Thursday, August 14, 2008

Double Rainbow

Skywatch Friday

Double Rainbow
(Click on the photo to see the colors better)

Camped in British Columbia. Canada.
We had just pulled into our campsite after a rain shower.
The air was crisp and clean and the pines and firs smelled great.

Notice how strong and separated the colors are.
Starting from the bottom, the primary colors are:
violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red

This photo is a poor reproduction of the scene.
We just stood there and drank in the scene for a long time.

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see Tom's new SkyWatch site here.

Troy and Martha

65 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

Nice shot, I looked back at your other photos and like them very much also. I can't wait to retire and travel like that.

HFD60 said...

Great rainbow image... I seen a double like that last week while at work, but no camera:( Great Job

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a nice set of rainbows. Two pots of gold to the lucky finder.

Nice photography.

Abraham

RuneE said...

Rainbows are always a pleasure to watch, and especially when you get them both.
(It is also nice that you do not include the "invented" indigo)

bobbie said...

Rainbows are always special, and double rainbows are extra special!

Juliana RW said...

wow...cool shot. you are lucky capture that moment

My SWF : Up and Down Thanks

Kathiesbirds said...

Just when I think you can't "wow" me anymore, you go and do it again. WOW! Nuff said.

Carver said...

That is an amazing rainbow. Great shot.

Dewdrop said...

Troy, THIS IS MAGNIFICENT. I simply love rainbows, and you got a two-fer! Looks like you've got the weather today. Enjoy on my behalf, will ya? :D

Carole said...

I just love rainbows! This is a great shot.

as minhas fotografias said...

wonderful picture!!

Dewdrop said...

I guess you're not in the panhandle... They are getting hit hard today.

Dewdrop said...

Oh, I knew that... sorry. I forgot. My brain fails me from time to time. I am way too young for that to start happening.

My weather is just south of me today.... on a Thursday, which is my busy day, so I can't even go after it. Yesterday's event will have to tide me over for a bit. :O)

imac said...

Your pot of Gold, great shot.

Daryl said...

Superb!

:-Daryl

Judi~Gmj said...

Wonderful! Awesome Sky Watching!

Shellmo said...

I like how the rainbow lights up the trees as well!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've been searching for rainbows to capture with my camera but they must all be out in British Columbia. LOL

Kim said...

I love catching a double rainbow, there is just something about them that makes me smile. Great job :)

Kelly said...

Fabulous photo! The rainbow is just stunning! Well done!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Ah, the elusive double rainbow.. well at least here this year in British Columbia. It seems the weather is a tad toasty this summer... rain has eluded the forests for the last 42 days... we will be hitting 40 Celsius by the end of the weekend once more. Quite unusual for the area.
A beautiful photo...
Mountain Retreat

Donna (Texas) said...

Oh My Goodness!!! How Beautiful it is!!! Well done!!!!

Brenda said...

Wonderful photo! I love rainbows, we watch for them every time we have rain and a little sunshine.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

"My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky."
--- Wordsworth

Lovely Sky Watch!

Linda Reeder said...

What a camp greeting and promise of good things to come. Hope you had fun.

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful shot. Did you find two pots of gold?

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wow! Rainbows are always ah-inspiring. The colors in the bottom rainbow are just spectacular.

Louise said...

It may be a poor reproduction of what you actually saw, but it is an excellent rainbow picture. I can smell and feel the air!

CaBaCuRl said...

Double rainbows are just fantastic, especially when you are able to see the whole of it, like in your picture. We once had a triple here once, out over the ocean & it seemed like everyone in town was out having a sticky-beak.

Carletta said...

Oh Wow, I posted a double rainbow too!
Your's is awesome above the trees!

Gretchen said...

Great double rainbow!!

Louis la Vache said...

A single rainbow is often difficult enough to capture - but you scored a double!!

No doubt one for Martha and one for Troy!

Doug Taron said...

Very nice. I almost did a rainbow this week. Mine would have only been a single. I always enjoy your skywatch contribution.

Marvin said...

An amazing sight. Great capture.

Aileni said...

I love rainbows and this is a fine example.

genny said...

Wow that is a nice rainbow out there. Glad to see that. Happy SWF!

People with Cameras said...

Excellent shot!

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Very nice rainbows. What a beautiful moment to capture. Nice photo indeed.

John said...

Lovely rainbows capture!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Like most folks the world over I could not recall all the Rainbows I've seen... but one or two live in my memory for ever... I'm sure this view will stay in yours...it must have been great to stand there and see it in all it's true beauty...

Jules said...

Does that mean there are 2 pots of gold????

The Texican said...

God's double exposure. Pappy

Michael Palmer said...

Great capture - excellent colors!!!

Maria said...

Really great picture! I love the colours and I know how good the earth smells after some rain!
Double rainbow means great luck, you know it?
Kind regards, Maria

Christine said...

Love this shot! reminds me of the one I took last week of our double rainbow we had last week. Love rainbows!

kjpweb said...

That's pretty cool - a double!
Extremely well defined (the strong one). Great job!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Troy: It's been a while without seeing a rainbow and you caught two beautifully.

Tommy V said...

Great catch of the double rainbow.

Shimmy Mom said...

What a lucky shot. I love rainbows.

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful rainbows! I love the altered light yo get inside the arc.

storyteller said...

What a wonderful sight … and how nifty you were able to capture it to share! I once saw something like this myself when visiting Hawaii but nothing showed up in my photographs … so all I had was the memory. I understand why you drank it all in for a long time ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Raven said...

Wow! That's just gorgeous x 2.

Bob Johnson said...

I've only heard of the double rainbow, never seen one before, very cool, great image.

starnitesky said...

Great shot, rainbows are always lovely to look at.

CrazyCath said...

Wow WOw WOOOOOOOW!!!
I love rainbows and that one is fantastic.
I love all the colours and how uniformly it bends across the sky (btw you forgot indigo but it's easy done..)
Congrats on your POTD at David's too which is well deserved.
Sorry I'm late over - I am still chasing my tail trying to catch up. Thank you so much for your visits to mine.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Well Texas where were you camped here in my backyard....if you ever come here again you had better let me know so I can meet you two...oh the picture is delicious as always cheers and taaa taaaa....

Scotty Graham said...

Gotta love days like that, heh? "clean crisp air with the smell of the firs"....ah, love it.

Believe it or not, I have a fast connection today so was able to visit.....

Cheers,

Scotty

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

fantastic view of B C in Canada, Impresseve too. I have never been there (not yet) happy SWF

JoAnn (still in France)

becky voyles said...

I condsider myself lucky to see ONE rainbow! I have never seen two before. Thanks for sharing this great find.

becky voyles said...

I condsider myself lucky to see ONE rainbow! I have never seen two before. Thanks for sharing this great find.

the teach said...

Best rainbow I've seen ever!! Beautiful! :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

Double the luck!! Rainbow pictures are fun to get aren't they? This is a beaut!

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Mary said...

oh how beautiful!!!

Torsdag said...

"Excuse me while I kiss the sky"
~ Jimi Hendrix

Anonymous said...

This is the 2nd day (August 14th) in just a week where my dad spotted a rainbow while driving eastward homebound on the Long Island Expressway. (He told me that the first time he saw a double rainbow was on August 8th.)

And this is in LONG ISLAND ("downstate" New York State). It's one thing to experience a double rainbow in one place but to hear that it happened on the SAME day at a very far away location is more than miraculous!!! ^-^ Thanks for posting this awesome photo! I will forward it to my dad now...!