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Double-Rainbow Post-storm, Burning Man 2007

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).

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Taken on August 31, 2007