from Hervey Bay we went with a ferry for a one-day trip to Fraser Island. There was generally good weather, occasionally some drizzles, so we could observe many beautiful rainbows. Here a part of double rainbow. There is also here a trace of supernumerary. The dark area between the primary and secondary rainbow is typical feature and is well visible.
Look slightly inside a bright primary bow and sometimes you will see one or more predominantly green, pink and purple fringes. Their numbers and spacing can change from minute to minute.
These "supernumerary bows" are an intimation of the limitations of geometric optics for it is totally unable to explain them. To do so we must take account of the wave nature of light.
To see a rainbow we need sunshine and falling rain. Rainbows are rarer than might be thought. In any one place in rainy England there are fewer than ten bright ones in a year. Halos occur much more frequently.
Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see them because the sun must not be too high. Rainbows are always opposite the sun and their centres are below the horizon at the the antisolar point. The lower the sun the higher is the bow.
Red is always outermost in the primary bow with orange, yellow, green and blue within. Occasionally, when the raindrops are small, fainter supernumerary arcs of electric greens, pinks and purples lie just inside the main bow.
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serp2000 (40026) 2013-08-04 1:53
Witaj, Malgorzata, my Sunday neighbour,
Very simple but some romanitic composition. A lonely girl comes by the ferry forward to destiny. And a rainbow is a symbol of her good perspectives in the future. Just a novel ;) Well done! Thanks!
Best wishes from warm sunny Ural!
You are right, times gonna fly...
lousat (76936) 2013-08-04 1:54
Hi Malgo,a lucky opportunity this double rainbow during your ferry trip.Great capture in the best exposure to take the best colors,original perspective too,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-04 2:07
Good composition and a nice result obtained. Good color and liked the double rainbow.
carlo62 (32839) 2013-08-04 2:09
bella foto, un bel colo d'occhio, hai sfruttato al meglio la situazione, componendo bene la foto.
Il doppio arcobaleno è un regalo dal cielo, il resto è opera dell'attenta fotografa.
snunney (83801) 2013-08-04 2:45
No sign of a pot of gold though:-) I like this well conceived composition, which is very nicely lit and has good colours and sharpness. The girl is well placed in the frame and is seemingly under the protection of the double rainbow.
rbassin (18183) 2013-08-04 3:55
une magnifique photo, les élémnets divers tels que:
arc en ciel, ferry, nature se complètent dans un cadrage parfait.
daddo (24247) 2013-08-04 4:15
Hi Malgo. A poetic creation beautifully handled from the point of composition, light management and integrity of colour. Very nice Malgo. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
limielski (0) 2013-08-04 4:38
Ładny efekt wtórnej teczy. Słońca jest mało pogoda wyglada na mało wycieczkową, ale z pewnoscia arakci było sporo.
ManuMay (34667) 2013-08-04 4:43
It is great to have always your camera at hand!!
The right place and the right moment, I like very much the way you have composed using this human presence in cntrast...Very nice capture!!
Have a nice day...
Sergiom (60106) 2013-08-04 4:49
J'ai lu ton texte avec beaucoup d'attention et je l'ai trouvé intéressant et instructif. L'arc en ciel est superbe et le personnage parfaitement intégré pour la mettre en valeur.
Gigidusud (15887) 2013-08-04 5:24
Beautiful scene with the double rainbow, great capture. I like it!
Have a nice sunday,
marabu61 (8385) 2013-08-04 5:38
A lonely person contemplating on the deck of a ferry with the additional bonus of a gorgeous rainbow, this is a composition full of poesie.
Even though we prefer our holidays to be in perfect good weather, sometimes the best photos come out of cold and rainy days.
have a great sunday
jemaflor (84733) 2013-08-04 8:51
Well captured this beautiful rainbow and good presentation with a well balanced composition, tfs.
rychem (23274) 2013-08-04 10:13
Tęcza wyszła bardzo naturalnie, fajna scena z typowym burzowym kolorytem, dobrze ujęta postać,
holmertz (41059) 2013-08-04 12:18
This is a fine picture featuring all colours available. It is a good example of my idea that a person, or several, somewhere in the composition complements the view you mainly intended to show, being it a mounntain, a castle or an ordinary street. They gain strength from each other, the persons making the important view look more interesting, and vice versa. I keep watching the woman looking at the sea, and time and time again my eyes drift to the rainbows.
Pietrow (304) 2013-08-04 23:41
Fajne ! Ale popatrz na WS proszę.
timecapturer (48778) 2013-08-05 2:55
think we should re-name you as "the rainbow catcher". You always manage to capture them so perfectly and in ways that enhances the effect. This is an excellent composition that brings this natural phenomena into sharp focus and also makes it the main subject of the image. Well done!
Have a good week - Brian.
claudeD (32745) 2013-08-05 4:18
very fine picture showing this amazing rainbow. Very good composition, excellent sharpness and colors. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Oceania (4866) 2013-08-05 5:30
It's saying: if you see a rainbow, you will have luck up coming. What if you see double rainbows? Hopefully, you will have double lucks.
nikkitta (14852) 2013-08-05 12:52
You were quite lucky to be on a ferry so you catch not one but two rainbows
Beautiful and romantic composition, was the girl taken photos or just enjoying the view?
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-07 16:24
I like very much the 'rule of thirds' distribution of sea and sky (and with the rainbow taking the central third too!).
Exposure is very good too.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-08-09 22:20
Malgo, I see that you like the ferries more than sailing but trust me, one time you go with sailing you will never forget it..and trust me there is a lot of room in the boat..you would love it!!(open invitation)
all the best
your picture is beautiful especially the rainbow showing...