Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Huge Rainbow

I originally had something else planned for this week's Skywatch Friday post, but last night we had a storm pass over just before sunset. Just occasionally, when the conditions are right, this can make for fantastic rainbows. This one started as just a small double section.
But it soon spread out to form a semicircle, across much of the southeastern sky.
And even had sections with a second rainbow, as shown in the left of this photo.
So I've postponed the entry I had ready, and put these photos up instead!

39 comments:

  1. I see why you couldn't wait. This rainbow is meant for sharing!
    I'm so glad Somebody wanted to share it with you.

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  2. Wow! Great job capturing this amazing gift of sky =) Kathryn

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  3. Oh, Al! These are awesome and they did take my breath away! What a fantastic start to my day -- I can just imagine how excited you were to be able to capture this! Superb!!!

    Sylvia

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  4. So glad you put these photos up. That rainbow is amazing! I love the whole scene all together with the houses, green fields, and trees under it! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Wow, awesome! I have never seen such whole and huge rainbow especially in such warm-colored atmosphere. Great job in capturing it!

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  6. Wow! Thats really huge... wide so to say n very very beautiful!

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  7. You have captured a real show !!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Al, These are some of the most awesome rainbow photos I've ever seen! My favorite is the middle one. The night sky is so beautiful, too.

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  9. Oh I stand in AWE! Words don't come...sigh...sigh...

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  10. oh my goodness, incredibly beautiful. So lovely that you got to see this and then to share it with us!

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  11. Oh Al, that is the most glorious thing I ever saw: a rainbow at night with artificial light. Golden and wonderful.
    Thank you.
    [You beat me again ;-)]

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  12. A dream capture for sure, I don't think i've ever seem both sides of one before!...:)

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  13. Beautiful! I love the way you centred the tree and the rainbow in the second shot! And the golden glow on the ground, too!!

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  14. an awesome rainbow, you captured it just as awesome :)

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  15. Awesome rainbow!I love it!Perfect photos for SWF!

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  16. Wow - a double rainbow! And you managed to capture the entire arc. Stunning shots!

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  17. I think this is the meaning of a
    WOW-Photo! So wonderful! :)

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  18. A wow moment for sure! The photos are stunning, but seeing it as it happened must have blown you away!

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  19. nice shots

    happy SWF


    pls submit ur blog in bloggers directory : http://bloggersworlddirectory.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great captures, very beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful captures of the rainbow. It is a always a treat to see a rainbow. Happy skywatching!

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  22. awesome shots. a beautiful moment captured in time.

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  23. My goodness, that's an awesome rainbow! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. WOW!!! Al, wonderful rainbow. Sorry I missed it!! :)

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  25. Wow w(゚o゚)w! We could get a lucky chance to see that miraculous rainbow. I believe it will bring us happy days. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. wow, that 2nd shot is so good
    great capture of a special moment

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  27. What a spectacular show! Lucky you.

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  28. Wow, lucky you to get these gorgeous shots!

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  29. simply amazing esp. the second one..

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  30. Though we get full double rainbows fairly frequently here in WY (howdy, friendly neighbor to the south!), I've never seen any as magical as this one of yours! The way it perfectly frames the silhouetted tree in the second photo, with that golden light reflecting off the rain-washed sidewalk (terrific capture!), and the golden glow that fills the arc... utterly flawless and sublime!

    I can sure understand why you bumped your planned post for this one, it's exceptionally special! Thank you for taking and sharing these breathtaking photos!

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  31. Absolutely fantastis photos, Al.
    Congratulations!

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  32. Just stunning, All! I am amazed by this beauty. Well done!

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  33. Love how the rainbow frames the tree! Gorgeous shots!

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  34. Amazing! Even the little image on the skywatch page caught my eyes. It's a different hue of the rainbow. Honesty, I'm speechless and can't find words to describe it more.

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  35. Wow! Those photos are just amazing -- just perfectly beautiful. Thanks. I've never seen anything like the second and third ones.

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  36. Wow....das sind wundervolle Aufnahmen...sehr schön...
    LG: Karin

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