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Moonbow (lunar rainbow), Yosemite Fall

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 2 June 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

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In my latest blog, I discuss the advanced processing options available to all of us that in-turn allow for better previsualize the scene in front of us. I captured this extremely contrasty scene at Mono Lake last week as the sun nipped the tip of the eastern Sierra crest. To learn more about how I "previsualized" this scene and how I processed this image, please read my latest blog: [url=UPCOMING 2013 WORKSHOPS:

4th Annual Kauai Workshop - Garden Isle and Tropical Paradise - June 21-25, 2013 (HURRY - only 1 spot left)
1st Annual Grand Canyon Monsoon and Lightning Workshop - August 19-23, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
2nd Annual Fall Color in Grand Teton National Park - September 28 - October 2, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
2nd Annual Fall Color in Grand Teton National Park - October 2 - October 6, 2013 - (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
5th Annual Arches/Canyonlands National Parks - Full Moon Over Red Rock, Arches and Canyons - October 15-19, 2013 (3 spots left)
3rd Annual Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks - Hoodoos and Fall Color - November 4-8, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)

UPCOMING 2014 WORKSHOPS:

Winter In Big Sur And The Monterey Peninsula - 5th Annual Magic Light, Moonlight, and Pfeiffer Beach Arch Photo Workshop - January 15-18, 2014
6th Annual Northern Arizona Photo Workshop - Grand Canyon, Page (Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend) and Sedona - March 14-18, 2014 (8 spots left)
7th Annual Spring in Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula - April 14-17, 2014

New article on my website: A Crazy Roadtrip Through Northern California and Oregon

Order affordable fine art images and cards: Don Smith Fine Art Prints and Cards

Our friends at Think Tank Photo continue to lead the industry with innovative products for transporting your photo gear. Check out their latest lineup and remember when you order, you'll receive a free gift when you use my code: WS-645

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In Part 2 my latest blog, I explain how I planned and executed capturing this moonbow (a lunar rainbow) at the base of lower Yosemite Fall last week. I have been capturing moonbows for a number of years now and decided to try a horizontal frame instead of my usual vertical. Because I was using a wide angle lens and angling the camera up, I got parallax distortion with the pines on each side of the frame. I tried correcting it in Photoshop, but in the end, decided to leave it alone as I felt the leaning of the trees directed the eye to the fall and moonbow - just a creative decision on my end. To learn more, please read my latest blog: Previsualization in the Digital Age - Part 2

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 5/2 seconds F/2.8 ISO 1600 28 mm

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