Double strike? or Rainbowling.

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not1word on May 3, 2009

I so rarely have my camera with me when I see a rainbow that I nearly fell out of my truck when I turned my head and saw this. It lasted all of about five minutes, and I had to really scoot along to find a half way decent place to try and catch it. It was fading fast when I got here, the scene of a previous shot I did here at night. It was a perfect really bright full bow, and a dimmer double one at about 1/3 on each side.

Bits-n-Pieces on May 3, 2009


WOOOOOW not1word! No gutter balls here. Hard to start listing all the ducks you got lined up for this one - the rainbows, the GREAT sign, the shadow right down the middle, even the mountains off there in the distance, and as you mentioned: seeing it and being able to get somewhere to snap it. What a lucky strike!

not1word on May 3, 2009

Hey, Muchas Gracias, Bits. This sign is a favorite of mine, and I fear that its days may be numbered. The lunatic way that SLC is going about re-visualising itself makes me think that an old bowling alley will soon be found to be less than chic.

someGuyinmasset on May 3, 2009

What a beaut! Now how do I get my two free games?

Marbiz on May 4, 2009

This is a great photo n1w you captured just the right mood and moment.

Cal Kimola Brown on May 4, 2009

Perfect composition and a great title too. What a moment in time.

D.R.Lamont on May 4, 2009

Awesome man! couldn't ask for much more here, great composition and setting.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on May 4, 2009

"Classic" is right. Beauty n1w. Lovely color. ~Tom

whoelius on May 4, 2009

Yep. What Tom said. I love the faint mountains in the background too.

spencer baugh on May 4, 2009

Excellent shot. And I love the framing.

not1word on May 4, 2009

Thanks, Guy. Just tell the fellow at the counter that Fill sent you.

Thank you, too, Marbiz. Most kind.

Howdy, Cal. I'm pleased you likes it. : )

Dr. Lamont, you are very generous, and we thank you kindly.

The sign is a pretty ingenious one, Tom. On the flip side of CLASSIC is BOWLING, so I thought that, since the bowling pin was fairly self-explanatory, CLASSIC was the choice of the panel.

Those mountains are nearly inescapable, whoelius, but they sure do help provide some great free background. Thanks for the visit.

Thank you, Spence. I cropped this down, I had too much road in the foreground, and it made everything else look too lonely. I really wanted to get the whole bow in the frame, but nothing else was too terribly pretty, so it seemed a more minimalist approach was called for.

joyfotos on May 5, 2009

I think I have looked at this three times now. I love the thumbnail as well as the enlargement. Very effective foreground for the shot and love the dark sky with the rainbow!

And as you said the hardest part sometime is having it all line up at the right time. It helps that you have the structures in the town well scouted out.

Wish I could do better with the comment but always seem to be too tired & too little sleep!


not1word on May 5, 2009

Not to worry, JF. I appreciate your comments, sleepy or not. Thanks for taking the time to stop in. : )

Ritva Astikainen on May 7, 2009


Nawitka on May 7, 2009

Yep, that's got CLASSIC written all over it :P And an amazing rainbow and you must never apologize for cropping. How would the camera know what you want ... it's for you to decide after all.

And man do I love this shot, bend your head so I can stick this gold star on!

not1word on May 8, 2009

Thank you, Ippa. Very nice of you to say. : )

Nawitka, you are very kind. Thanks a bunches.

Going waaaaay back up there to Guy, allow me to compliment you on your actually looking at the shots that we put up. I hadn't even noticed what you made reference to until just now. You are a very attentive viewer, sir.

someGuyinmasset on May 8, 2009

I feel much better now n1w, I had lots of viewing time invested in that comment.

not1word on May 8, 2009

Yes, I know, which is why it is imperative of me to properly acknowledge such a pertinent response.

larry e walton on May 9, 2009

As I said to the Dude Lamont, I may just give up taking shots and look at your guys' photos instead.

lujun1964 on May 9, 2009

not1word,I like this great rainbow shot,very good composition and colours.YS

greetings from Lujun

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  • Uploaded on May 3, 2009
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    by not1word
    • Taken on 2009/05/02 18:29:53
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash