Somewhere Over Compo’s Rainbow

Jared Frank sends this stunning photo to “06880”:

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.”

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