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Double rainbow over the river Dee estuary on the North Wales coast #1

Double rainbow over the river Dee estuary on the North Wales coast

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In the middle of Autumn 2020 the weather over North Wales was wild to say the least, with storms, gales and rain alternating with brief periods of bright sunshine.

Not great picnic weather, but superb for outdoor photography!

Which is why my wife Liz and I were sitting in our car at Greenfield Dock on the banks of the river Dee estuary on the North Wales coast, being rocked by gale force gusts and battered with hailstones, waiting for a storm cell to pass by overhead.

I was hoping for a blast of sunlight just as the storm passed us by and moved out over the waters of the estuary, as I reckoned there would be a good chance of a rainbow as the sunlight shone thought the falling rain.

So as soon as the rain stopped hitting our car I was up and out to the viewpoint overlooking the estuary, setting up my camera with my widest wide angle lens to catch as much of a potential rainbow as possible.

And boy - was I in for a treat as a vivid arch burst into being over the windswept waters below, even breaking out into a double rainbow for a few minutes.

So I got busy taking the hundreds of still images needed to create my Greenfield Rainbow Timelapse #1 video.

And this still image is one of those taken for the time lapse, showing the rainbow at its most vivid.

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Filename - rainbow dee estuary 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Greenfield, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is one of hundreds captured to create my Greenfield Rainbow Timelapse #1 video.