These photographs were taken from May 2002 until the present.  My early digital cameras had 4, 6, and 8 megapixels so the resolutions were low by today’s standards.  The later photographs were taken with 16 and 36 megapixel digital single lens reflex cameras.  Catching Rainbows is a challenge because they are only available to shoot for a minute at best. 

ROY G BIV is an acronym for a Rainbow’s color spectrum…Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

Here is a visual exercise that illustrates the difference between seeing and looking. You can try it the next time you see a double rainbow.  

At first glance, the rainbows may appear to be similar, with the second, outer rainbow being a bit dimmer than the main rainbow. But if you look closely, you’ll see that the colors in the second rainbow are inverted, with blue on the outside and red on the inside. A Google search on double rainbows illustrates this point.

As an aside, in some Eastern cultures, a double rainbow was considered a sign of good fortune. The first rainbow represents the material world and the second rainbow represents the spiritual world.

Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom by Rick Sammon

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Rainbows 2023

Rainbows 2022

Rainbows 2021

Rainbows 2020

Rainbows 2019

Rainbows 2018

Rainbows 2017

Rainbows 2016

Rainbows 2015