June 14, 2011 – Dual Moonbow on Yosemite’s Upper Falls
After working a full day in the office, driving 3 hours, hiking up over 1000 feet and waiting 2 hours, I was rewarded with a spectacular view of two moonbows on Yosemite’s Upper Falls. The immense amount of snowfall this year contributed to the powerful flow of water. Being close to the waterfall, light gusts of wind routinely sprayed mist onto my lens every time I took the lens cap off to take a picture. My moonbow picture taken last year (6/25/2010) appeared gray to the naked eye and only the camera was able to pick up the colors. However, this particular moonbow was much brighter than the one I saw last year. All the colors were visible to the naked eye and a faint trace of the second moonbow was also visible.
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