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|From 3 Handheld Horizontal Raw Files Blended in Photoshop. Approx. 180 Degree Field of View|
If this photo looks slightly dark, it should. This was one of the most unique weather systems I’ve ever seen in my life.
I also called this rainbow before it happened as my Go Pro was running in the dash. The video also shows the weather that was moving through the valley. Pretty wild stuff! Don’t hate me for the video quality… Funny none the less:)
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The evening started out with huge ominous clouds filling the sky, followed by pouring rain, lightening, sunshine, more rain and some hail. Just before the sun dipped below the mountains to the West the clouds split and the sky lit up just enough to cast a huge double rainbow over the entire desert. The sky surrounding the rainbow and dunes was charcoal, nearly black. The dunes were lit with yellow & magenta casting strange light over the entire landscape. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the scale of this scene is massive.
This picture comes from 3 handheld horizontal raw files blended in photoshop to create approximately 180 degree field of view. The dunes alone are 700 feet tall on the righthand side of the photo…. given that size the rainbow probably peaks out at 2000+ feet in the air or more. Cool stuff!
I spent 3 days in the Eureka dunes area. For anyone that’s ever been to these dunes you know there is nothing to do besides hike, sleep & sweat. During the day this place is easy to navigate. At night, with no Moon, I nearly had a scare. I was lost for at least an hour in the dunes.
Thankfully there is a road North West of the dunes so tracking a NW heading on the compass you’re sure to hit it! That’s the only thing that kept me from spending the night on the dunes.
This photo comes from a series of 8 new releases that I just put up on the website. Click Here to see the rest.
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