My primary reason for being in Yosemite that night was to get the full moon and chase that elusive www.flickr.com/photos/ambitious_wench/2427387408/. And that is why I departed alone from my friends who had to leave right after moonrise to catch some sleep. Frankly, I think sleep is overrated. I would have been prepared to skip sleep the entire night if I didn't have to do a rather strenuous hike the next day.
But that full moon was a wonderful night. Some say that the full moon draws out the werewolves out of people. I think it draws the photographer out of you. I spent quite a lot of time shooting in the valley until I got exhausted moving around in the cold weather.
And the moonbows - I did catch quite a few in multiple waterfalls. The moon was so bright that you could see them with the naked eye and didn't require a long exposure to capture it. But the resulting smooth flow of water along with the foggy nature of the water spray whose tips are brightly colored by the moonbow provides quite dreamy scene.
Here is one such 2 minute composition taken with the sharp 50mm prime lens. The moonbow was just starting to form at this time.
View on black with B l a c k M a g i c.
Yosemite National Park