30 minutes of amazing transformation is all it took to change a drab gray stormy view of Yosemite’s Half Dome and Nevada Falls into a dynamic fiery rainbow filled scene. Literally in the 11th hour after a full day of foggy and overcast weather I witnessed a sunset like I’ve never seen anywhere in all my travels.
As if scripted, storm clouds rose above Yosemite Valley and were illuminated by a thin pipe of sunset light. Just as the intensity of the red light was about to peak the clouds exploded into downpour. This cloudburst in combination with the suns last gasp of light created the largest rainbow I’ve ever seen. Even with a Zeiss 15mm ultra-wide lens I was only able to photograph a third of it. This sunset was easily the most stunning I’ve yet to witness.