What is it that makes people drop anything important(like driving down a road in heavy traffic) to gawk at a rainbow. My son and I were on our way home from Chino Valley Arizona, after shooting an old dilapidated ranch house and then a bunch of windmills for no reason other than I passed them on the road back to Prescott, when lo and behold, all the brake lights in front of me lit up. Heads above car seats turned, and arms with index fingers extended from their hands pointed out windows. Following these hints with my natural gut instinct for traffic cues, I turned my head in the direction of the frantic pointing and saw the holy grail of traffic collisions, a double rainbow. After getting pissed for about a second, I ended up joining the mass hypnotism of the double rainbow, while laughing at the amateurs pulling to the side of the road and snapping through their windows with their cellphones. Not me, no, I was a “photographer”, I would find the perfect spot to photograph this master piece of color and light. Long story short, I drove for about a half an hour looking for anything to frame with the exhaulted explosion that is ROY G BIV, only to get stuck in the mud by this shed that was down a road that had very specific “road closed” signs, just as the rainbow was finishing it’s show. I snapped a few, remembered I had 4 wheel drive(I haven’t had my jeep very long), and headed back to the road with all those silly gawkers. I mean, what were they thinking, it’s only a rainbow…….right?

Chino Valley, Arizona USA
Canon 550D
Sigma 10-20mm
Hand Held

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Comments

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    OH BOB!!!!!! How COOOL!!!!! and I ADORE YOUR STORY!!!!!!!!!!! It’s a GREAT barn / shed … and I know what you mean … tho not a rainbow (double no less) I’ve seen great, great skies and gone all over the place trying to find something fun to put UNDER it!!!!!!! I have one, I’ll post it one of these days, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Good for you for all your hard work!!!!!!!

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 4 years ago

    Great shot! Beautiful details and DoF!! Well Done!

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    ♥……………..oh yes

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    incredible everything.. your story just rocks bob.. dont forget Vavoom.. wow.. and wow again!! light is everything.. x

  • andreisky
    andreiskyover 4 years ago

    excellent work Bob!

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 4 years ago

    excellent photo.

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Wow, Bob… this is stunning!

  • chelleX1975
    chelleX1975over 4 years ago

    awesome story and amazing shot…kudos for finding a perfect shot for this masterpiece….your the man! ;)

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