Posts tagged “rainbow

Getting Away to the Wilderness Again

Storm Cloud and Rainbow

Rainy Afternoon in a Swamp – Video

Rainbow Birds

Rainbow over a Swamp

The Power Plant at the End of the Rainbow

Detroit Meets Texas

Coastal Rainbow

Rainbow Beyond the Dunes

Sunflowers and Rainbow

Evening Rainbow

Late Day Lightshow

Burger Joint

Rainbow on the Road to Roswell

At the Rainbow’s End

Over the Hills, Where the Spirits Fly

Drive Fast! There’s a Pot of Gold Out There

Suburban Sky

Rainstorm, Valles Caldera

On Saturday we spent the day slowly working our way up the volcanic mountain stopping to take photos the entire way up. I could see the storm cloud building above the mountain throughout the day and had a secret hope that by late afternoon conditions would be right for a rainbow at the top. I didn’t say anything though because I didn’t want get everyone’s hopes up. Luckily though as we came over the rim and descended into the caldera this was the sight that we encountered. Our timing was fortuitous indeed, the rainbow lasted less than ten minutes and then silently vanished.

Blue Sky

Still sticking to my impromptu theme for the week. This is one of  several example images I like to use when I talk about how the best camera to use sometimes is simply whatever camera you can lay hands on in a hurry to get the shot. Any shot captured with a point and shoot or phone camera beats a shot missed with a fancy DSLR. I try to keep a point and shoot handy in the console or dash of my vehicle whenever I’m traveling so that I can quickly and safely grab a shot through the windshield or window. In this case I was driving on a reservation in New Mexico and for no more than about ten seconds a sunbeam broke through the clouds illuminating the mesa in the distance and creating a small section of rainbow above it. I had just enough time to grab the little camera, turn it on, point it through the windshield, and shoot. Almost instantly after I got the shot the hole in the clouds closed and the light was gone. A few other people who were with me tried but were too slow with their big rigs to get the shot in those fleeting few seconds.


Dreaming of a time when my town was a sleepy little dot on the map consisting mostly of citrus groves and pastures. Progress marches on and now every square inch of the land you see in this image is covered with apartment complexes and parking lots.  I happened to noticed today that there is a theme surrounding this week’s posts. It was just a happy coincidence but now I think I will stick with it through Friday just for fun.