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"A rainbow for Emma"

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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Kenko Pro1 CP
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, lovely landscapes, Joe's Favourites 1, Emma's Theme, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 12:37
Viewed: 7613
Favorites: 10 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this one for Emma (Aramok) and wish for her a quick and full recovery..

Hi folks just a passing visit form "Signal Womb" untill I become more active on TN hopfully next month with a lot of new material to share and catch up on a lot of great shots iv missed. Iv been very busy latly and just had to give web activity a miss to get my web site (nearly) done and catch up on a lot of other duties.

Iv captured a lot of Rainbows in my time but this is my favority by far. Its a promise of my return, yes:) BTW Why is it lighter under the rainbow?


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What a stunning capture! I'm a rainbow person myself and this is by far one of the best I've ever seen. The wide openess of the land, the contrast of light and dark, and the clarity is amazing. I'm reminded of a line in a song: from sea to shining sea.

Nicely done!

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-10-19 12:58]

Very nice landscape!
Beautiful photo and good work. Regards. Carme.

Hi Stephen,
This is a magic photo! Amazing light with high contrast, sharpness of sea, boat and houses. A great shot!

Hi Stephen,
one of the most impressing double rainbow catures I have seen. What a powerful, dramatic setting. What a great dedication to Emma!
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-19 13:17]

Stephen, this is just beautiful!!
Those two rainbows are sooooooo colourful.
I just had to add this to my favourites theme.
Very well done and I hope you have a good weekend :)

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-19 13:26]

Magic view!
I have no words. Amazing rainbow!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-19 13:33]

Hi Stephen,
This is an excellent photo. Light and colors are amazing.
And ofcourse a very kind dedication for Emma.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-19 13:42]

Hello Stephen,
This is really magic. The light in the middle of the photo is amazing. Great clear colours.
Fantastic composition.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-10-19 13:53]

Hi Stephen, Excellent composition, great use of lightning and for sure lost of gold. TFS Reina

Howdy Stranger! Missed you!

This is an amazing shot to be sure! It is so rich and dramatic. It's a lovely gift for Emma and sure to lift her spirits.

Evelynn : )

Spectacular shot Steve!
The rainbow and sky is so awesome that the inclusion of buildings and walls don't seem to matter.
Actually,they probably help make the pic,truth be told,even though they're not a natural feature.
Another great landscape from you.
Keep em' comin'.

Hi Stephen,
This is an awesome shot. Is this an HDR composition? If it is, how many shots are merged here? Great light and tonal range. Your composition is superb. Great camera work!

Hi Stephen,
Brillant colors and very nice ligthing.

Hello Stephen,
Well I will look forward to your return, your photos are absoultey amazing. An amazing site to see, the double rainbow, the sea, the rich colors. Beautiful shot, and now I must find out whats happened to Emma?
TFS this beautiful photo.

Hi Stephen,
I've never seen such a complete shape of rainbow. You are so lucky to meet the scene, and that I was surprised at your technique, good composition, superb contrast, colour of the sea, clouds and sunny spot. Fantastic!

Wow, amazing, beautiful, outstanding color and contrast, well done.
Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-20 1:32]
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Hi Steve and an early welcome back!

Fisrt of all, this is a SPSLENDID dedication for Emma, a gesture and a photo that she will definitely appreciate a lot.

Secound, it's great to hear you'll be back soon and that your website is nearly done...can't wait to see it!

Thirdly, no sh*t this is your favorite one of them all...it's a simply magnificent view of this perfect and complete rainbow.
I really love how everything here is composed, the exceptional contrast between the rainbow and the dark clouds and the vibrant colors everywhere in the frame.
Now i do have to ask this...i'm way too curious: this is a stitch, right?
Anyway, my hat's off to you, my friend, for such an impressive result, and i do have to thank you too for the terrific link for the explanation for the phenomenon...i'm a bit of a physics fan :)

Take care and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-20 2:21]

Hello Stephen,
Magnificent capture and a lovely tribute to Emma. I don't know what to say, I'm just stunned at this shot!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-10-20 3:34]


Superbe et magique.
Merci Stephen.

very beautiful photo! It is lighter under the rainbow cause of the diffraction (or refraction, my english are not good...)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-20 7:44]

Hi Stephen,
simply stunning. Clarity and lighting are perfect and your POV so very well chosen. I shall pack my camera way and not bother anymore ;o)
(p.s, great to see you back posting here)

Hi Steve,
Good to see a post from you again. I hope all is well and I am looking forward to seeing your own website. Do give me the URL once it is ready.
This is a very beautiful photo and dedication to a lady close to me heart. I do hope that it will help her in any kind of way. This is also a very beautiful photo for its pefect rainbow and for the magnificent view. The sheer quality and details in this photo are very impressive. I love the combination of dark and light in this photo created by the dark sky and the patch of sunlight. Is it just me, or are you always in the right position and the right moment?

P.S. thanks for the link, that was very intersting to read.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-10-20 12:06]

Absolutely brilliant Stephen. Rainbow(s), view, details, composition, movement, colours, lighting, - all superb. Just what we expect from you.

This is breathtaking! Light and magic are the appropriated words for this work of art. I wish I had you skills to photograph landscapes; you have such unique style; this is sooooo beautiful and nice dedication. Congratulations!

Hello Stephen.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Brilliant shot Stephen, welcome back, great to see your work again.

The contrast and vivid colours really make this shot, as does the centralised composition. Did you know that the sun is always positioned exact opposite spot from the virtual "centre" of rainbow arcs? So lower the sun, the bigger the arc...


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-10-23 7:11]

Amazing shot with stunning colors and composition. Perfect use of wide angle.

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  • emka (41)
  • [2007-10-23 12:14]

Hi, Stephen,

It is fantastic photo! Both rainbows so clear and wonderful light below. I wonder, if you have ever seen something I saw last week in Warsaw. Unfortunately, I was just coming home by bus so without camera and I have it only in my mind. So, both rainbows were clearly seen but one of them (now I can't remember which, it seems that this secondary one, but it is improbable) was like made of two or even three of them. It means, just after red was yellow again, and red, and yellow. Such a pity I had no camera!
The area under the rainbow is lighter because the light of different colours is mixed giving white. The area between rainbows is darker then the rest. It is so called Alexander belt, after Alexander of Afrodisia who first observed this phenomenon.
Good work, regards


Hi Stephen

Talk about 'blow my socks off'! A magic shot in every sense of the word! Congrats my friend........ :-)

Hi Stephen.

What a stunning rainbow that is and dedicated to me. I'm honoured. The rainbows are the one thing I remember the most about Ireland in general. I saw so many of them when we were there.

thank you for such a wonderful dedication.


The light is so great. Lovely contrast and saturated colors.
[lucky Emma]

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-11-10 0:46]

Fantastic view!
I have no words. Fabolous rainbow!

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  • Andos (26)
  • [2008-03-07 4:36]

Hi Stephen,

Excellent composition and colors!


this landscape is splendid, strange and magic! how have is done? The colors are bright and the very beautiful composition

Maravillosa y fascinante imagen con muy buena luz y composición...saludos

A very very beautifull picyure with magical colours and rainbow..

Stunning composition sir...!!!


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