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Double Rainbow in Door County | by elviskennedy
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Double Rainbow in Door County

Elvis was meandering the backroads of Wisconsin, looking for a good spot to photograph yet another Door County sunset, when he turned around and was stunned to see this double rainbow. The road and the power lines ruined any vista near the roadway, so Elvis quickly grabbed his gear and headed out on foot. Rainbows are fleeting, there is no time to waste!


Then the rain began falling - in buckets. Undeterred, Elvis set up his Nikon D800 equipped with the Nikon 14-24mm lens and began firing.


Knowing how important it is to be prepared (you never forget some of those cub scout rules) Elvis had, before leaving the cabin, set up the D800 to shoot 7-shot sequences, varying the shutter speed to create photographs with exposure values of -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 and +3. The camera was also attached to the tripod and lying on the back seat - ready for action.


This allowed Elvis to focus (no pun intended) on the framing of the photographs even though he, and the camera/lens, were getting drenched.


In just a few minutes, the rainbow vanished.


Wiping down the gear and coming down from the adrenaline rush Elvis realized, once again, what a lucky boy he is. Not only had he been fortunate enough to be in the right place, at the right time, he also got to experience life in all of its wonder.


Sight: The beautiful and spectacular rainbow of colors in the sky, the clouds, the trees, the field and of course, the big, bold arch overhead.


Sound: Rain splattering on the ground, on Elvis' head and on the camera gear, punctuated by distant, rolling thunder.


Smell: The freshly cut hay. The air, ionized by the passing storm.


Touch: The warm sun cut by the cold raindrops. The warm breeze. The sharply cut hay underfoot.


Taste: While the newly cut hay and freshness from the rain were almost enough to taste, a big piece of tiramisu would have been fantastic.


All that makes for a pot 'o gold at the end of any rainbow. What a great evening!


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Taken on August 3, 2013