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    Due to the stormy weather the UK is having at the moment, I am having an unprecedented array of rainbows lately the second batch in 2 days. I am finding myself running like a looney when ever there is sunshine and a downpour. Waited years to catch one and now there are loads. This one was so bright it took my breath away.....but cannot capture the wow factor when I saw it.

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    Re: Lampost

    Quote Originally Posted by mammarazzi View Post
    .....but cannot capture the wow factor when I saw it.
    Don't know about that, Joanne. You've made a pretty good job of it here. That, I think, is a very well composed image, as well as showing us a spectacular rainbow.

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    Don't you think the rainbow rather distracts from the title of the image Joanne?

    I suppose you could always desaturate it

    (I jest of course - please don't take me seriously)

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    Re: Lampost

    Your image isn't lacking any wow factor for me, though you might consider cropping some off the right side to give the lamp pole less of a prominent role, leaving that entirely to the rainbow.

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    Re: Lampost

    I like this photo! May I say WOW! Excellent photo of that Rainbow.

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    Re: Lampost

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Don't you think the rainbow rather distracts from the title of the image Joanne?

    I suppose you could always desaturate it

    (I jest of course - please don't take me seriously)
    I was at at my desk doing the run of the mill bills/accounts when the room lit up with brilliant sunshine but at the same time the heavens opened.....I thought "Rainbow". I grabbed my camera which had my 70 -200mm lens on and ran outside. The rainbow was a double and I cannot tell you how bright it was.....it was glowing. I could not capture the double rainbow because of the lens and I could not capture the brilliance because I am just not good enough to set the camera in what was just maybe 2 minutes when it happened. No matter how much you try in photoshop you cannot replicate real life. I have looked at the weather forecast and changed my lens....the rest is up to God and Luck

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    Re: Lampost

    I'm not sure but I think a polarizer maximizes the intensity of the rainbow. Does anyone know about that? At the very least it removes glare from other parts of the scene while not minimizing the rainbow's intensity.

    If you want to have fun in a perverse way, you can use the polarizer to make the rainbow completely disappear.

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