eldon lyon park

Full Double Rainbow

Jim Felder Photography & Design: For Purchase &emdash; Double Rainbow - Bethany Oklahoma

I was headed east on NW 36th Street in Bethany, Oklahoma. I was passing by the Eldon Lyon Park. My son and I were in awe of this incredible sight. My son said, if you want to stop and get some photos feel free. I was taking him to a local concert in The Paseo district. I had forgotten my iPhone at the house but I just happened to have my gear in the car from photographing homes. I had my favorite wide-angle lens on, Nikon 14-24mm, so I pull into the park and just stopped jumped out with the camera. It was sprinkling a bit but that didn't stop me. Went to shoot, no card in the camera. I run back to the car and put in a card. Wiped off the lens and started shooting. I shot 20 images.

I thought I should bracket in hopes to maybe to HDR. I had it in Auto-Bracket mode already from photographing homes. So I posted my first "Edit" on Facebook in a hurry so I didn't really spend much time on it because I was so excited to share it. The next day I decided to visit the image again. The first image was just from the RAW file. This second edit was actually from 3 exposures using Lightroom 6's new HDR feature. 

Above is the final image. The image really does not capture the gigantic aspect of this Rainbow. It was very high up in the sky and looked to be very close. My wide-angle lens captured all of it but forced it all into one small frame. I have posted it to my gallery on Zenfolio to share and also offer it up for purchase. I had some great feedback on Facebook so I thought some might want to purchase a print.

So, next time you see an incredible or even great looking scene or event, don't be like me most of the time and say, man I need to get a photo of that, and then keep driving. Was so glad I stopped. No it's not a masterpiece of art but I captured it.