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This is a shot from about a year ago on a weekend away in Dunsborough. I went out onto the beach at Eagle bay to have a little wander around when suddenly this rainbow appeared. My camera was still in the car about 300 meters away so I scurried back to get it. The soft sand and rain didn’t help my running efforts at all. I managed to run, get the camera, and set up quickly for this shot just as the rainbow was disappearing. I was knackered!

Although I missed out on the rainbow in all its glory as it stretched across the whole bay, I am pleased that the run was reasonably worth while.

Eagle Bay
Dunsborough, Western Australia

© Luke Austin 2008
Not to be used or reproduced without my written permission
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TheLastOfDays Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sharp and soft, perfect quality :clap:
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
featured! [link] - hope thats ok!
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
More than ok! Thank you :)
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AniMal-e Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
I would put more contrast into it or add a vignette.
other than that great shot!
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Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
everything about that photo is amazing ;)

im trying to find some faults so i can crit it - but i cant see any - its unbelievable.

the sand is so smooth - not a ripple in it. a great platform for the rusty boat. i love the way the lines from the boat, and the rope come together right at the bottom of the rainbow. the colour of the sea is like nothing ive ever seen before.... everything looks so flat and calm - the sand, the empty boat and the sea.... then you get to that monster of a cloud.... and the rain below it - it gives the impression the storm is drifting away out into the distance leaving this paradise behind.... then we get the rainbow - amazingly vivid - and i love the line where it stops as soon as it reaches the horizon - like its been chopped with a knife!

tremendous work - should be a dd!
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KissofCrimson Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I love this, it's a great shot.
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PLrepresent Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful :aww:
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Gigaza Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
i'd say it was worth the run as well
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
I like how to rainbow forms an imaginary sail :D
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Great capture ;)
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khammond Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008   Photographer
STUNNING photo! Well done :clap:
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Furiousxr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
nice capture mate
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Torsten85 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome shot but needs more color!
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
More color? No way, not on my monitor. I find images are often too over saturated. I achieved the mood I wanted in the image by having it slightly desaturated. I appreciate the feedback though. :)
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Torsten85 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah thatz also ok bro!! np!
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Is your monitor properly calibrated?

The colors look just right to me. Bright rainbow popping out from the rainy grey waterscape. Good composition - almost like the rainbow is the edge of an imaginary sail over the boat :D
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LukeAustin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Yeah, I calibrate it regularly. Colours are fine on my computer. Thanks Rata. :)
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Guess the other screens aren't calibrated then. Or they just prefer more saturation ;]

Unfortunately my notebook screen is uncalibratible :/
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tayloma Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   Photographer
well worth effort! Really nice composition and lighting... nicely done!!
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robertvine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Wow, awesome! Well worth the effort.
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engridearty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Hey thats lovely Luke :D Very sharp btw, awesome shot :clap: :+fav:
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Rekiah Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
turned out nicely! :D
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