A few weeks ago I went up to the Jackson County airport to hunt rainbows. I found the one you see to the left (click to enlarge), which left me very satisfied after waiting around for about an hour post rain storm. I figured the angle of the sun in conjunction with the moisture/droplets in the air would be conducive for bow formation. And I was right!
The bonus for me came later, when the sun was setting. The thick moisture and clouds also made for a great sunset, with vibrant pinks and oranges, which I also photographed (see below) then painted (below original). Quite the eventful evening for the meteorologist in me, and it's always interesting to see my original juxtaposed with the painting.
J0hn Hunter Speier
Recent work, and explorations of techniques, aesthetics and poetics.