Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Sunset on the Rainbow Isle

Few things beat coming back home in the evening after spending time on Mauna Kea's summit and seeing the most intensely coloured rainbow you could wish for as the sun is setting. There was no time to frame the shots in a nice way or go somewhere else to catch the ocean and shoreline as well, just time to go out on the upper lanai and take a couple of pictures. The rain shower that produced the rainbow was fast-moving and left little time to take a picture. I could have got back into my car and taken a couple of minutes to get to the nearby cliffs, but by then the rainbow would have gone.

19 comments:

Protege said...

Wow, what else is there to say...
The most spectacular rainbow truly. I love rainbows.;)

Beep said...

So beautiful! Should give me wonderful dreams :)

Hilary said...

It looks pretty darn perfect to me.

Tabor said...

Hillary sent me. I remember well the rainbows of Hawaii and these were nice photos to spur that imagination.

Gaston Studio said...

Hilary sent me too... congrats on runnerup at POTW!

Alix said...

Congratulations on your POTW mention over at Hilary's!

Those photos are breathtaking. I saw a double rainbow once. Very early on the morning of September 11, 2001 as I was driving to work. An hour before the attacks on the World Trade towers. Very ominous and eerie a sight on that historic day.

Although your photos brought me back to that memory, they are such a lovely delight. Thank you.

Brian Miller said...

wow, so beautiful...

congrats on the POTW mentioN!

Daryl said...

Congratulations on your POTW mention over at Hilary's!

Rainbow shots elude me ... I am having serious rainbow envy!

Land of shimp said...

Oh my goodness, it looks like a live action fairy tale! Well done, and well captured.

Now I'll spend all day believing that something magical will happen, thanks to you :-)

Dianne said...

looks pretty perfect to me too!!

congrats on the POTW :)

MaggieGem said...

{sigh} Hawaii... beautiful rainbow shots!

Congrats on the POTW mention at Hilary's :-)

Maggie
This Life Thru the Lens

Tom said...

All-

I'm glad some of you mentioned Hilary's blog as I wouldn't have had a clue why I suddenly got so many comments so quickly!

Thank you all for visiting. I actually think some of my other pictures are better than these couple of quick rainbow snapshots, but if you like them that gives me a lot of pleasure, so thank you again!

And so back to work...

Tom

gaelikaa said...

what a beautiful shot. Congrats on POTW mention.

Inty swetha said...

thats a beautiful rainbow!!! and i was admiring its beauty this morning..

smiles4u said...

beautiful! Congrats on POTW mention.

ds said...

I once saw a double rainbow--took my breath away. Yours has done so even more ('twill be a good luck omen for you); thank you. And congratulations on your POTW mention!

Tom said...

All,

Thank you again for taking a little time out of your life to visit my blog! I'm a bit busy right now otherwise I'd do my best to say thanks to everyone individually, but I do appreciate your comments and thanks again to Hilary for sending all of you over here!

Incidentally, the rainbows here are amazing. It's hard not to take a good picture of one because they are always so beautiful. Must be something to do with the ocean air...

Tom

Sandi McBride said...

Perfectly lovely...so glad that Hilary sent me ambling your way.
Sandi

Tom said...

Sandi - thank you for such a kind comment!