Monday, December 8, 2014

December Rainbows

This evening, as the sun was nearing the western horizon, Dennis came in to tell me there was a magnificent rainbow out front.  I grabbed my camera and managed to get these shots before the sun disappeared behind some low clouds.
An intense double rainbow.
Seemingly coming straight up out of the sea.

I have never been able to detect this many bands of color in a rainbow.
I did not enhance these images at all, except to make full use of the histogram (i.e. go from black all the way to white). No adjustments were made to color balance or saturation.

As the light faded I turned to take photos of our beach in the last of the sun.
Soft golden light and long shadows fall on the sand and sea. 
 All too soon, the brief tropical twilight doused the rainbow and cloaked the beach; the magic light was gone, replaced by the dark of night.

18 comments:

  1. Wow! that is quite a Rainbow Wilma.
    Just watched an old DVD of the 'Thorn Birds' before we chucked it with others in a Charity Shop. The beach looks a bit like the one in the film, only the other end of it.{:))

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    1. Thanks. Never saw the movie, but did read the book.

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  2. Fantastic rainbow!! and just love your beach...

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    1. Glad you like it, Tricia. We love it, too.

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    1. Thanks, Phil. I just noticed that something is screwy with the photos; they look much better before I upload them. I better check my blogger settings!

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  4. I've just seen the mess on your beach. Shocking. Your photo's are lovely.

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    1. It was a shock to see all that crap! We now have nearly 50 large (39 gallon capacity) waste bags full of plastic ready to go to the landfill. At least that much more to bag up just from what washed up here. But we will get it taken care of eventually. Except for the pile of plastic crap everything looks really good. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. We enjoy looking at your photos. It isn't hard to imagine the waves landing on the shore at night. Who would have imagined paradise could be right outside your door!

    Miss you both,

    Nick and Silke

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    1. Hi Nick and Silke - glad you enjoy the photos! The weather has been amazing for the last week or so with more of the same in the forecast. A wonderful time of year here. Cheers!

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  6. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Belize? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Belize in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)
    Spain

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

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    1. Hi Emilio - saw your nice blog and will get a letter sent your way soon. Best wishes to you as well. Cheers.

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  7. Beautiful beach and rainbows - we are getting a little snow today here.

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    1. Ah snow - a beautiful memory! Stay warm, Bill.

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  8. Hello Wilma,
    Wonderful images of that rainbow. An amazing place along the beach. So wonderful!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco. Glad you like it!

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  9. Wow, that is a serious looking rainbow!

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  10. Wilma, what's happened to your blog, no postings since Dec 8th. Is everything OK, are you resting it.

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