This inshore schooner (foremast shorter than mainmast) is awaiting repair of sail and running rig. Its long bowsprit, thin masts and delicate standing-rig make for an intriguing picture study, but it is not an offshore, seagoing sailing vessel.
Catching a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow is a photographer’s favorite feat, because it makes for a challenge, and takes some luck. The sun needs to keep shining, and lining up a subject with the rainbow is a constraint you have little control over. Some will think this is a photo-composition, a montage, but it is not. The cloud bank approached the sun, the rain came closer, the picture materialized.
All Photos on Outbound are original work, copyrighted © 2012-2015 by Whitt Birnie. Technical notes: Digital bridge camera, 6-meg images, 30mm to 300mm zoom lens. Screens test correct for most browsers, tabs and pads. Tags here: color photography, rainbows, spectrum, water, sailboats, lagoon, rain. Then moon, full moon, horizon at dawn, early dawn, daybreak. Schooner: two-masted vessel.
Sunlight streams thru the rain-bearing clouds, turning the sky gold just before sunset.
Passage from night to daylight, a pink dawn breaks the spell of fading moonbeams.