Produced by light scattering in rain drops, rainbows appear whenever a strong punctual light source, such as the sun, shines through rain or spray. Photographing rainbows is easy, but results are improved by using a polarizer, and slightly subexposing to increase color saturation.


Everybody can photograph a rainbow. But it's not as common to get two of them strong enough to make them visible!

At Laja Falls

The water droplets scattering the light don't need to come from rain. The spray from a waterfall can also provide them. Even on this very faded Agfachrome picture it can still be seen, so strong was it!

Record Rainbow

This is the most intense one I have photographed to date.

Despite all efforts, I have never been able to arrive in time to find the bowl of gold at the base!

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