“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
There are surprises, and then there are surprises😊. One of my favorites is the beauty of a rainbow as it appears suddenly after a storm. In the capture above the rainbow’s colors are made stronger by the depth of the cloudy sky and the glorious light for which the country is so justifiably famous.
“An optimist sees rainbows when there is rain.”
Here on Kiawah we are fortunate to see rainbows relatively frequently – although I suppose that means we see more storms too. This particular capture was one of the most amazing rainbows I’ve seen because of the way it appeared from end-to-end, and highlighted the grasses around the 18th green of the very famous Ocean Course.
“Your laughter is warm rain, and you are the rainbow.”
Lori Jenessa Nelson
Double rainbows are very rare – and even more rare is a double rainbow when I happen to have camera in hand. The capture above is one of my personal favorites. I made the shot during a holiday with good friends on Prince Edward Island, and especially loved the way it was contrasted by the deep clay color of the sandy beach.
“It isn’t the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world.”
Richelle E Goodrich
Last but not least, a golden (in more ways than one) oldie. I came across this capture a few months back as I was going through my transition from Aperture to Lightroom. The rainbow was created by the waters of Victoria Falls capturing the colors of sunlight. We loved our helicopter ride over the falls but this capture was made as we hiked through the forest to see and hear the falls close-up. Quite an adventure and an amazing memory.
Here’s hoping your storms always end with a rainbow.