• The Gooferbus
  • My gear, being packed up to depart and head to Seattle for Bumbershoot with Vau de Vire
  • The Temple of Forgiveness
  • The Cirque Berzerk Big Top
  • Me.

Double-Rainbow Post-storm, Burning Man 2007

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Here's a much better capture of the rainbow. I posted the last one from my laptop in a coffee shop while in a huge hurry, which are hardly optimal circumstances. Now that I've had time to pick the best one and color correct/etc., here it is!

After the second day of apocalyptic white-outs -- flying, stinging, choking, blinding dust -- and rain, a rarity indeed, the playa was graced with a spectacular double-rainbow Friday afternoon.

My first thought when I saw it was: "Stupid rainbow." I had been furiously packing for a few hours, as the dust storm had seriously hindered my ability to do so earlier in the day. I looked again a few minutes later, though, and actually noticed it in its entirety. Then I booked it to the top of an RV.

This photo was shot from the top of an RV in the Red Nose District, 9:15 and Esplanade in Black Rock City. To the right you can see left side of the Cirque Berzerk Big Top.

See the complete galleries at www.theblight.net/gallery/bm/07/

Special thanks to Taz (Lily's dad) for generously letting me use his RV for the shot.

Shot with a Minolta Maxxum 7D and Sigma 10-20mm lens (at 10mm).

larryWberg, Neil, Sir SNoid, korda, and 271 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. catherine muollo 57 months ago | reply

    Wow. This is incredible and beautiful.

  2. Enginn Engill 56 months ago | reply

    Really stunning shot, well done !

  3. - the teej - 54 months ago | reply

    incredible catch & crop!!

  4. artland 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called artland, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. these situations [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    omg amaaaazing!

  6. RkRao 49 months ago | reply

    ! w O w !

  7. gLouis 49 months ago | reply

    great capture! that's one of the best double rainbows I've ever seen!

  8. chrystopher 48 months ago | reply


  9. NebraskaSC 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nevada Thunderstorms, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. chrisdv98 45 months ago | reply

    Woah, thats a full rainbow, all the way. Double rainbow, oh my god.

  11. dave_norwoods 44 months ago | reply

    wow I only got half the rainbow shot and forsure this is one of the best photos ever. history is made here . cool travelindave

  12. kaycee_dae 43 months ago | reply

    WOOOOoooaAAHhh double rainbow....all the way.... across the sky....WHAT DOES IT MEAN??
    *starts crying*

  13. fsmphoto 41 months ago | reply

    Ohhh wow.. double rainbow across the sky.. wow!

  14. alexphotocamera 39 months ago | reply

    Double Rainbows.
    How I like them!

  15. mlhradio 38 months ago | reply

    Congratulations on receiving more than 25,000 views, that's quite impressive! You might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 10000' group to the 'Views: 25,000' group, which can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/views25000/

    Once again, congratulations and hopefully your photos will receive many more views in the future!

  16. dietermsilva 37 months ago | reply

    that our beautiful!

  17. bigmast 37 months ago | reply

    veramente stupendo!

  18. JarkaOnd 24 months ago | reply

    this shot is so cool! Congrats!

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