A Rainbow on the Prairie

Leaving the Calgary this afternoon, I drove through some heavy rain pouring down from some dark gray clouds rolling over Calgary.  As I reached the western edge of the city along Highway 8, I was back in the sunshine and enjoyed the drive past the fields.  Drawing closer to home, I looked back east and found a rainbow straddling the road.  The arch was a mile wide and looked brilliant against the dark clouds still dragging the storm through the city. I pulled onto one of the gravel top range roads and composed this image of the scene.

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5 responses

  1. Val

    Wow, you’ve got the separation of the rainbow’s colour bars really nicely, Chris. 🙂

    My husband and I have a sort of ‘rainbow love’ – whenever one of us sees a rainbow, we have to call the other to see it!

    May 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  2. Very nice,like the shadow you can see from the cloud.The light on the cut wheat,and the are colors are beautiful.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

  3. Beautiful, Chris!

    May 1, 2012 at 7:35 am

  4. Sid Dunnebacke

    While the occasional rainbow here in mid-Michigan is just as spectacular, the setting just isn’t the same. My photos of them invariably include garages, telephone lines, and convenience stores. Your shot here is fantastic.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:00 am

  5. sandy

    What a sight! This is stunning photo.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:12 am

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