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Moonbows - Yosemite Falls
Lens: Sigma 17-50 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Yosemite NP Shutter Speed: Above 6s 
Posted By: uday029, 04-29-2016, 11:35 PM

"A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow), is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon (as opposed to direct sunlight) refracting off of moisture-laden clouds in the atmosphere (in this case, mist from the waterfall). Moonbows are relatively faint, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon. They are always in the opposite part of the sky from the moon. Because the light is usually too faint to excite the cone color receptors in human eyes, it is difficult for the human eye to discern colors in a moonbow. As a result, they often appear to be white. However, the colors in a moonbow do appear in long exposure photographs." - Wikipedia

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No question, i am awestruck. I cannot adequately describe how much I like this series. Thank you very much.

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This is incredible. Not only beautiful, but also educational. That's the first time I hear about moonbow.
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Moon bow in Yosemite is on my "must see" bucket list, but I didn't know it looks white to the eye.
Great shots Thank you for sharing.

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Interesting information on the moon bow and an enjoyable series of images.
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Moonbows - Yosemite Falls

Absolutely beautiful. Deserves to be seen and enjoyed by a wide audience. Thank you.
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Very nice series - thanks for sharing
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Great series and very pleasant reminder of what the K3 is capable of in the right hands, especially on the new age of pentax FF K1.

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QuoteOriginally posted by uday029 Quote
A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow)
There you go.. that's something I'd never heard of until I read this post, who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Must be quite cahllenging to photograph such events, so well done also with the imagery shown here.
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Amazing story and shots!
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Excellent shots, I wish to go someday myself.
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Thank you all. It was a fun night shooting moonbows.

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