SW5728 : Rainbow viewed from the Beachcomber Cafe, Praa Sands

taken 10 years ago, near to Praa Sands, Cornwall, Great Britain

Rainbow viewed from the Beachcomber Cafe, Praa Sands
Rainbow viewed from the Beachcomber Cafe, Praa Sands
As a rain shower faded and the sunlight emerged through a gap in the clouds this very vivid rainbow appeared across the bay. This view is from the terrace of the Beachcomber Cafe. In physics parlance the rainbow is a virtual image, existing only in the sense that your optical system perceives a coloured arc "out there" (or in this case my camera's optical system). There was a good reflected bow off the sea, and the secondary bow (with the spectrum reversed) is visible to the right. We had just ordered some food as we sheltered from the rain, but as the rainbow appeared everyone (staff included) headed out of the cafe to watch and photograph this picturesque scene.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 August, 2007
Category
Weather > Rainbow   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 5772 2802 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:6.1645N 5:23.3671W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 5762 2812
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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