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Night Rainbow

Night Rainbow
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-26
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Solar Shows, Our world at night. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-30 3:49
Viewed: 5725
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a different picture as you are used to see fro me,but I thought this posting is a bit special.

The picture is namely shot in the middle of the night (around 01.00 hrs lt) when our ship was approaching the fjord of tromso (Norway),as this place is located above the polar circle the sun did not set inn this time of the year and just glided on the horzon,it was a bit rainy and drizzle that day (or better night) when we saw this rainbow,just shot some pictures,maybe not that sharp,but handheld on a moving ship,and the lightconditions maybe not the best,but I was happy with my first seen night rainbow.

In the WS I posted another shot from tromso

Hope you like it too,TFW and have a pleasant week

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Hi Paul
Perfect landscape.
Great composition and colours.
I like it.

very nicely taken , good timing and a joyful rainbow is very much perfecting it.

Hoi Paul,
Als ik ook een smiley kon geven aan je WS, dan had ik dat zeker gedaan. Beide foto's zijn heel erg mooi. Vooral de warme kleuren van deze zijn perfect en geeft de foto een perfect sfeer. Het contrast tussen de donkere see en de verlichte berg met de regenboog is super.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-30 6:11]

What a splectacular moment!!!
Not only there was no night there, but you also managed to capture a rainbow! This should definately come everyday! :)
Superbly done, Paul! My hat's off to you!
The POV is excellent, showing a beautiful panorama of those impressive mountains. The colors and tones are simply lovely and the exposure is spot-on.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Great shot Paul van Slooten. You are very lucky and worked hard, ofcourse. But I think you should crop abit on the sea and on the right of pic.
Have nice day,

Hi paul! beautiful place!great moment!well done! TFS!

Hi Paul,
A great looking shot. Under those condition in which you had to shoot under, it becomes an amazing shot. One of those beautiful scenes that many of use have never experienced in person. Very dramatic.

Immagine che fa sognare, grazie Paul!


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-10-30 7:35]

bonjour Paul,

très belle prise de vue de cet arc en ciel. Pas évient, mais superbement maîtrisé.


Hello Paul,

excellent colors, bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, nicely composed and capture photo, The rain bow works,
TFS Kyle

Hi Paul,
What a wonderful picture; this is so nice! Those colors, lightning, POV, DOF are just great! You had an excellent timing to catch such a beautiful moment. I really like those tones of colors and contrast; this rainbow is just amazing. I liked the picture in WS too. It is incredible to think that this picture was taken at night, we are not use to this in my country :) TFS,

what a beautiful setting. Here you have nice attention to detail.
I love the framing.
Comp and POV are great.



Hi Paul,
I had a bit of a look at your gallery...very nice.This is indeed a bit different from your usual but no less attractive!Well done in catching such a beautiful rainbow despite the low light.The rugged rock landscape illuminated in the sunset light.Well captured without a tripod...keep well and TFS.
Regards, david

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-10-30 10:15]

Hi Paul,
Thanks for sharing this spectacular moment with us. Very moody and well seen and captured. I agree with dotuan about the cropping but that is the only niggle I could come up with.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-10-30 10:58]

Heia Paul, det glede meg til å se slik pent bilder fra Troms. Håper at du kan sette flere bilder her på TN. Nee, dan maar Nederlands, gaat me toch iets makkelijker af. Erg mooi om deze beelden te zien van een omgeving die ik erg mooi vind. Het zachte licht en mooie regenboog natuurlijk. Het is heel bijzonder om dat midden in de nacht te kunnen fotograferen. Enige puntje van overweging is om bij de regenboogfoto de horizon nog wat lager te leggen dat je meer lucht hebt en meer regenboog.
Groeten, Jacob

Hi Paul!
Very nice. I had never seen a night rainbow...
The soft light on the mountain is beautiful!!
Maybe I'd put the rainbow more to the left in the picture...
Thanks, enrico.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-10-30 13:50]

Hoi Paul,
Prachtig hoe de regenboog precies terecht komt op de berg waar sneeuw op ligt.
Mooie donkere zee en lichtinval in het midden van de foto.
groetjes paula

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-30 18:46]

Very interesting and unusual capture. Less sea and more sky would be better.
TFS Paul.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-30 19:30]

Superbe et très agréable à regarder.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-31 1:12]

That is indeed a very special view, Paul.
The light is amazing.
The circumstances are even more unusual.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful sight with us.
TFS. :)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-31 18:36]

Hi Paul
Beautiful landscape shot. Grat colours and composition.
Well done Paul


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-31 21:06]

Hello Paul,
Amaizng, unusual landscape. Nice warm light and this rainbow going out of the mountain - just great.
Best greetings!

Worth 2 points just because it's so unusual!
You were very lucky to see it, especially having the rainbow over the snow-capped mountain. It would have been impreoved if you'd aimed left a little more, so that the rainbow and mountain were not in the centre.

Hi Paul

Congrats! This is a stunning shot. Lovely light. Well done! :-)

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-11-07 2:07]

Hi, Paul.

Magnific and beauty postal, wonderful composition, excellent tones and colors,great capture, its a great and artistic capture.


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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-03-13 19:16]

Hi Paul!
Yes this is not far from where I live. My little town is about 1h 40min drive south from Tromsø. I like your shot very much. The contrast between the rainbow, sunlight, and dark skies are very good. The detail eith the snow still lingering on the mountaintops shows that you are far north!

It isn't every day, oops every night, that we see a rainbow. So this is a pretty special event. It reminds me of a recent event here where in the middle of winter, AND in the middle of the night < 2AM > we had an electric storm come thru!

Well done shooting this from a moving ship. U must have "zeemansbenuh!" Tfs, Jay


Also "Themed"

Tfs, Jay

Schipper mag ik overvaren,
ja of nee...
Moet ik dan een cent betalen,
ja of nee???

PS What is TFW?

Hello Paul,
Not often to see a scenery like this!
A simple composition but the point of view is perfect...
The time of day (night) adds a particular warmth to the colours as the sunbeams hit the summit!
Pablo -

Mucha envidia sana,navegar,y encontrar ese momento y sobre todo el lugar...espero que disfrutaras del momento.cordial saludo desde el sur de Europa.Paco

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