April 05, 2004
Jumped off the bus near home this evening on the way back from work - and got caught in a spontaneous fierce downpouring of rain. One minute the sun was shining brightly - too brightly in fact - and the next minute the rain was torrential. I sprinted for cover beneath the canopy of a newsagent shop near the bus stop as I pulled out my mini-ubrella. Fat lot of good that was - because the severe gusts of wind that accompanied this particular April shower inverted my umbrella after just 5 seconds.
As I was struggling to correct the state of my poor umbrella - I caught sight of one of the most amazing rainbows that I have ever seen. Out came the camera - but the picture never does justice to what the eyes see for real. This is the best I got:
One arc of a double rainbow this evening at Kingsbury Circle - London NW9
(To try to reproduce the most realistic effect of the vividness of the dramatic colours of the rainbow - lean back as far as you can in your chair - and squint/blur your eyes a little as you view the picture.)
Posted by jag at April 05, 2004 08:17 PM
Yes - and I was convinced that a pot of gold was only a couple of blocks away …
The Concorde : It is actually going to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune near Edinburgh. It is being transported by the barge along Thames (to I dont know where), on 12th.
Even though we know that the rainbow is a common occurence, and the seven colors can be easily recreated using a prism, it is still an awe inspiring head-turning sight for anyone, how many ever times it occurs, however long it occurs.
What do you mean the picture doesnt do justice to what you saw? The picture is simply amazing.Havent seen anything like this before! :)
that is an amazing picture - beautiful!
Hi, great pic.My first visit to your blog.Really liked it.will be back.
Sidharth: thanks for the compliment. Trust me - the picture might be good - but the real thing was 100 times more amazing!
Neha: Thanks to you too. Glad you like it!
Awesome! I have never seen a rainbow like this before..
Chakra: believe me: it truly is a sight to behold.