Radiant Rainbows

Thursday, December 22, 2011 Adam Tilt 8 Comments

We still seem to be having an incredibly high number of rainbows this week, more than I can ever remember seeing in fact (that's probably an exaggeration but you get the picture). As I have mentioned previously most of these, including the occasional double, have been witnessed whilst stuck inside the camera barren confines of my workplace. Fortunately a real cracker popped up during my wander around the Llanelli WWT reserve on Sunday when a fast moving shower appeared almost out of nowhere. With the sun catching the tops of the trees and a menacing sky behind it turned out to be the most striking rainbow of them all.

25432 - Rainbow, Llanelli WWT

From my vantage point I was somewhat hemmed in by trees with just a small opening to look through. As a result I couldn't take any alternative landscapes so instead focused in on an area where the rainbow passed behind one of the skeletal trees. This is a shot I've tried a couple of times before, but somehow the colours always seem to lose their vibrancy when committed to film (or in this case memory card). To my relief there was no such issue this time around.

25433 - Rainbow, Llanelli WWT

Within a few minutes the storm had passed by and blue sky had been restored. As I continued to wander around the reserve I found my eye being constantly drawn to the trees whose varied colours and shapes bettered most of what passes as so called art these days. This one in particular could only have been more spectacular if the very branches themselves had been on fire.

25434 - Llanelli WWT

In other news one of the Peregrine Falcons was back at work today, circling my office block in the moments before we were completely enveloped by mist. Although I can't be certain how many of this years family members are in the area it's good to see that at least one of them is making regular return visits.


  1. these are beautiful, adam! the close-up of the bow into the tree is wonderful!

  2. WHAT a beauty---its just grand!!

  3. You got the colours on this one Adam.
    Really good, especially that close up.

  4. Yeah, I agree with Texwisgirl - the close up in the tree is lovely Adam.

    Merry Christmas

  5. The second picture is superb, it makes you feel inside the rainbow.

  6. trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!


  7. Andrew - thank you.

    TexWisGirl - yep I think that's my favourite as well.

    Sondra - glad that you like!

    Keith - cheers. Nice to finally nail a decent rainbow photo at last.

    Christian, Bob, icedgurl - thank you all.


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