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Photograph of the Week

Double rainbow, T or C

by David Laurance Packard | December 14, 2020
Photograph by David Laurance Packard copyright © 2020

With rain a rarity in Sierra County, an after-shower rainbow is a wonderment. The brief appearance of this even less-common double prism in the late afternoon of Dec. 10 caused many residents of Truth or Consequences to run out into the streets with cameras. 

This photographer captured the beauty of the twin multicolored arches against a subtly modulated gray sky. But his choice to include, rather than crop, the picturesque downtown T or C street over which the rainbows curve doubles the viewing pleasure.

The positioning of a mundane street sign in the foreground artfully frames the composition. But it also serves to emphasize the unexpected and luscious radiance of the sign’s back side and stanchion as they reflect the glancing sunlight.

—Commentary by Tom Hinson, editor, Photograph of the Week

Editor’s Note: Click on the photograph to view it in a light box for even greater clarity.

Professional, amateur and phone-camera photographers alike are invited to submit images to the Sierra County Sun for possible publication in the Sun’s “Photograph of the Week” feature. The deadline for consideration is every Friday at 5 p.m. For further information, click on the Help Us Report button on our home page and then check the box labeled “I want to submit a photo to Photograph of the Week.”

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