Photography as a contact sport

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Yesterday evening we were clued in by the splatter of rain on glass, and a light in the west, a kind of apricot purple: 1 west

I sortied to the front of the house in hope, and lo to the east: a glorious red sunset rainbow, with the horizoned sun creating the tallest arch I have ever seen:
2 east

The visitor and I shoulder charged, elbowed and dived for the cameras and wedged ourselves simultaneously in the front door.

I couldn’t fit it all in to one image: 3 arc

The crimson rainbow lasted three or four minutes.  The fiery sky mounted, and dropped away in ten. 4 fire

The photos are an example of British understatement.  The camera couldn’t believe what it was seeing.

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