More Dynamic Clouds, and a Small Rainbow
Just Another Day of dynamic Ohio weather -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Just Another Day
of dynamic Ohio weather

Today in Northeast Ohio was sunny in the morning, turning to mostly broken overcast and occasional light rain in the afternoon. I was inside most of the day, but when I saw some bright sun around 7pm, I ventured outside and down to the lake for a look. It started sprinkling almost right away, but I was treated to a small rainbow.

(Upon reviewing the images, I see that it was a double rainbow, but I hadn't noticed at the time, perhaps because I was getting wet.)

This was my first rainbow in a while, since a bunch of rainbows in January. None of them even come close to a rainbow I saw in Kyoto last year, but couldn't get the camera in time to take a picture of. Because I was bummed about missing the picture, Anthony colored a picture of a rainbow for me. It was sweet. (A friend who saw it did snap a shot with one hand, while driving with the other.)

Anyway, back to today. As I mentioned yesterday, the weather has been dynamic, so even though it was dark and overcast, there were still patches of brightness, and some deep blue sky peeking through...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 22 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos

They say in Ohio “If you don't like the weather, wait a minute.” and true to form, the opening in the clouds that had allowed the sun to stream through quickly moved on, so I lost the sun, and soon the rainbow followed (although a bit is still visible in the next shot)...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos

An hour later, not long before sunset, I noticed the sun peek out again, so I went again to take a look. No rain this time, and no rainbow, but the golden sunset light was decidedly harsh on the backdrop of gray, slightly purplish clouds...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 23 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 26 mm — 1/125 sec, f/7.1, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos

I thought it was pretty.


One comment so far...

This type of change is begging for timelapse Jeffrey.

— comment by Sean McCormack on August 12th, 2008 at 7:54am JST (9 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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