a teatray in the sky

yellowstone one-a-days: day 2

Posted in 5D Mark II, National Parks, Photography, Technique and Development, Yellowstone National Park by firthefirst on September 15, 2010

in our three days at yellowstone we must have seen over a half-dozen rainbows.  everywhere you look is stunning slanting sunlight refracting off of sheer mist, from geysers to waterfalls to rainstorms.  cameras don’t seem to have the same fascination with rainbows as the human eye does; what seems like a stunning giveaway view in real life can come out indistinct and lifeless once it hits the sensor.

I’m not sure why this is and I’m trying to figure out if a circular polarizer is the solution to bringing out the punch.  or maybe some really diligent dodge/burning?  that being said, I’m happy with catching this rainbow just straddling the transition from storm to sky (it’s there even in the blue portions, you just have to look a little harder).

[exif: 5D Mark II,  Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L,  ISO 100,  f/11,  1/200]


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  1. rachel said, on September 16, 2010 at 10:16 am

    it’s so intense!!! omg, it’s starting to look like a triple rainbow!

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