Photo of the week: A Portal

A portal near the observatory

I stopped on the way to the observatory to photograph this rainbow. I’ve ocassionally seen rainbows where the colours were repeated (today I learned that these are called supernumerary bows and you get them when the water droplets are small) but this one had each colour three times over.



Since rainbows are wide, I used the “panorama” setting on my mobile. I turned from right to left, not noticing that a van was coming from left to right. I waited for a bit, trying to avoid having the van appear in the photo at all, but it came out looking like the portal to a teleport.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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