The 2 pictures of Dunnottar Castle with the rainbow, are completely genuine shots.

This second view, is taken moments after the first 1, and the rainbow had moved slightly nearer to the castle, making it look as though the pot of gold was inside it. Lol

I took them on January 1st 2017 around 1 o`clock in the afternoon.

I had been in Stonehaven to photograph The Annual Fireball Festival, which takes place in the street every Hogmanay at midnight, to celebrate bringing in the new year.

The next day, there was a mixture of sunshine and showers, and it was dull and overcast when I arrived at the castle car park.

Nevertheless, I decided to wander down to the castle, rather than waste the journey. As I walked down, it started to rain. Everyone who was on the clifftop decided to return to their cars, and I passed about 35-40 people on my way down. I was about to turn back myself, then I noticed a small break in the clouds beginning to brighten, heading on the wind towards roughly where I guessed the sun was. I started to hurry, hoping it would light up the castle in the sun. It was still raining though, and I was still passing people as I made my way across the small wooden bridge leading up to the clifftop, with people giving me strange looks. 

I had been there no more than 30 seconds when the sun broke through the clouds. I started shooting, then gradually the rainbow started to grow. I couldn`t believe my luck. Everyone else had gone, apart from 1 Norwegian guy, who appeared behind me. Both of us were getting soaked, but we knew we were seeing something pretty unique, so neither of us cared. I had photographed rainbows before, and I knew a circular polarising filter helped to reduce certain light rays, and enhance the colours to the way the human eye sees them. When shooting rainbows with a digital camera, although our eyes see them nice and bright, a camera hardly picks them up at all. My new friend wasn`t getting anything of the rainbow on his shots, so I told him to use a polariser if he had one. Luckily he did, and he managed to get a couple of bright pictures as the rainbow was fading. 

As we walked back up to our cars, both of us were smiling the whole way. He was so grateful I had mentioned the polariser tip, and couldn`t wait to show everyone. I`ve met so many really nice people while travelling around Scotland, and how could you not be immediate friends with someone who stood in the rain, and experienced this amazing view with you.

The first image is a 16x9 frame size ratio ( like a computer or current TV screen shape ) the second image is 3x2 frame size ratio, and can be used for most picture frames, including all "A SIZE" frames. The price shown is for a 3 feet/ 90cm gloss or satin print, protected in tissue paper and sent in a solid cardboard tube,  and includes UK delivery and VAT. 

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Dunnottar Castle Rainbow 2

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