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This was one of only two rainy days on our honeymoon in Canada. It didnt actually rain much on this day, but frustratingly whenever I got out of the car to take a photo somewhere. When we arrived here, the light on the far mountain was lovely. So I jumped out of the car, grabbed my gear and walked quickly down to the lakeside, looking for some interesting foreground. When I found this reddish coloured stone after a few moments, I quickly set the camera up on the tripod and was just about to fire the shutter, when I noticed the light on the mountain had completely gone. So I decided to wait. And it decided to rain. So I took my gear back to the car and packed it away while I sat in the car. After 5 minutes the rain stopped, so I grabbed my gear and ran back to position. And it started to rain again. So I decided to sit it out and covered my camera gear and tripod with a cover sheet. I wandered about 20 foot down the lakeside to check out another position. It then stopped raining, so I ran back to the camera....and it started to rain again. I was just about to give up when I looked up and saw the rainbow appear! All of a sudden the few remaining spots of rain became the least of my concerns as I concentrated on capturing the rainbow in the scene, along with light on the mountain in an image that became far better that what I had originally visualised some 30 minutes before.

So, it just goes to show that the light can change in a moment, often for the worse, but with a little perserverance it can sometimes, occassionally change for the better!

Filters: Polariser & .9 ND grad

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