Somewhere Over Compo’s Rainbow

Jared Frank sends this stunning photo to “06880”:

Compo rainbow by Jared Frank

He says:

I believe it’s the most beautiful photograph I’ve ever taken in Westport.

The beach had been packed just 10 minutes before, with Sunday bathers taking in the sun. Out of the blue, lifeguards announced that everyone needed to get out of the water. Within 10 minutes raindrops fell, and cars snaked their way past the guardhouse.

The lifeguards and seagulls began cleaning up what was left.

Then — like a gift to those who’d braved the drops — the sun, and with it a spectacular rainbow, came out.

The man in white in front of me began snapping pictures.  And I realized that if I positioned him in line with the shadow of the bathhouse I might have something special.

Jared had just 1 request: that the photo credit read “Jared Frank, now living in Los Angeles, but a Westporter always.”

10 responses to “Somewhere Over Compo’s Rainbow

  1. Lovely photo, Mr. Frank. I posted it on Facebook and put your name in as the photographer. I’m already getting great responses. Nice job.

  2. The Man in White is Leon Redbone !

  3. Audrey Hertzel

    WOW!!! Awesome photo! I, too, posted it and credited, “Jared Frank, now living in Los Angeles, but a Westporter always” as the photograher! Thanks for sharing!

    • Edna R.S. Alvarez

      Hi Audrey – I lived in Westport for many years during the ’50s+ and now live in LA – West LA . And you? EDNA

  4. this rainbow was magical…..the brightest i have ever seen…..the kids ran to the end of the beach to try and find the end.

  5. Hey~ That’s my Husband Matthew Levine. Local Artist. I know that white outfit, and Hat anywhere.

  6. Actually, the man in white is me. I had just arrived to do a painting and found myself completely outdone by nature.

  7. Wow, the mystery of the man in white, thought to be an accomplished local musician, and revealed to be an accomplished local painter. That’s Westport for you.