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michaelakrempelhoward December 18, 2015
Did you use a filter for the rainbow or was this a double rainbow? This photo is awesome.
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JanLiz December 23, 2015
WOW, just wow
 
Barebones January 27, 2016
What a wonderful image. Stunning.
 
MLundberg1 February 07, 2016
Wow what a sight! :-)
 
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thats just Amazing man
 
jrpritchard February 16, 2016
just wow sir sending peace and respect
 
Hart_Photography February 17, 2016
Stunning!
 
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gavinhasler February 20, 2016
perfect timing awsome photo
 
Alkemist February 27, 2016
Incredible.
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14renren February 29, 2016
The skill of the man plus the long hard hours of waiting, right place right time, captured superbly :)
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shutterbug12 March 06, 2016
Beautiful rainbow, the colors are so outstanding
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mcampi April 08, 2016
All I can say is Wow,amazing,incredable,you nailed it..... Congrats on all the wins you deserve them ... Mark
 
Jasangus April 11, 2016
wow stunning image !!!
 
Jennifer_Steffen April 19, 2016
Gorgeous!
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carolcardillo April 27, 2016
Spectacular! Congrats on all your Awards!
 
mariuys May 04, 2016
Love the awesome double rainbow and rain in the distance! Such a contrast! Dry desert like terrain with moisture up above! :)
 
chuck54 May 09, 2016
Awesome photograph!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
gek1701 May 31, 2016
A stunning shot!!
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kathymuhle June 01, 2016
Outstanding capture and congrats on all your wins! What time of year was your visit?
 
Dparmiter June 09, 2016
I can only imagine your rush when you captured this moment.
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jimmoon_8772 June 27, 2016
I have to say this is absolutely the best photograph of Monument Valley I have has the pleasure of seeing.
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modelmeemaw September 02, 2016
Awesome, right place at the right time!
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guzunda September 03, 2016
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guzunda September 03, 2016
In my humble opinion this image would be truly absolutely fabulous if only the saturation was turned down. Please post a reworked image. Thank you
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Onthewildsidephotography September 13, 2016
Stunning capture! Love the detail!
 
andrewjudd September 18, 2016
Been there magical place but never saw that wow
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LeeBennett October 25, 2016
Congratulations on a well deserved win! Fantastic image!
 
Vanismile October 25, 2016
Congrats on nature contest:) Beautiful capture ;)
 
kathrynsklenakdannay November 05, 2016
Congrats!
 
wbaines November 11, 2016
Congratulations Fred! A truly amazing shot!
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snapshott December 05, 2016
congrats on your new canon 5d, this photo ROCKS.
 
Me_and_my_2_Dogs December 08, 2016
Stunning picture...Congratulations on the capture
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DobermanDuo December 25, 2016
Wow. Just wow!
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michaellanoue January 06, 2017
Spectacular photograph. Really the best photo of this iconic landscape that I've witnessed.
 
rushewallace January 22, 2017
Excellent!!! love the colors
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llstewart January 26, 2017
One of the Best Monument Valley photos I've ever seen. I love it!!!!!
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anthonymannion January 29, 2017
great shot
 
Jaypleasants February 04, 2017
Fantastic shot!
 
Isaacphotos February 04, 2017
Beautiful
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bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
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bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
 
Hollyl69 February 26, 2017
Breathtakingly beautiful!!
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Capture-Life March 02, 2017
How can someone look at this and NOT comment? Lol, such a WOW capture..!!! :):):)
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robjury March 11, 2017
Insane ! OMG
 
3349_6212 April 16, 2017
Great capture
 
Manon-M April 16, 2017
Spectacular
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RichLonardoPhotography May 03, 2017
WOW! Thsi is amazing. Check out my double rainbow photo on my wall.
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Tmac May 21, 2017
That's what we call Vertigo rain. It epavorates before it hits the ground and if you have some elevation it can make for some stunning points of view. Awesome photo Awesome gallery.
 
podesta June 04, 2017
Fantastic
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Paulacook144 July 05, 2017
Wow what a wonderful image. Well seen and handled.
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Ivar-Ola July 06, 2017
Awesome and original!
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Silviacampos July 06, 2017
Fantástic image !!
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adavies July 19, 2017
Congrats, Fred! Awesome image...well-deserved! I'm sure you'll have a riot with Trey this October in NZ! Kudos! :)
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Hamburgensie July 20, 2017
Incredible capture!
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frednewman July 21, 2017
Thank you everyone for all your comments. Just felt very lucky to be there at that moment in time and to be able to capture that amazing sight!
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Mary18 July 30, 2017
Cool shot!
 
Raiderswright October 02, 2017
Goal to develop as a photographer. Thank you for the inspiration!!
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Byronfairphotography October 29, 2017
Awesome capture. / Voted
 
Peanutflower November 22, 2017
This is home ??
 
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Wow????
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Just love this picture.. Superb Click!
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Absolutely beautiful.
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Wow!
 
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Wow! Just wow!
 
what an amazing shot!
 
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Amazing! Wow!
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Surreal capture, quite a timing👏🏼
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Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration
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debbiespeed Jun 30
To beautiful to even describe!
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garymintz Jul 25
Beautiful
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frednewman Jul 25
Thank you!
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bocat Jul 25
This is perfect, had no clouds last time I was there shooting with film then.
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chrisklug Aug 17
Great Photo
 
karldowda Aug 19
I take that it is an un edited photo, with that I must say that this is an amazing photo. Thanks for sharing.
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Awesome capture!
 
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Best shot ever! Has everything!
 
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Absolutely beautiful
 
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Absolutely stunning amazing woooow woooow woooow love it
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Wow... Really neat composition!
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This is great
 
MaryMarie Nov 17
Absolutely Beautiful~ Good luck in the contest of "Colors" !! I voted for your photo~

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Monument Valley Rainbow



This photograph was taken during a trip to Monument Valley.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at Monument Valley on the Arizona - Utah border. It was part of a week long trip to northern Arizona, that began in Page, Arizona and ended at the Grand Canyon.
Time
I had been to Monument Valley a few times & was planning to return at the end of the day to the location this photograph was taken. It was a crazy weather day raining on and off. When I returned to take the photograph, it was just before sunset in time to set up the tripod. This photograph was taken at 6:50 PM & is composed of five photographs stitched together.
Lighting
The lighting was amazing. All day long it was raining on and off. There were rainbows appearing randomly and then the sun would come out. When I went to take the photograph, a double rainbow appeared. It was raining in part of the photograph. I had not experienced light like this. It was a once in a life time experience.
Equipment
I am in the camera business and had just become a Leica dealer. For this trip I was able to borrow the Leica S2 medium format camera, 3 Leica lenses: 35mm Summarit-S, 75mm Summarit-S and the 120mm Summarit-S Macro. I used my Giottos Carbon Fiber, Tripod MT8260, an Acratech Panorama Head and an Acratech Leveling Base.
Inspiration
I had been to Monument valley a few times before & was planning to return to that location to take a photograph at sunset. When I saw the double rainbow, rain and sunset all at the same time I was amazed. I realized my widest lens wouldn't cover the scene and needed to set up the camera for a panorama. I set the camera to a vertical position on the tripod and was able to do a panorama of five photographs enabling me to include the entire double rainbow. The photograph was taken at the end of August and there were many tourists hanging around the rocks in the foreground. My wife asked the tourists to move so I could take the photograph and I was able to take the photograph.
Editing
Since this photograph was a panorama composed of five photographs, stitching was done in Photoshop. Also Photoshop was used to enhance the colors a bit. I have been a long time believer in the Ansel Adams line "the negative is the score and the print is the performance". I also believe this applies to digital files. After many years of darkroom printing, I applied what I learned in the darkroom. Using this knowledge, in Photoshop, allowed me to make the photograph what I saw in my mind.
In my camera bag
All my equipment fits in an f.64 Large Backpack. A Leica S2P medium format camera, four Leica lenses: 35mm Summarit-S, 70mm Summarit-S, 120mm Macro-Summarit-S and a 180mm APO-Elmar-S. A Giotttos Carbon Fiber tripod MT8260 and an Arca Swiss Cube 1 tripod head.
Feedback
Be prepared for the unexpected. For this photograph I did not have a lens wide enough to cover the scene. I had been thinking about doing a few panoramas during this trip and had a panorama head. I now have an Arca Swiss Cube 1 as my normal head due the the weight of the camera. Having a panorama head as my normal tripod head I am prepared for scenes that cover more than my widest lens. After many years of using a view camera I use a tripod for my landscape photographs so I can carefully set up and compose my photographs. Also, know your equipment.

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