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General: 3:46 PM on 1/13/06 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/250sec | f/11.0 | 17mm (27mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

This odd combination of lighting (sunny foreground, shaded and stormy background) as well as the rainbow made for interesting contrast.

I found that rainbows are affected by polarizers: turning the polarizer one way eliminates the rainbow while turning it the other way enhances it.

I'm sick of titles.


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UPDATE: Comments have not been working for the past several days. I have fixed the problem.

categories: hawaii landscape nature

Thoughts of: Charlie
March 2nd, 2006 at 1:53 PM

THIS is one stunning photograph.

Thoughts of: Liz
March 2nd, 2006 at 1:55 PM

Ah, one of my favorites! Love the colors. Could you make this a wallpaper? :)

Pesky titles... but it's the posts that I'm having trouble with. Heh.

Glad you got the comments working again! :)

Thoughts of: philip
March 2nd, 2006 at 3:31 PM

Wow! fantabulous colous in the sea, sand, and sky.... :O brilliant! :D

Thoughts of: Dennis Rogers
March 2nd, 2006 at 6:30 PM

Exceptional Ryan! Definitely one of my favorites I've ever seen on your site. It has so much to offer the eye in terms of light, color, contrast, variety, and lines. Very nicely done.

Thoughts of: Michael
March 2nd, 2006 at 6:31 PM

Nice picture. I want to go to the beach now! Maybe on Saturday.

I agree with Liz. This should be a wallpaper.

Thoughts of: Ryan
March 2nd, 2006 at 9:19 PM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

I actually made the wallpaper last night, but decided not to put it up due to its grainy nature at high resolutions.

Anyway, there ya go!

Thoughts of: zac
March 2nd, 2006 at 10:21 PM

was it raining skittles or what?! nice shot ryan... a real head-turner.

Thoughts of: Carter Rose
March 3rd, 2006 at 12:41 AM

wow beautiful ryan. Makes me want to get outa texas thats for sure. Everything is perfect. Such wonderful color.

Thoughts of: Jessyel Ty Gonzalez
March 3rd, 2006 at 4:35 AM

Hooray! Rainbows always make the world a better place.

Thoughts of: Daniel Seguin
March 3rd, 2006 at 8:10 AM

Wa-ow! Beautiful... What I would do to be at the end of that rainbow right now (as I sit where it's -30 windchill outside today). Great shot!

Thoughts of: Julio
March 3rd, 2006 at 6:36 PM

Just magic

Thoughts of: david
March 4th, 2006 at 12:01 AM

Hi, just came across your site - this photo is absolutly amazing! Your collection of images are top stuff & I will be bookmarking you so I can visit again! cheers

Thoughts of: Chet
March 4th, 2006 at 9:27 AM

Beautiful. I think it helps capture Hawaii, or what I've heard of it. Lots of rain and lots of sun at the same time. This reminds me of several songs....

Thoughts of: Balazs
March 6th, 2006 at 4:26 AM

wow, amazing colors, great shot!!

Thoughts of: David H-W
March 6th, 2006 at 7:16 AM

Very strong shot Ryan - love the teal colour on the wave and the sky/surf contrast. Really good work - well done!

Thoughts of: yungyaw
March 7th, 2006 at 9:23 AM

WOooW! Super beautiful. Ah... now I know a polarizer can help enhance rainbow too.

Thoughts of: Abe
March 10th, 2006 at 10:22 PM

Yah - titles are hard to come up with. We need a program that sees our fotos and comes up with its own title! Great foto - such excellent color range and composition.

Thoughts of: Eric
March 14th, 2006 at 12:40 AM

Simply stunning photo.

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Thoughts of: Todd Baker
March 21st, 2006 at 6:19 AM

Where in HI is this taken...If it is on Oahu, I'd guess windward side by Waimanalo or Bellows....beautiful shot!

Thoughts of: Gaja
March 21st, 2006 at 10:14 PM

wow!!! amazing color and mood!

Thoughts of: Andy
March 22nd, 2006 at 7:59 PM

Wowwwwww! Talk about right place at the right time. This is just incredible. There are so many elements of this photo that would be great by themselves, but combined..... unbelievable.

Thoughts of: Jeff Ambrose
March 22nd, 2006 at 8:27 PM

Don't know how I missed this one Ryan, its a gem.

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