Cumulonimbus Cloud (with Rainbow)


I was working at my desk around 5:30 p.m. when Jenn (my niece, sometimes employee & sometimes model) came running into the house yelling "RAINBOWS!" at the top of her lungs.

I looked out the front window and saw two huge rainbows behind a group of trees. I grabbed the camera and asked Jenn to drive me to a clearing down the road. By the time we got there (despite Jenn's expert driving!) there was just a small portion of one rainbow left, but the storm cloud from which the rainbows seemed to form had gotten a whole lot larger!

Check out the larger version of this photo for more detail.

Camera settings and post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4Llens with circular polarizing filter at 17mm, ISO 125, shutter speed 1/160s, aperture f/18. Curves adjustments, color balancing.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!

-- Kathleen


These pictures are absolutly breath taking. From a painter, truly inspiring.
extremely envious of your talent,
an admirer

Posted by a painter. at January 5, 2009 10:36 PM

awesome..! great moment.

Posted by Andre at July 13, 2009 11:44 AM


That's just beautiful!

I'm so jalous of your talent!!! ;-)

Funny, you must hear it often...

Posted by Véronique at September 7, 2009 11:04 PM

awesome shot..

Posted by Aziz Ünsal at May 6, 2010 1:01 PM

very nice use of space awesome shot really love it

Posted by fabrizio at July 16, 2010 4:54 PM

Superb... Amazing shot!

Posted by zooperdido at August 14, 2010 7:24 AM


That's just beautiful!

Posted by mohammad at January 21, 2011 3:11 PM

Some truly ore inspiring photos, I love your work.

Posted by digital anomaly at May 21, 2011 2:56 PM

Don't know if I'd want to see this in real life or not although it would be totally freaking to see with your own eyes.
Love It,
Penny Satterwhite

Posted by Penny Satterwhite at October 16, 2011 11:32 PM

The cloud and panorama here really drew me in. Then I saw the rainbow..

Posted by Yucel at April 26, 2012 10:30 AM
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