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Magical Nature

Magical Nature
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Copyright: Markus Peissard (Heaven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-23
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Zeiss-Sony 24-70mm f.2.8
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bayram's Favourites-III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 1:59
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Favorites: 5 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends

A couple of days ago, we lived this incredible and magical moment almost beside my house. I went out because I expected some beautiful clouds after quite a heavy storm and rainfall. It was evening, and when I walked away from my house I noticed the beginning of a rainbow. I arrived at a little hill and soon after this the firework started. In my life, I never have seen such a perfect rainbow. And I also never have seen such an intensive concentration of the light inside the inner rainbow. What was also new for me was the fact that the rainbow was visible for many minutes.

This picture is the result of a stich of seven individual pictures, all taken in RAW and stitched together with the software "Autopano Pro" after the conversion into the TIFF format. I haven't changed anything to the colours, I even have attenuated a little bit the saturation!

Kind regards


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Hi Markus,

This is a great picture of a wonderful moment. It must have been amazing to see.
The colours are really nice and the red really stands out on the rainbow. There is also a nice warm tone to the whole picture. A nice central composition as well.
Great capture and TFS


Hallo Markus
Just like a dream! This image has fabulous atmosphere in amazing tones. It is a superb dynamic capture. Looks like a fairytale to me, with a magical touch to it. I am very jealous and envy you for this one, but I can imagine how you must have felt witnessing such a wonderful sight. Thank you very much for this picture with soul! Best regards.

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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-08-02 2:37]

Hi Markus
This is beautiful! It's like a dream image. Fantastic atmosphere.
Sincerely, Robert

Hi Markus,

This is wonderfully remarkable.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-02 3:00]

Hello Markus,
Indeed an incredible experience. Very beautiful photo in splendid colours. Great atmosphere. And in a superb composition.

Hello Markus,

Spectacular picture ! What luck !
Ihe light and the colours are beautiful.


It is the most extraordinary rainbow seen in my entire life. I mean, the perfect circles of the two, the light inside of them, is just unbeblieveble! Thanks for sharing with us this extraordinary spectacle from our powerful nature!
All the best

Hi Markus,
An absolutely stunning photo and great stich work! It has a very surreal feeling to it. From your shaddow I can see it was close to sunset - Is that perhaps why it concentrated the light in such a spectacular manner?

Hi Markus,
Not only You, but we, viewers also didn't see anything like this in our lives. Incredible, magical scene, a rare and spectacular moment. Perfect color saturation, excellent choice of panoramic format (I miss the LV, probably it was impossible to upload due to the height / width ratio). Almost an extraterrestrial capture - but for sure something very unique. Congrats and tfs MF.
Best regards, László

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2010-08-02 6:04]

Hi Markus
You captured a realy magic moment.
Beautiful colors

Oh ja, Markus,
einfach umwerfend, as Bild. Das war eine Jahrhundert- Gelegenheit und Du hast sie voll genutzt. Und die Panorama- Komposition, ohne den Bogen zu verformen, das ist vom Feinsten. Da Abendsonne war, wurde auch die Umgebung orange angeleuchtet. Man kann sich vorstellen, mit der Farbtemperatur etwas zurückzugehen, um die Farben des

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-02 8:51]

Hello Markus,
Wow, this is truly magic! Sounds like a wonderful and rare experience and I'm so glad you share it with us! The colours are fabulous and the composition so beautiful!!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-02 8:57]

Hi Markus,
Splendid-magical moment, TFS!

Ciao Markus, amazing rainbow, you take a magic moment, fantastic composition, I never see some thing like this, BRAVISSIMO!!!, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

A magical and unusual moment. Great image - very dramatic and powerful. Bravo!!

hello Markus
Yes , this is a special picture
super moment for you to take this pic
beautiful colours and good sharpness
a Beauty!!
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-02 10:12]

Hello Markus.
This is an amazing shot to be sure,
one of the most impressing double rainbow I have seen. What a powerful! Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-02 11:29]

Hello Markus,
An amazing phenomenon superbly captured in great piece of photography.
I think most of us have seen double rainbows but not with such completeness and clarity and that you had to tone down the saturation is an indication that you did nothing to make this un-natural. Quite the opposite: your stitching technique is professional and the result a joy to see!
Thank you for this wonder!
Best regards,

Ciao Markus,
credo che tu abbia assistito a un fenomeno in un certo senso unico per la sua intensitŕ e bellezza, ho visto spesso un doppio arcobaleno, ma non mi č mai capitato di vedere una tale concentrazione di luce, l'immagine č fantastica anche per il taglio compositivo e la ripresa grandangolare, l'inserimento dell'ombra del fotografo che in qualche caso disturba, in questa immagine diventa non solo artistica, ma anche uno dei punti di forza di questa stupenda immagine cosě naturale e surrealista allo stesso tempo.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

Hello Markus! Amazing double rainbow. Superb shadow. Excellent work. Great effect. Well done!

Bonsoir Markus,
Quel arc-en-ciel magique! J'imagine l'émotion que tu as du ressentir devant un tel spectacle. Des doubles arc-en-ciel complets sont déjŕ rares, mais celui-lŕ tout orange ŕ l'intérieur, avec une belle bande d'Alexandre (entre les 2 arcs) est tout ŕ fait exceptionnel. Etrange phénomčne optique. Exellente idée d'avoir combiné 7 photos et d'avoir réussi ce splendide pano. Merci pour cette découverte! Amitiés,

Hi Markus,
This is just fantastic. How lucky you were to enjoy such a wonderful view. And thank you for showing this rare sight to us.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-03 4:33]

Hello Markus,
this is EXCELLENT, this is SUPERB and this STUNNING.
Really appreciate this sharing as I have never seen one like this.
Thanks for a real nature composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-03 4:59]

Lieber Markus,
Das ist ein wirklich spektakuläres Bild, so etwas habe ich auch noch nie gesehen! Du warst am richtigen Ort zur richtigen Zeit! Und in der Mitte steht des Fotografen Schatten, wirklich einmalig. Da kann man nur noch staunen..
Herzlich grüsst

Hi Markus,

you're always creative, i am sometimes.
Nice picture from the rainbow and your shadow?
It looks like a fairytale.
Fine warm colours.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-03 15:50]

HI Markus,

Arizona is famous for it's beautiful double rainbows, especially during our Monsoon season, but I never in my life have seen anything like this. This looks straight out of an old Hollywood musical. You captured it perfectly both in the sky and the reflections on the ground. I'm sure I am not the only envious one!


So amazing, Markus!

I'd say you have a nice view beside your house :) I would love to capture a photo of a rainbow like this. Perfect exposure and capture. Fantastic effect. Well done!
TFS and have a nice day!


C'est saisissant....
Merci et Bravo

You are still the photo-art genius I saw many years ago.....you have lost nothing and continue to inspire me!

Magical image Markus..Really like the overall impact, and your shadow center stage. Best self portrait of a photographer I've had the pleasure to view.
You're a magician on the side right? ;-)

Hello Markus,

This one is one of the best rainbow capture which i saw till now.
Great shot.
TFS and regards,

Tus fotografía aparecen con el cuentagotas, eso sí, los resultados son siempre sorprendentes y diferentes a lo común.
Esta vez variaste completamente la temática... y los espacios, aunque mantuviste tu típica paleta de colores.
Como bien nos explicas, es sorprendente tal concentración de luz dentro del arco iris ! El conjunto es impresionante y no menos la oportunidad en la captura de este fenómeno.
Un buen trabajo técnico y artístico.

Saludos Markus: Josep Ignasi.

Lieber Markus,
Wird es Dir nicht langweilig photos von uns gewoehnlichen Sterblichen anzusehen?

You REALLY have fun with your camera, and your artistic talent is supported by your great technical know-how. It is truly a privilege to view your work, thanks to you generously showing this image on TrekNature.

Ich wuensche Dir ein gutes Wochen-Ende mit vielen Wundern.
Herzliche Gruesse von Sued Africa

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-07 14:20]

Hello Markus,
I must admit I have never seen such a gorgeous sight before. Must have been wonderful to actually view all the changing colorful light shades that were taking place, and be able to do it from your home. Outstanding image!!!

H Markus,
This is truly magic!! It must have been awesome to see! You were so fortunate to be able to capture it. Stunning my friend stunning. Very well done and thanks for sharing this wonderful moment with us.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-08-09 3:35]
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Hi Markus

Wow...what did i miss!!??!!
This is absolutely breathtaking! You are so lucky to have had such an amazing phenomenon near your house to be able to run out and take such a great series of photos!
But that aside, i think it's all your merit to have taking all your 7 exposures perfectly and retain all those details and colors - that great dynamic range and wide tonal range - in order to present us this incredible sight.
I can only be jealous on you :) and with i will, one day, be so fortunate to witness such a spectacle of nature.
Definitely a favorite!


bonjour Markus

excellente composition de différentes image
qui au final donne une trčs jolie photo d'ambiance
avec cet arc-en-ciel, TFS


hello Markus
another wonderful shot in your master quality. symetry, composition and presentation splendid. this is one of the best rainbow shots. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-08-17 18:48]

Hola Markus.
The only thing I can say is "Beautiful" moment You have catch here.
Great work done My friend.

Hi dear Markus ,
Lovely work.Wonderful light and warm colours.
Very well captured

Best regards

Hi Markus,
woooow, was für ein spezieller Moment, ich bin sprachlos, so was tolles habe ich noch nie gesehen. Das Bild könnte ich mir stundenlang anschauen, magisch!
Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

You are a true ARTIST.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-09-12 7:11]

Hi Markus!
What a wonderful and amazing image!!!...and the title is pefect! :))
You have captured a magic moment very well.
Marvellous light and colours.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Markus,

Very fantastic, enchanting visual show.
Striking use of light so very impressive.
right place at the right time, make an exact hit.
Congratulations, thanks for sharing.

Best Regards,

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