Maybe this is what they mean by “the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”.
Seems like every time I have been shooting recently has been in showery conditions, and take it from me, it’s hard work, it’s tedious, it’s uncomfortable, it’s a downright p.i.t.a., and you end up wet with wet gear that has to be wiped down all the time.
But there is about a 20 second or so period, that makes you smile and glad to be alive to see it.
The sun breaks through, just before the drizzle stops, and the light just bursts forth with a magic golden colour.
Find some lichen or something in a warm tone for it to bounce off and you have your “pot of gold”.

Green Hills,
Towards Seal Rock,
Stanley, NW Tasmania, Australia

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm lens
30 seconds
Lee 10 stop ND & ND Grads
and an Akubra to keep the gear half dry.

featured in Friends of Red Bubble group 16th August 2010
featured in Australian Travel Photography & Writing group 16th August 2010
featured in All Water in Motion & All Reflections in Water group 17th August 2010
featured in #1 Artists of Red Bubble group 17th August 2010
featured in The Silky Touch group 24th August 2010
featured in The Landscapes of Our World group 29th October 2010
featured in Colour & Light group 25th April 2011

Top Ten in the CatRaven Group – Colour Me a Rainbow Challenge 13th April 2011


  • InPort
    InPortover 4 years ago

    G’day GARTH!

    Great depth, great light, good strong composition and lovely colours.
    Be proud man it was worth every raindrop!


  • Thank you very much Dennis, yes definitely worth it.

    – Garth Smith

  • David Mould
    David Mouldover 4 years ago

    Great composition and timing Garth!!

  • Thank you David

    – Garth Smith

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    stunning colours

  • Thank you Ryan

    – Garth Smith

  • danielellen84
    danielellen84over 4 years ago

    Its good to see someone still using Neutral Density Filters and Grad’s instead of doing it all in processing it’s a dying art unfortunately, great shot!

  • Thank you Daniel, the grads do what software can’t, I’m a grad man forever.

    – Garth Smith

    LESLEY Bover 4 years ago

    Unreal piece, so sareal I can see why it is worth it, amazing shot … xox Lesley xox …

  • Thank you Lesley

    – Garth Smith

  • Helen Vercoe
    Helen Vercoeover 4 years ago

    AND a rainbow in there for good measure…!

  • Thank you Ravstar, yes, a pity it didn’t show more prominently though.

    – Garth Smith

  • chelleX1975
    chelleX1975over 4 years ago

    brilliant :)

  • Thank you Michelle

    – Garth Smith

  • Neil
    Neilover 4 years ago

    Garth if you weren’t such a nice guy I would hate you!
    Just beautiful mate!

  • LOL thanks Neil!

    – Garth Smith

  • moley
    moleyover 4 years ago

    Great ‘yellows’!

  • Thank you Stephen

    – Garth Smith

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Oh this is wonderful the rich tones on the rocks the slate grey sky and the light.

  • Thank you Karen

    – Garth Smith

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