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Photo of the Week 156

Photo of the Week 156
Today is a special day.  It's Friday and it's August.  That means you've got a great weekend ahead of you to enjoy the outdoors with your family before school starts up again.  While we've got a few hours before the festivities start, how about checking out a beautiful photograph in the mean time?  It might help set the mood.  This week's featured "Photo of the Week" has a rainbow.

Have you ever been on the edge of something and just knew that there would be something wonderful if you just acted?  I had that feeling the day I took this picture.  I didn't think that it would be worth taking a drive out to Bryce Canyon again but I somehow knew that I should.

So, we started the drive.  It was threatening rain.  I didn't have high hopes for the excursion.  Then we saw the rainbow.  It was in the direction we were heading.  I started wondering if it would still be there and be visible when we reached the canyon.  The closer we got, the more hope I had for it.

When we reached Fairyland, our chosen destination for the trip, the rainbow started fading.  I started getting a bit frantic.  Rainbows are that over-the-top element in landscape photography and I thought I was about to miss out.  We hurried up.

When we got there, the rainbow faded from view.  I was disappointed but got to work photographing the landscape in front of me.  It's quite the scenic vista, as you can see, even if it is a bit compact compared with the rest of the canyon in the park.  I wanted photos and sunset was upon me.

We were about to leave when I decided to check and see if the rainbow was completely gone.  Clouds had rolled over the sun so I thought I had nothing to lose there.  I wandered around the edge of the rim looking for an angle where that rainbow might be visible again.  Then I found it.

On the southern edge of the cliff, I could see the rainbow again.  I quickly set up my tripod.  This was not a time to hand hold my camera and risk blurring the image in my excitement.  I also went for my cable release.  The rainbow was faint so I also needed my polarizing filter to give the colors more vibrance.  I didn't know how long I would have this opportunity so I wanted to make the most out of it.  Thanks to a few decisions where I figured I had nothing to lose, I nailed this beautiful landscape photo with a rainbow.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality landscape photograph of a rainbow over Fairyland Point at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah