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Rainbow to Wineglass Bay

Rainbow to Wineglass Bay

There are so many variables that are beyond ones control when doing landscape photograph while traveling. a good amount of pre-trip research will help minimize those variables, but weather is almost always out of the control of the photographer. However, during my visit to Frecinet National Park in Tasmania, weather worked in my favor.

I knew I wanted to photograph Wineglass Bay, and that the best place to do that was from the lookout. Without hiking off trail, which given the cliffs in the area is a bad idea, this is the best (and easiest) place to set up a tripod. As I got into position, the rain came. It didn’t look like much would come from my attempt to photograph the Bay, but after 30-45 minutes, the clouds began to part.

That’s when i was treated to a rainbow forming on the hill opposite me. I was hoping the rainbow would become visible higher in the sky, but that was not to be. Instead, I watched as the lower portions of the rainbow depend in intensity and reached down to the tree covered slope above the beach. I quickly captured several shots to create a multi-row panoramic of the scene.

The rainbow didn’t last long, but long enough for me to capture what I needed. I went back the next day hoping for a repeat performance, but, as is the case with the weather, it was completely out of my control, and the sky was cloudless.

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