The day before yesterday I posted a rainbow photo that I made in Naves, France in 1999 and mentioned that another that I’d made at the time wasn’t clear enough to add to the post. Well, as those who know me well will attest, I pride myself on remembering where I put things and being able to find them again. I can usually locate any given digital image that I’ve made in less than half a minute. I’ve also taken considerable care to store my archives of monochrome and color negatives and my slides in a system that I know well and can use quite efficiently, though it often takes somewhat longer to locate an original than it does for a digital image. It took me about a quarter of an hour to find what I was looking for (it usually doesn’t take me that long, though!), and I fired up my old Konika/ Minolta Dual IV scanner (which won’t work with Windows 7, so I have to use my old Dell laptop, which still works!) and re-scanned both slides at a much higher resolution than I’d used for the scan I used for my previous post. I actually prefer the lower-res version of the single rainbow that I posted, but the new scan of the double one is now of presentable quality, so here it is, to provide—with a nod to Paul Harvey—the rest of the story.
I made this photo a minute or so before the other; as soon as I’d shot it, I scampered along an old footpath on the hill, came over the crest, and was rewarded with the view across the valley. The film was indeed Fuji Provia (ISO 400). Just click on the photo for more detail.