We had dramatic clouds earlier this afternoon, and I’d previsualized photographing in such conditions at the very scenic Splitrock Reservoir. So off I drove with my Tamron zoom lens and Olympus compact camera to “see what I could see”. Unsurprisingly a light rain began midway through my short drive, not an issue for me because I try to keep camera rainsleeves in my car at all times.
The rain broke just as I parked my car for the hiking trail. Initially my view of the horizon was obscured but as I walked towards the slope of the reservoir a vivid rainbow did present itself on the opposite shore. Frustratingly, my view of the rainbow was intersected by many trees and when I made my way to my first clear vantage point the rainbow had all but disappeared. Feeling dejected that the opportunity seemed lost, I pressed on towards my favorite vantage point along the shore.
Alas, a new refractive arch of colors presented itself…
Above photo taken with my tripod mounted Olympus PEN E-PL3 m43 camera and the Tamron 14-150mm Di III zoom lens. Exposure settings: 1/125 F/11 ISO 200