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Rainbow over Alaska Range

Rainbow over Alaska Range
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Copyright: David Shaw (wildimagination) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 61] (435)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EFS 18-85 IS, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-08 1:42
Viewed: 3812
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I just returned from a three day backpacking and bird research trip in Denali National Park, Alaska. Yesterday my field assistants and I spent the afternoon hiking to the top of a small mountain overlooking the Savage River basin. Storms were rolling in and out as we made the 2500 foot climb to the top. We were rained on and drenched more than once, but it was all worth it when we arrived on the summit ridge to the most spectacular rainbow I have ever seen. The colors made a huge, bright sweeping arc below us, which contrasted remarkably with the with stormy mountains behind. And the best part was, that the three of us, miles and miles from the nearest human being, were the only ones to see it. It is experiences like this that keep me returning to the backcountry.

Incidentally, this photo has absolutley no artificial saturation, with the exception of some very minor levels work in PS, this is the same as the RAW image that came out of my camera.


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Amazing raimbow! All the colors are visible!!
Nice compo and TSF.


Hi David,
Excellent effect!
To make impresion :-)
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

Wonderful capture, the image speaks for itself so I'm just going to say good work.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-08 8:22]

Bonjour David!

Superbe! Vouz etiez la au bon moment.
Bravo cette image est agreable 'a regarder.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-08 8:29]

Superb image, David! It is very rare that we get to see such a clear and complete rainbow...and you managed to capture it very well. Truely amazing.
Bravo and TFS

that is some stunning rainbow there. Excellent shot - did you capture any more of it? Becuase the scenery is also very good...

Bravo encore, j'ai vu l'autre photo et je dois dire que les deux sont spectaculaires. Je préfère celle cadrée plus large parceque plus lumineuse mais cette version est très intéressante en rapprochant le lac. Merci,


Es una toma excelente, Impresiona este paisaje. Es una maravilla. Enhorabuena y salaudos,

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