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Moonbow and Big Dipper, Yosemite Fall, Yosemite

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 13 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Have you ever seen a moonbow? It's really not so hard when you know when and where to look. To the human eye a moonbow appears as a shimmering silver arc, but the camera's ability to accumulate light brings out the entire colorful spectrum. I write a bit more about this capture on my WordPress site.

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Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wonderful image!

13 Apr 2011 7:11am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great great shot. Wonderful ! I love !

13 Apr 2011 9:30am

@Marie LC: Thanks, Marie. I wanted to comment on your beautiful blog image for today, but am not quite sure my comment was accepted.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

So beautiful Gary and I agree...the water comes from the big dipper! The stars are as sharp as pin sticks!! Even after reading your FB post, It is hard to believe you were not alone here..You really composed this so beautifully. And it's all from the camera and the guy who was behind it...I'll bet there was not any (or not much)snazzy work needed by you in processing....(I still can't get past my opinion that HDR is great if used tastefully and/or for artistic license...but if used to try and "salvage" a shot, or make better than what we see with the eye, just for the sake of going over the top....forget it...everything looks fried when folks do that) That's my take anyway. Beautiful job, Gary!

13 Apr 2011 2:29pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! this is spectacular! i enjoyed your write-up on wordpress and can just sit here is amazement at what you have captured!

14 Apr 2011 2:47am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, with stars....fantastic image!

14 Apr 2011 9:41am

Elora from Genoa, Italy

wowzers Gary this is fabulous!!! I have a feeling that either you or Don posted another moonbow shot in the past - I remember that one being amazing too!

14 Apr 2011 4:50pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

amazing Gary - what a shot

14 Apr 2011 4:55pm

KriKridesign from Léman, Switzerland

WOOOOOOOOOOOW...You win the game, Gary!!!

14 Apr 2011 7:33pm

Michelle from Elverson, United States

Wow, truly amazing!

15 Apr 2011 12:05pm

Mindi from Winfield, United States

Incredible!!! Fantastic!! This should be spotlight!!!

3 May 2011 5:46pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

unbelievable!

5 May 2011 6:52am