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Intense Rainbow Over Arashiyama
Rainbow Over the “Moon Crossing Bridge” Arashiyama area of Kyoto, Japan 京都市嵐山の渡月橋と虹  --  Arashiyama (嵐山)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Rainbow Over the “Moon Crossing Bridge”
Arashiyama area of Kyoto, Japan
京都市嵐山の渡月橋と虹

It was, at times, a cold miserable day in Kyoto today, but there's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time.

Low Slung with a bird and a hint of doubleness  --  Arashiyama (嵐山)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Low Slung
with a bird and a hint of doubleness

The rain the rainbows were created in was being swept in low from the mountains to the left. (Fittingly, this area of Kyoto's name, Arashiyama, means “Tempest Mountain”.) Anyway, lacking altitude, they're not one of those tall half circles like this or this. It was quite a squished curve, but what lacked for in height it made up in intensity.

Arashiyama (嵐山)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

The bird in this one is a nice touch, and a bit more obvious than the helicopter in this one.

Continued with a few more shots from a different vantage point, here...


Comments so far....

That was one heck of a rainbow indeed! Plus I don’t think I had seen a full rainbow in years… Really enjoyed it.

Thanks for the ride BTW…

— comment by Damien on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:38pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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