Rainbow, a very colourful and beautiful natural phenomena. I had always try to photograph rainbow whenever I can with my camera if I brought my camera out. Recently, I was covering DBS Marina Regatta 2015 on 7th June 2015, waiting at one of my favourite spots in the heart of Marina Bay Singapore, The Promontory @ Marina Bay. The weather was bad in the morning and slowly changed to good weather in the afternoon, clear blue sky and gorgeous white cloud formations behind the Marina Bay Financial Centre and Marina Bay Sands area. My eyes lit up when I saw something colourful across the horizon, I spotted a rainbow and I quickly picked up my Canon EOS 70D with my wide angle lens EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM to capture the beautiful rainbow!

Once I captured the beautiful rainbow, I changed to my sports photography gear setup, my trustworthy Canon EOS 1D Mark III with EF 300mm f/2.8 USM L lens. I was getting ready to shoot one of the main races of DBS Marina Regatta 2015, the 500m DBS Corporate Mixed Final, the Grand Finale Race for DBS Marina Regatta 2015! The DBS Asia Dragons mixed team was competing and I was on the lookout for them to photograph them in high speed paddling action on Marina Bay! The DBS Asia Dragons mixed team were very dedicated and the whole team was in synchronisation with their paddling strokes and movements. I can see their passion, sheer determination and thirst for success from the photographs that I shot!

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When the DBS Asia Dragons mixed team crossed the finishing line, the beautiful rainbow was there to welcome the winners of the 500m Corporate Mixed Final. This was a most fitting finale to a great ending for the DBS Asia Dragons paddlers, their stories, trainings and journey in reaching this pinnacle! As they finished and completed a great race, with a beautiful rainbow welcoming the winners home!

I looked up on the symbolism of Rainbow and found it here

“The end of the Rainbow signifies a pot of Gold and the magic that surrounds your dreams coming true”

Source: Universe of Symbolism

Rainbow always amaze and mesmerise me, I am also taking this beautiful rainbow to dedicate this rainbow to Someone with the words below –

“I want to dedicate this rainbow to you. Keep fighting and be strong, something beautiful awaits u at the end of it”

It’s a blessing to spot and capture such a beautiful rainbow, not just with my camera gears, also with my eyes, heart and soul. Time to Pass-It-On and Pay-It-Forward!