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Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-20
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 macro, Hoya CirPL 72mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best shots from Northern Ireland. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-22 8:57
Viewed: 3721
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trying to read the weather is a good practice for landscapes. I just had a hunch this was going to happen as I looked out over the Atlantic and I seen the sun was about to appear through heavy cloud. I jumped in my car and drove half a mile to positioned myself accordingly. Sure enough I seen the start of a rainbow which lasted only a few minutes.

Carrick-a-Rede island is one of my favorite places on the antrim coast. During the summer months it is accessed by a rope bridge. Carrick-a-Rede means 'the rock in the road' and was given this name because the island and adjacent shallow channel between it and the mainland act as a barrier to migrating salmon. They are deflected north into the nets laid by local fisherman who use the bridge to get to the fishery on the island.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/5 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 48/1 mm

BTW, for anyone who lives in the Uk the tv series "COAST" on BBC2 Thurs at 8pm is en route down my stretch of the north coast of Ireland so I am sure a lot of places will be familiar to you.

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what a beautiful setting
it looks so peaceful,


great scenic shot and nice descriptive note, tfs

Very impressive perspective, Stephen. The view of the Atlantic with a vertical streak of rainbow on one side of it is a grand one. The island with the surf around it looks like a giant sea creature surfacing from the depths.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-11-22 10:22]

Cet arc en ciel est du plus bel effet !
Bonne journée.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-22 11:35]

A very good advice to us all, Stephen!
A very good intuition and a great capture - as a result!
The high POV is excellent and gives a very nice perspective to all the scenery, together with the well chosen small apperture.
Also the exposure is very well maanged and the colors are, evidently, wonderful!
BTW...interesting choise for a lens? We were used to see you with the Canon 10-22mm...another new toy? :)

Anyway, Bravo and TFS

Hello Stephen,
This is a nice capture, combining this fine seascape with light playing with the raindrops!
I like the composition, with emphasis to the big ocean...
I notice the weather beaten island with the small house... what a place to live!!
Pablo -

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-22 14:00]

Stephen you certainly know your country and weather! The rainbow was a prize for your quick thinking, and driving.
And can I see a little cottage on the island? That looks a remote place to live... But it looks nicely tucked away from the winds and weather.
Sorry I can't get BBC2 fom down under.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-22 14:34]

Stephen, Fantástica vista, agradable y hermosos detalles, buen pov, y compo, saludos

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-11-22 23:59]

I'm surprised by the 48mm on this one, Steve. It works well and probably does bring out the rainbow in this scene, and the informal balance with the island. I just would have guess you for a complete rainbow at 10mm man.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-23 3:50]

Hi Steven!

Did you found pot of gold :-) ?
Another excellent picture! As always perfect composition, POV and DOF, but this time rainbow is a superb bonus. I like your note - looks like most people on TN are the same - company of good shots hunters :-)

Hi Stephen,
I'm a big fan of the TV series Coast...So I am sure I am going to watch it tomorrow. You are right about reading the weather. I am actually using the Internet for some help. We have a live feed from a doplar radar which will inform me where and when it rains.
A beautiful photo with a stunning partial rainbow. I can't seem to understand the little bend of the rainbow on the horizon...or is it just me. Great control on the exposure and the composition.

:) tomorrow

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-23 11:09]

A great instinct you have Dear Stephen! Excellent shot capture of one of the most auspicious sights in nature. The angry sea below and the light over the rock are just amazing. Great shot.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-23 14:50]

A really unusual capture, this looks just beautiful



Hi Stephen, splendid sea landscape with wonderful rainbow

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