On Wednesday, May 12th, I heard rain falling within an hour of sunset and quickly grabbed my gear, hopped in the car and drove. As I headed down Humphrey then Smith and onto Atlantic, I kept looking every which way but couldn’t spot any rainbows. I decided to turn down Commercial Street to the float near Hammond Park and only when I crested the small hill did I spot the brilliant light. I had lucked out with the rainbow appearing near the end of the causeway where it met the Neck. I jumped out and threw on a circular polarizer which can really help pull the colors out of the rainbow and make them pop.
For being the first rainbow of the season with a great cloud above, still water to reflect and nice light on the houses along the Neck, this is my 5th favorite image of 2021.