© Aggie Villanueva


Uploaded: June 19, 2008


Rainbow blazing its trail across the Southwest's high plains, topping off the golden hour's after-storm sunset.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 1.33, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 53.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Jane E. Kirn June 26, 2008

GREAT golden hour Aggie! Appreciate your rainbow, vivid colors, and the open space. #949598

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 26, 2008

How wonderfully that homestead is placed, Aggie, at the rainbow's end. How much traveling did you have to do to get this perspective? Colors are exquisite, love the light. #6111506

Robert S. Grauer June 28, 2008

WOW! #6116904

Dawn M. Schneider June 30, 2008

wow is right and AMAZING!! #6124983

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 06, 2008

Congrats on the well-deserved EP here, Aggie. #6145347

Vicki L. Filippin July 10, 2008

UH--mazing rainbow capture, Aggie!! Fabulous composition, too.
**applause** #6163227

Chuck S. Frizzell July 14, 2008

What a great shot Aggie, I've never seen a rainbow that big and bright. Just wonderful! To answer your question about uploading photos more that 500 pixels, I wasn't aware of that rule.

Below are instruction on the upload page:

Upload New Photos
You have chosen to upload 1 photo . We recommend that you upload photos in the JPEG format, no smaller than 1600 pixels on the long dimension.

I assumed it down-converted your photo after uploading. Maybe I'm missing something. It wouldn't be the first time. #6180579

Aggie Villanueva July 14, 2008

1600 pixels! OMG. That's a huge picture. I went to the instructions on the help pages under uploading photos and it says 500 pixels. But now I'm going to try it larger next time and see what happens. It was to great to be able to see the details of your blue flower photo being larger than usual. Thankx for the input! #6180590

Chuck S. Frizzell July 15, 2008

Aggie, I hate to give misinformation. so after discussing file size with you, and leaving my last comment, I decided to experiment a bit. I discovered that it's not always beneficial to upload your image at its original resolution and settings. Below are (2)examples of the same image. One, downloaded at its original settings, and the other converted to the settings described. As you can see there is a clear difference, and although the second image is at a much lower resolution, it is a far better representation of the original. When I upload a pictures I want the viewer to see all that I see, every little nuance, a bad upload can take away from that. So no more bad uploads for me. I hope this helps.
Thanks for bringing up the topic, it's helped my photos. #6183706

Chuck S. Frizzell July 15, 2008

My session timed out, I hate when that happens. Here are the examples #6183717

Aggie Villanueva July 15, 2008

Yes, you must always use 72 dpi for screen viewing.

But today I uploaded an image that was 1000 pixels on the longest side (72 dpi of course) and it definitely views bigger on screen. So next I will try uploading it smaller (like 800 pixels) and see if it still views larger. #6184051

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