"I only decided to take this road in the last second & it turned into the most remarkable day of all, the season’s first snow had fallen the day before & the weather was in constant flux. After capturing the fallen leaves under this tree, something made me look back over my shoulder & I could hardly believe what I was looking at ...OMG, QUICK! Fighting driving rain, I struggled to keep my lens clear long enough to capture the magic before the light dulled & this rainbow faded. Two frames were all I got, but I reckoned I'd hit the jackpot!"
1. When I first arrived, the large tree had lost it's leaves on the south western side which were then caught in the backlit grasses. Beautiful!
2. Whilst I was shooting images of these trees up the gully, I happened to glance back over my shoulder & saw the rainbow over the main tree......blimmen heck, grab it quick! Trying to clear the rain from my lens was painful!
3. Moments after sneaking just two frames, I reached for my phone to record the moment. But the rainbow had already faded & the strong winds had blown the mist through.
4. A photo of the first frame on my digital back, I just couldn't wait to get home & download it!
Equipment: 60Mp Phase One DB + Mamiya AFD 645 + 28mm lens
Exposure: 1/125 sec @ f25 ISO 400
Location: Nevis Valley, Central Otago