The Current Normal – Rain Blow

Previous posts have talked about my lack of diligence in seating the memory card properly in my camera, before heading off for a photo shoot. No episode was worse than that on July 19, 2020, when I learned of the perfect rainbow photo shot opportunity right in my own home city. I grabbed my camera, jumped in the car and headed to the center of town to grab the perfect rainbow shot over our historic 100 year old St. Vital Church. I snapped away from different angles, quite proud of the shots I thought I was getting. Imagine my shock when I got home to review my shots of………….nothing. Here are the only shots I got from the upstairs window, not a patch on what I thought I had.

These shots were taken July 19, 2020.

The shot below NOT taken by me, was taken August 24, 2020, but shows similar shots to what I thought I had. If I knew who took this one, I would give them credit here.

I also did not get this shot last night, because I was out in my front street shooting the shots below. Guess I should have driven downtown, but, was too mesmerized by the skies just outside my front door. Here is what I captured of the rainbow on August 24, 2020. I will have a future post on Sky on Fire.

22 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Rain Blow

  1. Rainbows are such a joy to capture but I haven’t seen one for a very very long time now. As we all know, a number of events have to happen at the same time. While there’s always plenty of moisture in the air in Ireland, there’s no sun that can reflect and refract off the water droplets in the sky. Your photos look absolutely amazing, Allan. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. And while I’m at it – Happy First day of fall. Today is the Autumn Equinox and here’s to changing colours and amazing photo opportunities 🍂🍁🍂Aiva

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    1. With your positive attitude, Aiva, you will always have a rainbow with your Irish showers. Typically, we do not see the rainbows here either, but twice this summer, the rain showers and late afternoon sun lined up. Absolutely gorgeous. Happy fall to you, as well. Hope your showers stop long enough for you to enjoy the fall colours. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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    1. It is difficult to capture something made of reflected light for sure. Cameras act strangely when trying to focus on light in a grey reflective sky. I was very luck (even though it started with bad luck) on this day. Thanks for reading and commenting Blanca. Allan

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    1. That would not have worked here. It appears I have clumsy fingers and sometimes after I charge the battery, I bump the card putting the battery back in. Diligence is the solution, but yes, I do carry spare cards and batteries as needed. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. Ugh, what a bummer to realize that none of your pictures were saved. I had that happen to me earlier this summer when my phone died and I lost a bunch of pictures before I could download them to my laptop or connect to wifi to save to the cloud. Glad you were able to capture some shots of the rainbow from your upstairs window though. These turned out really nicely.

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