This weekend was one of the first opportunities this year to photograph moonbows in Yosemite. While it’s always a magical experience to photograph the falls in Yosemite it’s especially amazing to photograph them with a moonbow. The reason is that you can’t see the moonbow very easily with your naked eye as your night vision limits your ability to see color as you might during the day. For most people there is a faint white halo where the rainbow exits and it’s only after you view the photo of the scene that you actually see the rainbow. The fact you can’t believe your eyes is one of the many reasons photographing moonbows is so fun. If you’re interested in photographing moonbows I’m leading a small Yosemite Moonbow photo tour in early June.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM at 35mm, ISO 3200, f/8, 30 sec