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    Posted: 31 May 2009 at 16:21
Formerly "Show us some rainbows"



I came through a heavy rainstorm on my way home from Toronto on Friday... then a two-ended rainbow appeared. I stopped in a few spots to get these shots. a900, 200 2.8 APO













Edited by brettania - 31 May 2013 at 01:58
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2009 at 17:54
David, good topic for a "themed view". I find shooting rainbows very hard. I've got a couple but none really very good. I like your first one best, because next to the rainbow the rest of the light is very good and really look like the sun just peeping through after a heavy thunderstorm. The reflection on the road and the strong light on the wite sheds (?) on the right all add to that.

Here's one of my better ones, with the sig 10-20 @ 18 mm.

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Thanks for the comments pegelli. There had just been a very heavy thunderstorm, and it was near sunset.

The objects on the right are actually gravestones in a cemetery.

This was the view looking the opposite direction from the shot with the cattle in it:


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[QUOTE=pegelli] David, good topic for a "themed view". I find shooting rainbows very hard. I've got a couple but none really very good. I like your first one best, because next to the rainbow the rest of the light is very good and really look like the sun just peeping through after a heavy thunderstorm. The reflection on the road and the strong light on the wite sheds (?) on the right all add to that.

Pegelli,

yours is a Lovely picture ... post processing, if any, very natural... really like the compostion.

Question ....so the Sigma 10-20mm how good is it in all situations? ... wish list has a wide angle telephoto but the sigma doesn't appear to have rave reviews.....?

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Very fortunate from my house to have ever changing scenery, mist, autumn colours and a good vantage point for rainbows, but heck is it difficult to capture what the eye sees..... some old ones first..

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Post Options Post Options   Quote DavidB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2009 at 23:04
Very nice Ianb!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ianb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2009 at 23:24
Originally posted by DavidB DavidB wrote:

Very nice Ianb!


Thanks David,

Not the easiest of subjects to get the intensity that the eye sees....I like the heavy ended rainbow in your series with the cemetry.

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Originally posted by ianb ianb wrote:

Question ....so the Sigma 10-20mm how good is it in all situations? ... wish list has a wide angle telephoto but the sigma doesn't appear to have rave reviews.....?


Well, it's not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I seem to have a decent copy and have been quite happy with all the results. None of the WA zooms are very sharp and since it was significantly cheaper than the Sony 11-18, so I went for the Sigma.

Three tips:
- make sure you can test your lens before buying, I've seen a lot of reports on duds out there
- don't rely too much on AF, dof is so huge that it's easily hit or miss
- usually I put it on MF, 10 mm, f8 distance between 1 m and infinity mark. I get very sharp results that way.

Btw: nice shots, it seems that white house gets hit by a lot of rainbows.

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Just two quick snaps stitched, looking down on our densely populated valley...

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Nice one Maurus!

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This is a 4 image stitch taken a while back from my backyard.
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here is one I took a while back, just didnt process until last night.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 June 2010 at 18:28
We had a really nice full rainbow here last night. Lasted less than ten minutes; just enough time for me the see it, grab a camera and coat and get somewehere reasonable to fire off a few shots. This is a stitch (MS ICE) of two shots -- A700 + KM 17-35 @ 17mm. Otherwise more or less out of the camera with a little bit of levels adjustment to increase the contrast and a slight saturation boost. FOV is about 90.

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