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Monument Valley Rainbow



This photograph was taken during a trip to Monument Valley.

This photograph was taken during a trip to Monument Valley.
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96 Comments | Report
michaelakrempelhoward PRO
 
michaelakrempelhoward December 18, 2015
Did you use a filter for the rainbow or was this a double rainbow? This photo is awesome.
JanLiz PRO+
 
JanLiz December 23, 2015
WOW, just wow
Barebones
 
Barebones January 27, 2016
What a wonderful image. Stunning.
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 February 07, 2016
Wow what a sight! :-)
DISCOVERABRUZZO_dot_IT
 
DISCOVERABRUZZO_dot_IT February 12, 2016
thats just Amazing man
jrpritchard
 
jrpritchard February 16, 2016
just wow sir sending peace and respect
Hart_Photography
 
Hart_Photography February 17, 2016
Stunning!
gavinhasler
 
gavinhasler February 20, 2016
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gavinhasler
 
gavinhasler February 20, 2016
perfect timing awsome photo
AlgisKemezys PRO
 
AlgisKemezys February 27, 2016
Incredible.
14renren
 
14renren February 29, 2016
The skill of the man plus the long hard hours of waiting, right place right time, captured superbly :)
shutterbug12
 
shutterbug12 March 06, 2016
Beautiful rainbow, the colors are so outstanding
mcampi PRO+
 
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
 
Jasangus April 11, 2016
wow stunning image !!!
Jennifer_Steffen
 
Jennifer_Steffen April 19, 2016
Gorgeous!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 27, 2016
Spectacular! Congrats on all your Awards!
mariuys
 
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! :)
gek1701
 
gek1701 May 31, 2016
A stunning shot!!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle June 01, 2016
Outstanding capture and congrats on all your wins! What time of year was your visit?
Dparmiter
 
Dparmiter June 09, 2016
I can only imagine your rush when you captured this moment.
jimmoon_8772 PRO
 
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!
Martha
guzunda
 
guzunda September 03, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
guzunda
 
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
Onthewildsidephotography PRO+
 
Onthewildsidephotography September 13, 2016
Stunning capture! Love the detail!
andrewjudd
 
andrewjudd September 18, 2016
Been there magical place but never saw that wow
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett October 25, 2016
Congratulations on a well deserved win! Fantastic image!
Vanismile
 
Vanismile October 25, 2016
Congrats on nature contest:) Beautiful capture ;)
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kathrynsklenakdannay November 05, 2016
Congrats!
wbaines
 
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
 
Me_and_my_2_Dogs December 08, 2016
Stunning picture...Congratulations on the capture
DobermanDuo PRO
 
DobermanDuo December 25, 2016
Wow. Just wow!
michaellanoue
 
michaellanoue January 06, 2017
Spectacular photograph. Really the best photo of this iconic landscape that I've witnessed.
rushewallace PRO+
 
rushewallace January 22, 2017
Excellent!!! love the colors
llstewart PRO
 
llstewart January 26, 2017
One of the Best Monument Valley photos I've ever seen. I love it!!!!!
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion January 29, 2017
great shot
Jaypleasants
 
Jaypleasants February 04, 2017
Fantastic shot!
Isaacphotos
 
Isaacphotos February 04, 2017
Beautiful
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
bathsalt
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
Hollyl69
 
Hollyl69 February 26, 2017
Breathtakingly beautiful!!
robjury Premium
 
robjury March 11, 2017
Insane ! OMG
3349_6212
 
3349_6212 April 16, 2017
Great capture
Manon-M
 
Manon-M April 16, 2017
Spectacular
RichLonardoPhotography PRO
 
RichLonardoPhotography May 03, 2017
WOW! Thsi is amazing. Check out my double rainbow photo on my wall.
Tmac
 
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
 
podesta June 04, 2017
Fantastic
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 July 05, 2017
Wow what a wonderful image. Well seen and handled.
Ivar-Ola PRO
 
Ivar-Ola July 06, 2017
Awesome and original!
Silviacampos
 
Silviacampos July 06, 2017
Fantástic image !!
adavies PRO
 
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! :)
Hamburgensie Premium
 
Hamburgensie July 20, 2017
Incredible capture!
frednewman PRO+
 
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!
Mary18 PRO
 
Mary18 July 30, 2017
Cool shot!
Raiderswright
 
Raiderswright October 02, 2017
Goal to develop as a photographer. Thank you for the inspiration!!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography October 29, 2017
Awesome capture. / Voted
Peanutflower
 
Peanutflower November 22, 2017
This is home ??
mcrayzaikskili
 
mcrayzaikskili December 30, 2017
Wow????
UnshavenHobo
 
UnshavenHobo December 30, 2017
Just love this picture.. Superb Click!
Photobaby
 
Photobaby January 23, 2018
Absolutely beautiful.
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo February 24, 2018
Wow!
gloeber
 
gloeber February 28, 2018
Wow! Just wow!
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 16, 2018
what an amazing shot!
gbernhard
 
gbernhard April 13, 2018
Amazing! Wow!
RalphArtPhotography PRO+
 
RalphArtPhotography June 08, 2018
Surreal capture, quite a timing👏🏼
HappySnapperJr PRO
 
HappySnapperJr June 15, 2018
Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration
debbiespeed PRO+
 
debbiespeed June 30, 2018
To beautiful to even describe!
garymintz PRO
 
garymintz July 25, 2018
Beautiful
frednewman PRO+
frednewman July 25, 2018
Thank you!
bocat PRO+
 
bocat July 25, 2018
This is perfect, had no clouds last time I was there shooting with film then.
chrisklug PRO+
 
chrisklug August 17, 2018
Great Photo
karldowda
 
karldowda August 19, 2018
I take that it is an un edited photo, with that I must say that this is an amazing photo. Thanks for sharing.
Katnott PRO+
 
Katnott September 06, 2018
Awesome capture!
beckyrunnels
 
beckyrunnels September 12, 2018
Best shot ever! Has everything!
Potatoe__Jack
 
Potatoe__Jack October 01, 2018
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Potatoe__Jack
 
Potatoe__Jack October 01, 2018
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LMHVAN
 
LMHVAN October 02, 2018
Absolutely beautiful
BabZz
 
BabZz October 14, 2018
Absolutely stunning amazing woooow woooow woooow love it
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel October 23, 2018
Heavenly.
Blossom_Girl
 
Blossom_Girl October 31, 2018
Wow... Really neat composition!
eliotkay
 
eliotkay November 09, 2018
This is great
MaryMarie PRO+
 
MaryMarie November 17, 2018
Absolutely Beautiful~ Good luck in the contest of "Colors" !! I voted for your photo~
DrethePhotog PRO+
 
DrethePhotog December 13, 2018
Awesome capture and compo. Congrats!
BenjaminHornePhotography
 
BenjaminHornePhotography December 29, 2018
Simply stunning. Gotta love those double rainbows
Thesaltyselkie
 
Thesaltyselkie March 01, 2019
Where is this? Wow! Perfect timing on this.
conniemcclaran PRO
 
conniemcclaran April 16, 2019
Oh my Oh my Oh my....there just aren't words....so this is one of those "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Only there aren't words...
uditjoshi
 
uditjoshi May 30, 2019
great Shot! what are the settings?
BiggShots PRO+
 
BiggShots July 22, 2019
What an incredible shot! Excellent color and composition!
frednewman PRO+
frednewman July 23, 2019
Thank you so much - I was very fortunate to be there at the perfect time!
junemorris PRO
 
junemorris July 25, 2019
Awesome Capture
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Happy_Hippy October 22, 2019
beautiful shot
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dinahumphreys Jan 04
Beautiful capture! I love your photos so I am your new follower.
Bre13x8
 
Bre13x8 Jan 14
amazing shot
DG45max
 
DG45max Feb 24
Been there. Great shot!
MRueffer
 
MRueffer Mar 12
This is very special!
tanyakjg76
 
tanyakjg76 Mar 17
Beautiful!
BenDufeck PRO+
 
BenDufeck Mar 18
Great Capture ! Planning a trip to this spot later this coming summer. Any advice ?

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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