Rainbow

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Lookin' for the Pot 'o Gold in Mehoopany, PA

When I read this article in Digital Photography School, I posted the rainbow photo shown above as an example of how much I had to learn.  Little did I know how much traffic that would generate for me.  In just one day I got 172 views after having spent the past 26 days with 0 views in that period.  It shot up from a photo somewhere in the range of 25-50 views to 213 views as I write this.

Looking at the photo reminded me of what I was thinking when I took it.  We were having an office breakfast at a diner on the side of the road and when I pulled into the parking lot, I saw the rainbow.  I knew I had to photograph it.  I remember thinking as I photographed it that it was such a childish thing to photograph.  After all, only kids are amazed by rainbows.  I know that it’s caused by light refracting off of water droplets in the air.  But, as I stood there photographing it, and later when I loaded it onto my computer, I realized that rainbows can always be a beautiful phenomenon no matter your age.  That fact that you know how it works does not make it any less of a neat arc in the sky, turning the usual monotone blue into a cascade of colours.  And, of course, there’s also the Biblical meaning behind the rainbow.  That adds a symbolic beauty to the rainbow as well.

So, while DPS was just giving tips on better photography, they helped me to reflect on this long forgotten photo.

Published by Eric Mesa

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