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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:29 AM

I was able to view a rare double rainbow (at least for me) while experiencing our rainy weather in South Florida at the beginning of the hurricane season (June 1-December 1). It is difficult to capture the delicate nature of a rainbow and I have to practice on these ethereal showpieces of nature. I made the observation on June 6, 2009 at 06:30 P.M. EDT. It was much more striking in person!

A digital image produced in Gimp.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:19 PM

Carlos,

Very nice sketch of the double rainbow. Not only did you capture the color reversal in the secondary but as is always the case with a rainbow the inside of the arc shows a much brighter sky than beyond the outside of the arc. Check any good photo of a rainbow and you will see this is always true. :waytogo: :cool: :rainbow:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:01 PM

Very jolly sketch, we get a lot of them here, they always make me stop and stare, the colors so rich and so temporary .

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:19 PM

nice sketch carlos, a very difficult target to draw!
i do think though that the colors of the secondary rainbow should be in reversed order (from violet to red outwards), this is always the case, iirc :crazy:

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:13 PM

Very nice sketch of this beautiful event.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:25 PM

Wonderfully colorful and beautifully accurate sketch Carlos! :bow: :rainbow: :bow:

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:43 AM

Thank you all for the kind compliments on my double rainbow observation. These beautiful objects of nature are difficult to capture in their glory. I will have to practice rendering them in the future.

May you all enjoy many rainbows in the future.

Carlos

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:54 PM

Carlos,

Wonderful capture!! :bow: :bow:

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:16 PM

Ahh, not all celestial wonders need be measured in Astronomical Units or Light Years :goodjob:

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:53 AM

Ron and Rony,

Thank you on your compliments on my double rainbow observation. Beautiful events of nature always surround us. It is for us to appreciate them.

Carlos






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