Photo of the Day Contest
Desert Rainbow by James Fougere
Saturday, 20th November 2010

Desert Rainbow

by James Fougere

While visiting the Painted Hills in Oregon, I was lucky that an afternoon storm moved through the region. The challenge with this image was trying to keep the rain drops off my lens!! I was glad to finally get a complete rainbow in a such a "fitting" place.
Equipment: Sony A55, 10mm Sigma
James Fougere
James Fougere is a nature and landscape amateur photographer based in Whistler, British Columbia. James' photography focuses on grand landscapes and highlights his appreciation of the natural world. James' life-long passion for the wilderness has taken him across North America.

Desert Rainbow by James Fougere was photo of the day on Saturday, 20th November 2010. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


20th November 2010 at 1:48 am

Stunning contrast and fantastic colors. Oregon offers a lot of photo ops and you have captured a great one. Thanks for sharing.


20th November 2010 at 8:25 am

It’s our world and it’s another world at the same time. Fantastic!

20th November 2010 at 10:08 am

What a great image. the light is balanced everywhere. Very nice warm shading.


20th November 2010 at 11:41 am

WoW….. phenomenal photo


20th November 2010 at 1:08 pm

Lovely! I like the grass in the foreground and the gold in the middle. Good name for those hills.

20th November 2010 at 1:19 pm

It looks as if you were at the right place at the right time, despite the rain. Beautiful image.

Anna Capaldi

20th November 2010 at 1:50 pm

An image like this could win us Best Planet of the Year. Seriously, I look at photography all the time and haven’t had an image ever move me like this one. Also, there are many ways to ruin a shot like this and you successfully avoided all of them! Really excellent work!

20th November 2010 at 2:39 pm

This is just lovely; what great lighting.

Richard Dart

20th November 2010 at 2:43 pm

What amazing complementarity of colour: Blue-purple with the contrasting yellow-gold. And then there is the complementarity of night and day and of linear and undulating and of abstract and representational. Helene has it exactly right: it’s other-worldly but of our world. Phenomenally beautiful!! Thanks.

20th November 2010 at 6:01 pm


Marie Dunphy Harding

20th November 2010 at 6:37 pm

Many thanks for your talent and patience to bring us this fabulous shot.


21st November 2010 at 12:07 am

Surreal!! I love the shot.

21st November 2010 at 4:37 am

Fantastic and memorable image! Congratulations!

22nd November 2010 at 4:40 pm

God’s Promise!
Stellar capture! You’ve most definitely been blessed.

22nd November 2010 at 11:26 pm

By chance, were you happening to stand next to Marc Adamus? He has a similar shot. You guys sure were lucky.

23rd November 2010 at 4:19 am

Fantastic shot! The colors, the contrast, the rainbow are just perfect. Congratulations.

23rd November 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hi Ron, you are right, I was standing next to Marc Adamus! Marc commented on how lucky we were to get this opportunity! Marc has been to the Painted Hills many times, and this composition would be the best he has seen. I am sure Marc’s version of this shot is spectacular!! I would highly recommend anyone who is visiting the Pacific North West to spend some time with Marc Adamus in the field! He is an outstanding landscape photographer!

20th November 2011 at 5:27 am

Beautiful -almost looks as though the scene has been light painted.

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