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Challenge: Sunshine After The Rain (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Burning Man, Nevada
Date: Aug 30, 2010
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2010

I predict 4.8.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.9412
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 6.7872
Avg (non-participants): 7.0225
Views since voting: 5394
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 136
Comments: 38
Favorites: 9 (view)


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05/07/2011 04:17:19 PM
i realize you took this last year, but i just saw it and it floored me. its so beautiful and a bit sublime. lovely work boss.
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10/16/2010 05:08:04 PM
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09/26/2010 11:54:36 AM
Thank you! That drop shadow has become my favorite border.

Originally posted by glad2badad:

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Congrats!!!
09/26/2010 10:25:24 AM
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Congrats!!!
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09/23/2010 08:08:35 PM
This is a terrific capture, Carl! Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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09/23/2010 05:55:25 PM
Oh my god it's a double rainbow.... So intense. ;) (If you don't know what I'm referring to, check this out: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI)
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09/22/2010 01:17:16 PM
Best you stay out of the prediction business. Congrats on the blue. Every time I hear about Burning Man, I am reminded that someday I want to go.
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09/21/2010 07:12:16 PM
Contgratulations on your 1st well deserved Blue
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09/21/2010 06:11:40 PM
What a find! Well done!
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09/21/2010 01:26:29 PM
I wish my predictions turned out like yours. Beautiful photo - it must have been even more spectacular seeing it in person! Congratulations!
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09/21/2010 04:28:29 AM
beautiful image congrats
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09/21/2010 04:19:49 AM
Wonderful shot! Congrats on the blue ribbon!
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09/21/2010 02:13:52 AM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

It's almost a TRIPLE rainbow!


I think I captured a Supernumerary Rainbow!

From Wikipedia:
Supernumerary rainbow
A contrast-enhanced photograph of a supernumerary rainbow, with additional green and purple arcs inside the primary bow.

A supernumerary rainbow—also known as a stacker rainbow—is an infrequent phenomenon, consisting of several faint rainbows on the inner side of the primary rainbow, and very rarely also outside the secondary rainbow. Supernumerary rainbows are slightly detached and have pastel colour bands that do not fit the usual pattern.

It is not possible to explain their existence using classical geometric optics. The alternating faint rainbows are caused by interference between rays of light following slightly different paths with slightly varying lengths within the raindrops. Some rays are in phase, reinforcing each other through constructive interference, creating a bright band; others are out of phase by up to half a wavelength, canceling each other out through destructive interference, and creating a gap. Given the different angles of refraction for rays of different colours, the patterns of interference are slightly different for rays of different colours, so each bright band is differentiated in colour, creating a miniature rainbow. Supernumerary rainbows are clearest when raindrops are small and of similar size. The very existence of supernumerary rainbows was historically a first indication of the wave nature of light, and the first explanation was provided by Thomas Young in 1804.
09/20/2010 02:44:44 PM
It's almost a TRIPLE rainbow!
09/20/2010 01:24:46 PM
Originally posted by paqman:

What does it mean?


Double means there's two of something.

A Rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. The overall effect is that the incoming light is reflected back over a wide range of angles, with the most intense light at an angle of 40–42°.

Playa, also known as an alkali flat or sabkha, a desert basin with no outlet which periodically fills with water to form a temporary lake. Burning Man is a party of 50,000 people on a dry lake bed (playa)100 miles north of Reno, where I participate every year now, and is where I took this photo.

I hope this helps.
09/20/2010 12:20:59 PM
Originally posted by hojop25:

Originally posted by paqman:

What does it mean?


Ahahahahahaha


double rainbow

:-D

Message edited by author 2010-09-20 12:21:28.
09/20/2010 12:01:20 PM
Originally posted by paqman:

What does it mean?


Ahahahahahaha
09/20/2010 11:38:41 AM
What does it mean?
09/20/2010 09:14:49 AM
Congrats! A lovely capture!!
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09/20/2010 07:01:55 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/20/2010 02:11:46 AM
You are much too pessimistic. Great photo.
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09/20/2010 01:24:00 AM
You suck. ...at predicting your score. lol. Congrats! Great image, well deserved.
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09/20/2010 01:03:47 AM
Well, I guess there's a first for everything! Thank you everyone! Wow! Yeah, this shot was from over the perimeter fence at Burning Man, at the airport after a rain storm. I've learned that if I can impress William88, the photo will do well! I thought it was too grainy, and I almost swapped it out for a sunrise shot. It would have done well, too, but not in this competition.

Message edited by author 2010-09-20 01:25:47.
09/20/2010 12:45:25 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and PB!
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09/20/2010 12:35:06 AM
congratulations.. nice finish. A well deserved blue!
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09/20/2010 12:17:31 AM
Way to go! You didn't get your 7.0, but a ribbon, especially a blue makes up for it.
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09/20/2010 12:14:53 AM
Methinks you need to recalibrate your prediction. It's a great shot that suits the challenge very well. How'd ya get all the Burners to stay out of the frame? ;-)
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09/20/2010 12:07:23 AM
Incredible shot -- what a wonderful find! Congrats on the blue, the hat and the book!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2010 11:27:04 PM
Amazing....such strong colours and the way the light shines on them...wow. You have captured an incredible scene...one to be proud of.
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09/19/2010 09:31:52 AM
Very nice.
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09/18/2010 07:23:58 PM
Great image. Good to be in the right place at the right time.
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09/18/2010 02:28:11 PM
lovely clarity in the rainbow
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09/17/2010 12:28:51 PM
nice capture- top 10
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09/15/2010 02:00:27 PM
Very beautiful!!
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09/14/2010 06:56:17 PM
I don't think I've ever seen a double rainbow before. Beautiful.
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09/13/2010 08:23:22 PM
Spectacular
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09/13/2010 10:53:59 AM
Beautiful image... Wonderful golden tone on the mountain, and I can feel the Skittles coming down from the rainbow.
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09/13/2010 08:53:49 AM
A true beauty in colours, contrasts and composition. Compliments
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