Worth more than 1000 words


On January 31, Coronado, Calif., photographer Dan McGeorge caught this spectacular scene of a full rainbow arching over the historic Hotel del Coronado. A bit after the rainbow had faded, a couple approached him on the beach, said they’d just gotten engaged, and asked if he’d mind taking a picture of them with their phone. He obliged, of course.

Not until later did he realize his photograph had captured the couple’s proposal under the rainbow. Now he’s trying to locate that couple again. He didn’t know them but they mentioned they were not from the area. He’s asking anyone who might know them to contact him through his website or his Facebook page.

I hope he finds them.


Categories: Photography

17 replies

  1. Amazing shot. But, I couldn’t help but think…but what if they broke their engagement or something? I guess it is a pessimistic day for me…still – great shot!

  2. Let’s see…according to Xthians, when we die, that essential part of us that houses our personalities (“soul”) goes to join with God in his heaven. They also say that a rainbow is God reminding us of his promise to Noah. According to scientists, a rainbow is produced by light passing through a prism. Obviously that means that God must live in a prism.

    Therefore, logically, heaven is a prism. Well, that does explain God’s apparent split personality (as defined by all the different religions)…

  3. I just think both the original image and the one attempting to find the couple are amazing. And I think the comment exchange sparked by Daddy Bear is ‘howlarious!’ 😀

    • I assume he set up his camera just to catch a pretty sky above the hotel, and then the rainbow appeared. Did you see his Facebook page? After he took this picture he turned around and saw an equally spectacular sky behind him (sans rainbow) which he also photographed.

      Daddy Bear has an interesting take on God, yes? So a prism caused God’s split personality … hmm …

  4. We saw a double rainbow on our honeymoon, so now they are very special indeed. How sincerely thoughtful of you to post this. Thanks!


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