It’s hard to believe, but rainbows are actually full circles, just most of the time we are not high enough to see them!
Here are some photos of beautiful double-rainbows that I took on my road in April after some really heavy rain!
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This week’s Travel Theme is Circles
Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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What a great response to theme, they are great rainbows.
I love photographing them, but it’s hard to get good photos unless the sky behind is very dark, and capturing double ones on ‘film’ is even harder! I love the contrast in sky colour above and below the rainbow 🙂
I never knew that about rainbows, I thought they were arcs. Had no idea they were circles! Beautiful photos, Barbara!
Thanks 🙂 Most of the time the circle disappears into the horizon, but if we were high enough up we could see the whole thing 🙂
what a beautiful rainbow! made me smile ..:)
🙂 thank you
One day travelling home from Dublin, I saw a horizontal deep rainbow. It filled a gap in between the hills and looked almost like a wide backcloth or banner. I mentioned it to Elly on the phone and she was amazed, because she had seen the same ‘vision’ a couple of weeks earlier. I was on the motorway so unable to stop and take photos.
What a pity! Maybe it would come up if we search it….. ? Here’s one…. http://www.flickr.com/photos/herry/2655914/lightbox/
The colours were more vivid than in that link. I was beginning to doubt myself until Elly said she had seen one around the same area.
I was just trying to find a photo of a straight lined rainbow…. this one was much wider than normal ones too, but didn’t look as vivid as your one sounded. Next time stop the car! 🙂
In the middle of the motorway????? 😆 Since it was in a straight line, I wonder if it was the top or bottom of the circle? Sorry I cannot swear to the order of the colours.
yeah! For a straight line rainbow with a dark backdrop… you could sell the photo to pay for the damage to the car!
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Beautiful. In the time I spent in Hawaii, I learned that you can count on a rainbow almost every day. Something to look forward to.
Hawaii is somewhere on my ‘must visit’ list! I don’t like the term bucket list! I don’t want to go there before I die! I want to go there now! 🙂
I was hoping studying astrophysics would help me be able to get a job in Hawaii, but I’m just not good enough at programming to become an astrophysicist, even though I loved studying it! It’s all about programming & I got in too late in my life to be able to learn to program well 😦