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Double Beauty

Double Beauty
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-19
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 3:31
Viewed: 4575
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Double Beauty

This Double Rainbow appeared as we were having dinner in a café in Mangonui in Doubtless Bay in the upper North Island of New Zealand last week. Mangonui means 'big shark' in Maori.

We had had a very wet day, and also a puncture in the middle of the heaviest downpour!! The rain had just stopped as we were eating and this beauty appeared at 7.51pm, so I had to go see it. The colours of the sky also kept changing as I was taking photos of it (for about 10 minutes).

And the next day was sunny and hot, just perfect for our holidays.

What makes the colours in the rainbow?

The traditional description of the rainbow is that it is made up of seven colours –
and violet.

Actually, the rainbow is a whole range of colours from red to violet and even beyond the colours that the eye can see.

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a nearly continuous spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outside and violet on the inside.

A double rainbow includes a second, fainter, arc with colours in the opposite order, that is, with violet on the outside and red on the inside.

Notes from www.eo.ucar.edu/rainbows/ and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Active, horia, janhendrik, peter_stoeckl, scottevers7, wkshelton, Alex99, limier, Evelynn, marhowie, saeedabbasi, SunToucher, delic, Signal-Womb, Tobias__Ortmann has marked this note useful
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amazing!!! like most of your photos !

and good shots in 2007 :)

Great picture. I also have a picture of a double rainbow that I'm going to post soon. However, it's only after reading your note that I went back to my picture and saw that the second rainbow has its colors reversed!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-28 4:03]

Hi Janice

Double SPLENDOR! What a magnificent catch!
It's rare (at least here) to spot such a big rainbow with nothing in the FG to disturb the picture, but two....now's way to much :p
Indeed you've managed to contain a wonderful moment in your photo.
The composition is superb, the colors are magnificent and the exposure is spot-on.
GREAT work!

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays!

Hi Janice,

I love this landscape. Great colours. I like the note too. Very well done.


Hello Janice,
a most beautiful double rainbow that you have perfectly captured and composed with very clear colours even on the fainter outer rainbow.
Double beauty, indeed: the rainbows, and your shot.
Thank you, and have a nice holiday!
All the best for the New Year!
Kind regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-28 6:10]

I'm always a sucker for a rainbow and will drop anything I am doing to admire them. Double rainbows are always special. Lovely capture



Hi Janice,
WOW! very cool :)-
Great light for the overall scene. Well done!
Happy New Year!

Hello Janice,

excllent colors bg POV DOF perfect detauils very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, perfect BG POV nice work

TFS Kyle

Hello Janice,

A lovely picture. Well composed.

Murali Santhanam

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-28 11:22]

Hi Janice.
You managed to reflect this atmosphere phenomena nicely. Wonderful seascape with amazing colour palette and light tones. I like the level of details of your shot, composition and exposure. My compliments and Happy New Year.

Hi Janice,
Nicely captured and well composed. I bet you thought you'd overdone the wine seeing 2 rainbows!!!!!
Thanks for posting, have a wonderful 2007.

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-12-28 19:07]

Hi Janice
The beauty isnt double as you say but more than one million.
Excellent at all points
Lucky you being there.
TFS and see you

What a nice capture Janice. I always seem to have a power or telephone pole in a shot of a rainbow. I wonder what was to the left of your photo. Might have been fun to stitch together a complete rainbow...but I suspect there was something blocking the view. It is a nice shot...worth interrupting dinner for.

Evelynn : )

Wow Janice!
What an amazing shot! I have seen something like this a couple of time but I couldn’t set the proper exposure and it was still raining and I had rain spots on my lens :) This is beautiful, almost magic! I love the way the land is lightened. Those colors are really great. There is something almost mystical about rainbows. I love it! Thanks,

Beautiful shot Janice, I like it.
I've never found a rainbow with camera ready, let alone a deuce!
Somewhere, over the rainbow... :)
Best wishes for a Happy New Year mf.

bonjour janice
bien vu cet arc en ciela bien toutes ses couleurs et ressort bien,ce n'est pas evident.

Hi Janice,
I've missed this beauty, but I am glad I found it. This is a very beautiful photo with a great capture of the double rainbow. Did you know that a double rainbow is more common that people expect? The colors are perfectly captured. A great composition with the rainbow ending in the top corner.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-29 20:30]

Excellente prise,les deux arc-en-ciel sont un bonus et l'éclairage sur les montagnes au loin est splandide.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-11 4:47]
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Gorgeous double-rainbow Janice. Your composition is excellent. I like the way the land is lit underneath the rainbows. Good thing you had your camera with you! TFS

I love these weather situation Janice. Composition is great and exposure accurate. Well done.

great colours and great backround.
The water is dark and the hills are brightly !
good shot

amazing rainbow
very nice colours nice poin tof view and fantastic composition
keep taking pictures like this

Hi Janice

Just espetacular, a postcard, everything is fine, color lighth POV and the moment, congratulations

Beste regards


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