Glenn Rudd  

 Balanced Rock Rainbow by Glenn Rudd

May 2020 - Balanced Rock Rainbow

About the Image(s)

In May 2019 I attended a time-lapse photography workshop in Moab, Utah. Our group was hanging out in Arches National Park waiting for the night photography. A storm front moved in and God created this phenomenal double rainbow over iconic Balanced Rock. The sun provided beautiful lighting for the rocks, clouds, and rainbow.

Technical: 1/60 sec, f/2.0/ ISO 100, 20 mm

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7 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
That's something special. Really impressive rock formations and the double rainbow turns this into something more wonderful. It's pretty picky to suggest improvements but for me I'd lose the lower scrub line and turn this into a letter-box format which will bring both the rock formations and rainbow further forward.   Posted: 05/06/2020 12:05:38

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
As an old Southwesterner, I really light up with work like this. Splendid capture of the scene and double rainbow, which are so hard to avoid exclusion while mismanaging polarizers. Great work for your wall.   Posted: 05/06/2020 20:03:25

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Beautiful Scenery, excellent capture. I'm trying to decide if the horizon is level. When I look closely at the image, I can see how the primary rainbow arcs down and lights up the small rock formation right at the horizon. Pot of gold?   Posted: 05/07/2020 13:26:09

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Glenn, a very timely capture of a double rainbow over the beautiful rocks of Arches! My rainbow in Moab ended at the motel where I was staying - not as dramatic as yours! I could not decide about the horizon line so I did some adjustments to it. Also, I used the detail extractor in NIK to pull a little more from those clouds thus giving a little more punch to the rocks and rainbow. I tried to bring out a little more color in the rainbows with the saturation slider brushed in - should have done a better job but you get the idea.   Posted: 05/07/2020 14:01:33
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Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67 & 89)
Now this is powerful.. I find that few photographers really make use of light and in this case you got it all perfect. Not only do you have dramatic light on the formations, but you added a pair of rainbows.

You have framed this right?????   Posted: 05/07/2020 17:22:35

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
I have to say that as much as I enjoy post-processing challenges, I find that, for me, Joe's enhancements detract a bit from the natural softness of nature. Shows what you can do and perhaps what you should not. Grain hitch-hiked in with the punch.   Posted: 05/08/2020 09:04:48

John Hackett   John Hackett
Great location and not only is the the light really on your side, you get the double rainbow. I like Joe think that the foreground needs a little attention as it forms a large part of the picture, personally I would crop off even more. I like the rainbow ending on the distant rock formation.   Posted: 05/14/2020 07:55:34