Rainbow over Port Townsend

Rainbow Over Port Townsend

I was coming back to town after a walk. It had been sunny for my walk, but it started sprinkling as I was driving back to town. And the rainbow was pretty brilliant. I was fortunate that it stayed bright long enough that I could get to my favorite overlook.

This is a High Dynamic Range Merge of 6 images. I was using my Leica Q2, which has a 28mm fixed lens. You need a 21mm lens or wider to capture a rainbow in one exposure. Sometimes you just have to shoot with what you got.

Rainbows

Rainbow from Point Wilson

This was taken from Point Wilson (Port Townsend) looking east to Whidbey Island. If you click on the image to make it larger, you can see the freighter on the left side and on the right side the ferry leaving Coupeville to come to Port Townsend. That will also make it easier to see the secondary ‘bow.

The image below is from the downtown area of Port Townsend. When I saw this view, I took a photo and then headed over to Point Wilson for a open horizon to the east. I learned previously that one shouldn’t assume that you will be able to relocate and have the rainbow still be present… so take a photo when you can and make sure you have at least some image.

Rainbow and Dock

A Hopeful New Year’s to all

New Year’s Eve Rainbow
Full view of above (a few minutes earlier)

Best Wishes to all for a positive and peaceful new year.

This is New Year’s Eve day in the middle of a storm, overlooking downtown Port Townsend. Panoramic images stitched together in Lightroom Classic.

View from Point Madison

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Point Madison is in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. I had raced down to the point to try and get a photo of a rainbow behind the lighthouse. It had pretty much faded away by the time I got there (see below). But when I started back up the hill, I was struck by the clouds and the sun shining off the wet streets.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 400    1/800 sec at f/14

Point Madison Lighthouse by Allan J Jones Photography
Point Madison Lighthouse with Rainbow

Double Rainbow over PA Harbor

Double Rainbow over Port Angeles Harbor by Allan J Jones Photography
Double Rainbow over Port Angeles Harbor

I went to Port Angeles for some personal business … got there a little early and saw there was a full rainbow. I drove to the harbor, hoping it would stay … and it did. I was able to get this shot that shows the slight double above the primary. You can still see some of the raindrops on the lens. I was facing directly into the wind … and it was blowing pretty good. I removed a number of them, but this version shows some I missed. A surprise.

It was also a surprise to see the settings from the shot and realizing that I wasn’t paying attention or I would have dropped the ISO to get the f stop down to around f/8.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm
ISO 1000    1/640 sec    f/22

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