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The "Musée de l'Eau" (Water Museum) has been recently built in the little city of Pont-en Royans (917 residents) at the southern entry of the Vercors mountain range. The Vercors region is appreciated all seasons by hikers and mountain-bikers, cross-country skiers, alpinists, paragliders, and also cavers, due to the numerous natural caves existing. It was also a very active Resistant movement region during WW2.
The little city, built at the exit point of the impressive river Bourne gorge, was naturally the right place for such a museum, entirely dedicated to all facets of water and climate, explained along an interesting "aquatic" trip. Amongst the themes, there is a tunnel where you walk into different damp climates, from tropical heat to a cold winter fog... very well recreated. At the end of the visit, over 200 mineral waters from all around the world are offered for tasting.
About the shot itself: near the entry of the museum, there is a paved surface with little holes spraying water under pressure. Kids were playing on that place, running between the holes. The sun was forming a rainbow on the droplets mist. I took place in the corner where a rainbow was the most visible, and asked a daring volunteer to run diagonally in my direction for a picture. It was fun, and he did it very nicely. As I didn't want to bother him, I just took two shots, one coming, and one leaving. This is the best one.
Due to mist creating a pale image, I just used brightness and contrast adjustments to come to a more visible image. No color adjustments, but a light filtering (NeatImage) to smoothen the contours.

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