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Taken 17-Jul-12
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Keywords:Colorado, Colorado Springs, Lightning, Meuller State Park, Pike's Peak, Rainbow, bolt, mountains, one in a million, storm
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Dimensions2682 x 1675
Original file size2.59 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Accidental Rainbow & Lightning (1 in a 1.0E6)

Accidental Rainbow & Lightning (1 in a 1.0E6)

This photo was an extrordinary accident. Prior to this shot, I was sheltered under a rock outcrop doing the lightning position for 10 minutes as an energetic storm engulfed me while out hiking. As the storm cleared, a faint rainbow emerged and Pike's Peak became visible in the distance. I framed the shot, focused, and let the shutter fly. As soon as the shutter opened, I saw an intense flash out of my non-viewfinder eye and got a little excited. Reviewing the image revealed the lightining had been recorded, did not blow out the entire photo, and was adequatly framed within the rainbow. I can't immagine getting much luckier than that.

Taken at Meuller State Park near Colorado Springs, CO. ISO:1250 f/5.6, 1/30 s