A rainbow over Campbeltown, Scotland – 2023

Rainbow Rising

The recent images of a rainbow over the harbour the Campbeltown got me thinking about previous rainbow images I’ve taken over the years. There’s something about the colours shining through, sometimes along with a bit of rain, that has the ability to lift the spirits and acknowledge the wonder of nature.

The Campbeltown rainbow came about during a walk along the harbour front. The weather was starting to turn to rain but the blue sky and sunlight fought a good fight right to the end. Within seconds of taking the photograph the colours had started to fade and then suddenly the rainbow was gone. I did have to run a short distance to get to the right position for framing the image. Had i walked i would have missed it. The Edniburgh rainbows taken on a visit to Calton Hill stuck around for a couple of minutes before fading away. Plenty of time to get those photographs taken.

The Cornwall images were rainbows that just appeared in front of me, sat at a cafe table in Falmouth or walking by an old stone seat at the impressive Minack Theatre on the Cornish coast.

Somewhere over the Rainbow

You don’t always win with photography. Often you can see an image but actually being able to capture it with the camera can be foiled by other events. As i was passing Kennacraig in Argylle and Bute, a rainbow was shining down on the CalMac ferry MV Finlaggan. It wasn’t a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but a Scottish ferry instead! It would have made a brilliant image but the lack of a place to stop the car and take the photograph stopped the picture taking opportunity dead . I learned long ago not to mourn for missed images. If the picture is made then success, if the photo is missed then it just wasn’t meant to be.

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