4th November 2009 seen whilst driving up the road to Whinlatter in the NW Cumbrian Fells of the English Lake District near Bassenthwaite Lake…
I remember the story of the rainbow from the bible and how God sent Noah a rainbow as a sign of his promise not to cover all the earth with waters again…by the 20th November it must have been raining for 40 days and 40 nights and the waters rose around this area ,flooding many of the smaller dales down to Cockermouth downstream of Bassenthwaite Lake,and Workington beyond causing untold destruction and the death of one poor soul,a Policeman trying to prevent people from crossing a bridge in danger of collapse…it did,and it took him with it.
After that it stopped raining.One might wish that Noah and God had re-worded their Covenant so that there were no more floods at all.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR 18-70 lens,single RAW tonemapped in Photomatix Pro3
(this was previously posted as “a forgotten promise” until a kind and christian friend pointed out the error of my ways)
Featured in Rural Around The Globe July 2010 and The World As We See It.. Feb 2011


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Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Incredible capture mate, straight to my fav!

  • Thanks very much Denis

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsabout 4 years ago

    love it…so thats where my 10 gold pieces are that I lost

  • Thanks mate,for the comment and pointing out where your stash is….I’m off to Bassenthwaite

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • TREVOR34
    TREVOR34about 4 years ago

    WOW, brill capture…

  • Thanks kindly Trevor

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Kenart
    Kenartabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks again Ken

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • AMontanha
    AMontanhaabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks AM

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  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 4 years ago

    Oooh…a magic rainbow.!…Quite lovely Jamie….!! :)

  • LOL,thanks Meg

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    a wonderful piece of work Jamie.x

  • Thanks very much Catherine

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaabout 4 years ago

    what a wonderful experience it must have been to be actually in such a time and place :) thanks for sharing this lovely image to us… somehow brought me there :)

  • Hi Jo-anne,thanks very much…it was a lovely experience

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Jamie …

  • Thanks Tom,and for the fave

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Les Wazny
    Les Waznyabout 4 years ago

    Umm…leprechauns in the UK? Traitors!! lol!
    Great shot!! Really brings out the Fall colours!
    Sad to hear about the policeman…I have lots of police friends, and military friends, of course…doing the jobs no else wants to do, to keep as all safe, God keep him.

  • Cheers Les,but it’s not far from the Irish Sea and they row over occasionally.
    It was sad about the wife’s sister is one and it is most stressful work…

    – VoluntaryRanger

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