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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jun 17, 2014

Double rainbow at sunset

Rain clouds and a sunset combined to create this beautiful double rainbow over New Mexico.

Photo by Richard Hasbrouck in Truchas, New Mexico.

Photo by Richard Hasbrouck in Truchas, New Mexico. Visit Richard Hasbrouck’s website: Images from New Mexico and Beyond.

Richard Hasbrouck in Truchas, New Mexico caught this double rainbow on June 7, 2014. He wrote:

Near sunset, to the east the 13,000-ft Truchas peaks were obscured by rain clouds. However, there was a narrow band of clear sky just above the western horizon. The setting sun was still up in the storm clouds but I anticipated that when it entered the clear area there might be a brief rainbow. For a change I was ready—had the camera ready to go. Bingo, the sun made its brief appearance and produced the attached double rainbow.

Canon EOS5D Mk III, Canon 16-35 mm, f/2.8 lens with a circular polarizer. Lens at 16 mm,; ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/30 sec handheld (auto-stabilizer ON).

Processed the Camera RAW image in Lightroom and CS6 and straightened the tilted buildings (caused by the wide-angle lens) on the right and left edges.?

Thank you, Richard!

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