I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Sunday evening my wife and I attended a southern gospel concert held at a local church featuring Jeff & Sheri Easter. The uplifting music of the evening was the perfect backdrop for what was to come... A stunning Rainbow gracing the eastern sky upon our arrival home moments after sunset.
After soaking in its splendor for a few minutes it dawned on me that I must in some way try to capture the scene. If you have ever tried shooting a full rainbow I'm sure you understand the issues. Typically a normal lens is not sufficiently wide to capture the entire rainbow and if a wide angle lens is used the rainbow can be rendered too small to truly capture its beauty.
Knowing that I didn't have long to work I hurriedly set up the tripod mounting the camera with a 24mm lens to shoot vertical and composed a series of five overlapping images. These images were then combined in Photoshop CS5, cropped and adjusted into this final image.
I'm not sure if shooting pano's in the vertical format was a tip I picked up from reading Scott Kelby or if it came from Moose Peterson's book Captured. Regardless of where the tip came from it worked splendidly!