A photographer takes a picture of a sailboat at the end of a rainbow.


A photographer in England took a unique photo of a sailboat sailing through the vibrant colors where a rainbow touches the water’s surface.

Photographer Chad Powell, who is 30 years old, was near Yarmouth off the coast of the Isle of Wight, his home base, when he spotted a stunning rainbow over the water.

He swiftly grabbed his camera and successfully took a beautiful photo just as the boat was illuminated by the rainbow’s light.

“I noticed the solitary boat to the right of the rainbow, and I promptly retrieved my camera. Just as the boat sailed in perfect alignment with the rainbow,” Powell explains. “It’s an uplifting image, and I adore how the rainbow illuminates the boat’s sails.”

Powell’s photo answers the age-old question of whether there’s a pot of gold at the end of rainbows.

“There may not have been a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but it was undoubtedly a golden moment,” the photographer remarks.

Right Place, Right Time

In the last couple of weeks, two European windstorms, Eunice and Franklin, caused significant damage in the UK, resulting in destroyed homes and landmarks. After the storms passed, the weather became calmer, creating ideal conditions for the appearance of rainbows.

Upon posting the photo on social media, Powell received both compliments for capturing this rare shot and inquiries about the photo’s authenticity, with some wondering if it had been altered using Photoshop.

It’s evident that Powell has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Specializing in fine art landscape photography, he operates the Powell Gallery & Shop in Newport, Isle of Wight.

“Absolutely, the perfect place and time,” commented Jan Ward on social media. “You might have to contend with those who cry ‘Photoshop,’ but your track record proves you have a keen sense for being in the right spot.”

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