The rainbow vanishes


I looked out of my 17th floor window at 4.49 pm, or 16:49 hrs last evening, after a pretty overcast and very wet morning and noon — though the rain had stopped, there were quite some clouds. Then I did a double take. Lo and behold, there was a rainbow! (Haven’t used ‘lo and behold’ in years! Fits here, though )

I quickly whipped out my phone from my pocket — it’s a OnePlus 3 — and quickly reached out of the window grill, clasping the phone tight for fear of losing my grip on it — and quickly clicked some pics, on auto, without any manual setting.

The first pic I clicked. See the rainbow?

Over the next two minutes, I must have shot around 10 pics.

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I clicked away, but not too many, not too fast.

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The rainbow’s still there…

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…fainter now… the rainbow outside my window…
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…now only just about visible, the rainbow… seems like it’s set to vanish…

...and the rainbow vanishes! This sequence of pics was actually shot inside of one clock minute, pics 1 to this, the 6th.

…and the rainbow vanishes! This sequence of pics was actually shot inside of one clock minute, pics 1 to this, the 6th.

And that one minute, the rainbow vanished. Very quickly, but very imperceptibly too. One moment it was there; the other it seemed to have dissolved as if someone had selected its layer in Photoshop and just smoothly dragged its opacity button all the way left to zero!

Sharing these pics with you, just on an impulse. Like I said, they were shot on auto, without any manual adjustments at all. No photoshop touch up at all. Just a WISIWYS. Just coined that. What I Shot Is What You See 🙂

For me, that vanishing rainbow was like a gift from a benign sky:

Gigantic skies

Arch over

Tiny little matchsticks

That are bolt upright, surly,

Human towers of vanity

Eyeballing defiance upwards.

The clouds smile, bemused,

And leave back

A rainbow instead.

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Hope you like the pics and that thought.

Tell me?

Thanks.


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