Sunday, September 24, 2006

A rainbow over my neighborhood

Sometimes you have to go with things the way they are. This double rainbow showed up as my wife and I headed out for some shopping after a storm passed by last weekend. I grabbed my camera, but living in a suburban Chicago subdivision as we do, the view is limited to whatever space is open above the surrounding houses and trees. So, trying to artfully arrange my maple tree and the neighbor’s house while balancing the arc of the rainbow, I quickly snapped this photo.

By the time we could get to the open area west of town, the rainbow was gone. The lesson here? I’m not sure. A rainbow in the hand is worth two under more ideal but distant viewing conditions? Don’t count your rainbows until you get at least one crummy shot? Any other suggestions?

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


tetsu said...

Great capture!!

alicia said...

ah, double rainbows... quite a rare sighting.

hmm. perhaps what can be seen here is that lovely things don't last for very long? haha.

Miss Trashahassee said...

Beautiful and rare!

My boys and I were driving along the highway one day, and as we passed a small grocery store named "Rainbow Foods" we noticed a glorious rainbow in the sky in the background. What a perfect photograph that would have been, if only I'd had my camera! (I've since learned my lesson and take it just about everywhere!)

lisa-marie said...

Wow! Just ... wow!