The day had been overcast without an ounce of sunlight, and there was no sign of that changing. Most people had given up and headed back to their accommodation, but in the dying seconds when the sun hit the horizon, it found a break in the clouds and the sunlight travelled below the layer of clouds lighting up the rock. Then to top it off, the light misty rain gave us that magnificent full arc rainbow. I’m glad I waited it out! :)

Panoramic stitch of 8 photographs. For the sceptics out there, I assure you the rainbow is not photoshopped in!

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Camera Info
Canon 40D
Canon 24-70 f/2.8L USM at 24mm
ISO 500, 1/100 sec at f/5.6

Featured in All That is Nature, The Beauty of Nature, That One Great Shot, Color and Light, Australia – From the Outback to the Coast, The 500 to 5000 Group viewings, Landscape Photography and on the RB homepage

Challenge Winner of “Special Nature” in Special Moments and “Your favourite photo!” in Postcard Destinations

Challenge Top 10 in “Middle of Australia” for Northern Territory and “The ‘R’ Challenge” for Pictures with the WOW factor

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Scott is a part-time freelance photographer based in Adelaide (South Australia). He is passionate about shooting a range of subjects, from macros and wildlife to landscapes and portraits. Scott enjoys travelling and capturing the world as he sees it through his photos. His recent trips have taken him throughout areas of Australia, Africa and the Middle East. He has been a successful exhibitor in both local and national photographic competitions, having won numerous awards for his endeavours.

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  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness… WOW! What an incredible photograph! I’m glad you waited it out too! This is simply stunning :)

  • Thanks Mieke, I think my jaw just about dropped when I saw what was forming in front of me, hehe :)

    – Scott Carr

  • tonni
    tonniabout 4 years ago

    WOW! Incredible luck!!! Very impressive

  • Thanks Tonni. Yes lucky on this occasion, but had no such luck on the previous 2 sunsets and 3 sunrises so I guess the odds were stacking in my favour :)

    – Scott Carr

  • Gavin J Hawley
    Gavin J Hawleyabout 4 years ago

    Stunning image. What a shot. Well caught mate.

  • Cheers Gavin. Thanks for the compliments buddy

    – Scott Carr

  • Jennifer Saville
    Jennifer Savilleabout 4 years ago

  • Awesome, that’s great news thanks Jennifer

    – Scott Carr

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkerabout 4 years ago

    Stunning shot Scott, glad you stuck it out to capture this, well done!

  • Thank you kindly John. I’m sure glad I stuck around for it too, I still can’t believe it happened! :)

    – Scott Carr

  • Laurent Aphecetche
    Laurent Aphece...about 4 years ago

    Well done.

  • Thanks mate.

    – Scott Carr

  • Jessy Willemse
    Jessy Willemseabout 4 years ago

    Wow , this is incredibly beautiful capture, lucky you…

  • Thank you very much Jessy

    – Scott Carr

  • linsads
    linsadsabout 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature :o))

  • Thanks linsads :)

    – Scott Carr

  • lorentzs
    lorentzsabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely incredible and the best shot I have ever seen of Uluru. You should market it to NT Tourism. Susan.

  • Thanks a lot Lorentz for your kind words. I think that’s a good idea and something I should look into. Cheers mate.

    – Scott Carr

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 4 years ago

    Wow,……beautiful almost surreal feel to this stunning scenic view so expertly taken! : )

  • Thanks Sandy, I appreciate your kind remark. It was surreal to see it unfold in front of me.

    – Scott Carr

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