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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Double Your Pleasure

Look closely - it is a double rainbow. Please see first comment.
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64 comments:

Carletta said...

WHILE BROWSING LAST WEEKS SKYWATCH A STORM BREWED OUTSIDE MY WINDOW. AS THE RAIN STOPPED THE SKY WAS STILL VERY DARK WHEN I NOTICED THE SUN BEGINNING TO SHINE ON THE TREETOPS SO I GRABBED MY CAMERA AND HEADED OUTSIDE. I GOT THREE OR FOUR PICTURES BEFORE THE RAINBOW FADED. IT WASN’T UNTIL I HAD DOWNLOADED THE IMAGES THAT I SAW THE SECOND RAINBOW.

Pietro said...

Carletta, in fact I see a faint rainbow over the main one. Nice countryside, a very enjoyable picture!

Prospero said...

I see.

I've had occasion to see many double rainbows over the little sound. They are very pretty.

Naturegirl said...

Good timing Carletta! One is exciting to view but two!! A God send! :)

Tranquility said...

BEAUTIFUL!

I felt like I was looking at one of those magic eye posters - the kind where there is a hidden picture, but you have to refocus your eyes in just the right way. ;)

It took me a bit to find the second rainbow, but I see it now.

What a gorgeous sight!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, great timing indeed, Carletta! And I can see the other rainbow! Magnificent shot!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Thom said...

So faint...but clearly there. Wonderful my friend :)

Marie Höglund said...

Lovely!

Ellie said...

It happened to me once. I notised the second one when I loaded the pictures on the screen. I learned thet the purple space between the main and the secondary rainbows is called Alexander's band. Such a beauty - and you captured it beautifully!

Artlover said...

Very well composed, where the rainbow goes over the tree crown. Lovely

Quiet Paths said...

Really fantastic; it seems like I am looking out my own window.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Yes, I see the double rainbow. What a treat!
Janice.

Elisabeth said...

How exciting...someday I hope to catch a double rainbow...perfect timing. Thanks for sharing.

jabblog said...

Always lovely to see a rainbow and extra special to see a double, particularly when you haven't realised.

Jane said...

I can see it, there always appears to be a double bow, never seen one on its own. Great contrast with the grey sky, thanks for sahring Carletta:) have a great weekend.

Grace Olsson said...

Carletta, I am trying since this morning to open your blog and write my comment...ufa!!get it now
rainbow....and I start to think about the time taht I was child...I runned trying to touch....
only children think taht...

congrats....have a nice weekend, dear
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2009/10/wedding-in-sherbourne-castleuk-at-skywatchfriday/

Robin said...

How magical. We rarely see rainbows here.

bobbie said...

Is there anything so beautiful as a double rainbow? Wonderful capture.

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful double rainbow - great capture! It always amazes me how much lighter the sky/clouds are under the rainbow compared with above. Makes a dramatic visual effect.

kaye said...

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.”
~John Vance Cheney

It's a beautiful picture, Carletta. Thanks for visiting me so often. I really enjoy your comments.

joo said...

It's awesome!

Photo Cache said...

I see it!

This is such a delightful image. I love the lighting here.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!! So beautiful! Rainbows are very special!!



Junie

Eaglesbrother said...

Good capture of the Rainbow and fading one.

Eaglesbrother

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the double rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, how lucky you caught that with your camera. The photo is stunning.

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine!
Joyce M

AL said...

Yes I see that! It's a double rainbow an unusual thing to see in the sky.

Squirrel said...

On my way home tonight I was just wishing I would see a rainbow. It has been a while. And lo and behold here you have a beautiful one for me to enjoy for a moment or two. Thanks

Pam said...

Wow what a marvelous shot of the rainbow, well done!
Its nice you were in the right place at the right time.

Carver said...

What a magnificent shot. I love the rainbow but also the lighting in the sky. Wonderful!

Lorac said...

Wonderful! I love rainbows and this one is done really nicely curving around the trees. Good Photo!

Tom said...

Twice the beauty in this post as well as the posting of your mother on your other blog...
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time you did.

Tom

diane said...

Love the sun shining on the tree tops and a great shot of the double rainbow.

Pacey said...

I seldom see double rainbows and it has been a long time since I last saw a rainbow. Simply amazing Carletta. Have a nice weekend!

Regina said...

Love the rainbow Carletta.
Awesome capture!

Happy weekend.

Regina

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

goosebumps cool.. for sure.. two rainbows!

Craver Vii said...

How cool! I get a kick out of discovering things that I was not originally aware of. Beautiful job there, Carletta.

Ebie said...

Double rainbow and awesome! Perfect timing too!

Squirrel said...

Simply Beautiful!!

Tammie Lee said...

a Rainbow!!!! charmingly beautiful!

Carolyn Ford said...

That is gorgeous! Isn't it fun to discover something in your photographs that you didn't know was there at the time...I have had many of those surprises too. Beautiful sky...beautiful light!

J Bar said...

Fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Marites said...

oooh, i love rainbows and love them more if it's a double one:) good capture!

My skywatch is up too.

Kcalpesh said...

That's so beautiful! Since long I've been looking for an opportunity to capture a rainbow! The mosoons are nearly over here in Mumbai and I still haven't got a chance to do it.... :-( You've shot this picture very nicely!

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SquirrelQueen said...

I see it and it's beautiful. Great capture.
Through Squirrel Eyes

Arija said...

The rainbow is wonderfyl, so is the dark sky, but what really blows me away, is your capture of the golden light. Just wonderful.

magiceye said...

wow
amazing capture!

luna miranda said...

something to look forward to after the storm.:P

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a beautiful capture of the double promise of better sjies.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fabulous, Carletta! I love a nice surprise when I look through my photos. ;-)

Luiz Ramos said...

Let´s remember rainbows and old photo machines. Beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

Ralph said...

The pretty pastels of the rainbow really overpower the gray that surrounds it. A wonderful capture!

Janice Thomson said...

A beautiful capture - nothing like a rainbow to cheer the soul :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a fantastic capture !! This is lovely !! I enjoyed the colorful rainbow !!Unseen Rajasthan

Ivon said...

Awesome. I like the angle with the tree just under the rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a beautiful photo.

Patti said...

You have a lot of commenters, Carletta!:-)

Lucky captured with the second rainbow, although I can't really see it ... I'm looking...

Jan said...

Awesome, I had to look hard for the second one.

George said...

What a great capture of the second rainbow. I've never been able to photograph a double rainbow.

Mike said...

Great capture :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Gorgeous capture!!

Misty Dawn said...

Oh WOW - this is AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL!

Leedra said...

Sometimes the surprises when we get to the computer are so great. I am sure this was one of those times.

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