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Lagan Rainbow - Revised

By Gerard1972
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The Lagan Rainbow scene re-processed, this time from a single shot in Capture NX 2 and Photoshop CS4.

I think this version is sharper and has better contrast and details.

A reflection of a double rainbow in the River Lagan, near Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The reflection of the second rainbow is very faintly visible in the bottom right corner.

The thin vertical streaks under the main arc are called "virga". The colours of the second fainter rainbow are in the reverse order to the main rainbow.

July 2010, I created a new sharper version of this scene:



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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
2512x3769px 6.49 MB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
1/5 second
Aperture
F/20.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Oct 16, 2008, 8:30:25 AM
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© 2009 - 2021 Gerard1972
Comments59
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yoshi-matsumura's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

The landscape is amazing, the colors are extremely vivid and beautiful, the rainbow is sharply defined against the sky. The grass and trees make the foreground really proeminent, but it doesn't make the rainbow appear less. The river, even though a bit dirty (because it's muddy, brown...), is not ugly; it actually harmonizes a lot the picture, because everything has the earth tones, like green, brown, etc.
The blue sky with the clouds is just so beautiful, even more than it would be without clouds, it looks more real. The contrast is perfect, and the brightness too. I really can't see any flaw on the picture, as it is simply some kind of dream landscape.
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OpticMiracle's avatar
the kind of photograph that make you go wow :)
BreezeMew's avatar
Thats soooo awome. I LOVE IT :)
NormaLeeInsane's avatar
This is a lovely photo, the colours are so intense and the rainbow stands out beautifully. :aww:
AsianDomination's avatar
Amazing photo, just took my breath away.
Leithster's avatar
IT'S A FULL ON DOUBLE RAINBOW! ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???
hikester's avatar
Fantastic capture with the reflection! I prefer this version.
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badnan's avatar
amazing shot
hermesthoth's avatar
this is the best version of the three in my view
psyfre's avatar
Stunning rainbow. Great capture!
KatheLynne's avatar
This reminds me of the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". I love that song and I love this. Love your work(:
ukufota's avatar
Great work !
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hystericdeviant's avatar
full on triple rainbow!
rainshine21's avatar
that's the most beautiful picture i saw ever, it's so expressive cause the rainbow is reflecting in the water...great shot
TattooTheWorldArt's avatar
geat shot no matter what you do but i really like this revised version the best. wonderful job!
lilmzsarahsoda's avatar
amazing landscape i love the reflection awsome work keep it up ;)
insaneangel-fernando's avatar
OMG so bright so VIVID, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!???
:iconimconstipatedplz: DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY!!!!
SO INTENSE!!!!!
HinataaChaan's avatar
lol, I just searched double rainbow, and you got all of them XD.
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