Fun Friday: Making a Bad Situation Good!

Yesterday evening, I was busy trying to get caught up on mowing my large, rural yard. Even using a 48-inch tractor/mower, it easily takes 8 hours to complete. And since I was behind on mowing (with my recent Dallas art show, followed by a visit to Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains, the grass was extremely high) an arduous task was now even more “unfun”. And with the temperatures in the mid-80’s and very high humidity, I was trying to get as much done as possible before I lost the evening light. But my work ended a bit prematurely as a pop-up thundershower hit without warning, sending me back to the house. But on the way to the house, I looked up and saw a fabulous rainbow off to the east. I stopped the tractor, ran into the house and grabbed my landscape setup camera and stepped onto my back deck to get this shot:

Double Rainbow

So although I didn’t get as much mowed as I was hoping for, it all ended up well, with a wonderful rainbow. In fact, if you look closely, you will see a second rainbow, a bit above the clearly visible one! Nature’s funny … ya just can’t count on anything! And by the way, we ended up with very little rain … just enough to keep me from mowing again for the evening!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Tamron 17mm-35mm, f/2.8 – f/4, wide angle lens
  • Handheld at 17mm
  • ISO 250
  • Aperture f/3.5 (not a great setting for landscapes, but worked fine this time!)
  • Shutter 1/3,200 sec.



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