rebecca Hill, Canberra, Australia
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A great dramatic shot in the mountains of Spain! The white mountains show-up well and are a contrast against the dark grey rain clouds and rainbow colours. The sunlight creates a spectrum of beautiful rainbow colours when it hits the precipitation coming out of the clouds that is falling to the ground during an afternoon shower and will hopefully cool everything down after a long, hot summer’s day in August. From Rebecca Hill, Canberra, Australia
I like the wise use you have made of good stark contrasting lighting.
Are you back now in the UK? I recall many of your glorious shots taken on the other side of the Equator. That said, you have not lost your touch in capturing this dramatic and atmospheric scene.
I hope the CAS might consider this photo for its 2019 calendar. Fingers crossed for you!
Thanks for sharing this virtuous shot! Your photography is marvellous and a delight to see.
Thanks Laurence. Yes I have been back from working overseas (and now retired again) for three years now. But I have during my overseas trips amassed a considerable library of dramatic photos from the tropics. This one is obviously not one from the tropics but I understand now what ingredients are required for getting those shots you refer to. One is luck two is actually living in a location that will produce good material and three I suppose is knowing what to do once you recognise a mix when something dramatic could happen. This one was mostly luck being there on holiday with my family. I ignored my wife by bringing the camera gear for the day at the beach. Photos in the gloaming always produce great atmospheric effects.
Yet again Mike a superb Image it’s a good job you did not leave your camera at home
Thanks, Mike, and, may I say, welcome back to the UK! I bet you find the weather here a wee bit different!
I think very highly of your photography, likewise, a CAS member, Paul Martini, hailing as he does from Bluff, Utah, USA. He, like you, packs in a grand and powerful photo upon the CAS Gallery capturing the elements and dramatic cloudscapes.
With all the photos you have amassed I reckon you could get a great book produced featuring your photos.
Thanks again and for reverting to me. It is appreciated and it is really nice when photo authors reply to comments on the CAS gallery.
Laurence, very true, such work should always be appreciated ,it’s easy for one to sit in front of their PC and whiz around the world,
but a lot of hard work and travailing goes into creating a photograph that will be “out of this world”
Mike Davies I cannot let your comments go without responding. Firstly thanks for the original comment. Secondly I found that over the many years I went to Florida to storm chase, I suppose it’s called, although some two weeks in August were wall to wall stormy weather in the main catching a Bermuda high that suppressed any cloud that wanted to go vertically up was more the norm. Living in a place allows one to see the whole range of weather. I doubt though that the three plus years in The Bahamas were the same at all. But being there for that time meant I caught it all, hurricanes included.
What a rainbow. This must be a total star of the rainbow world. You were smart to bring all camera gear!! If I saw that with no camera, I’d jump in the water.
More rainbow spoke info here…. https://www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/wheel.htm
A wonderful shot!
I have never seen anything like this. The strong beams of light arching upwards are akin to WW2 searchlights. You have captured a really moody sky and complimented by the rainbow as contrast.
I agree, the WW2 searchlight affect is clearly seen here. But, the way the crepuscular rays aiming toward the poor rainbow knocked the rest of it off. However, with wild weather over much of the U.S., more remarkable scenes like this will be noticed, but, hopefully photographed.
Joan H. Laurino
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