Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sky Watch - Rainbow, rain, bright, dark

Our skies have been varied this spring with storms often blowing past, though not as ferocious as the ones across the southern US. Tuesday afternoon, the sun popped out and I went out to get shots of the clearing sky. As I took the above shot a gentle rain began to fall and I was pleased to get a faint rainbow. The next shot was taken of the rain with "sports" setting and the third with "auto" (click to enlarge). The last two shots were taken Wednesday afternoon about 2 hours apart.

ISO 800, f 5.6, 1/500 sec.

ISO 200, f 5.6, 1/50 sec.


10 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful photos. Glad the storms have not interfered with your photography jaunts. :)

J Bar said...

Great shots indeed.
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Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures as always, Lew! And what a gorgeous rainbow! Awesome! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

What dramatic shots. That rainbow is lovely!

Indrani said...

There is variety here and I like the rainbow shot. Always fills me with wonder.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of shots, Lew! The first one is my favorite. I love rainbows. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching.

RuneE said...

I have heard parts of the US has had some bad times weather-wise, but this looked very peaceful and inviting.

TheChieftess said...

Love the rainbow shot and the billowy clouds especially!!! Hope your weather is clearing up!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Great raindrops, Lew! And a rainbow is always something special.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Al said...

Great skies - I love the rainbow. The greens are awesome.