Solar Rainbow in Yosemite Valley

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Update 11/5/2012 - Frosty mornings in Yosemite this time of year provide the opportunity for capturing photos like this one.

Mist at sunrise provides both the prism and the canvas for a double circular rainbow as the sun emerges near Half Dome.

Flickr shows this as one of my top-ranked photos for interestingness.

Update 7/12/2011 - I ran across this photo of mine by accident... over on National Geographic!
National Geographic licensed it a while back via Flickr/Getty, but I hadn't known its ultimate use at the time.

For more photos from my explorations (and some technique tips) check out my blog.
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-Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my most favorited image.

© 2006-2012 Jeff Sullivan. All Rights Reserved. No usage allowed without written permission. This image is available for licensing solely through Getty Images. (Please note the link in the column to the right for more information.)

Bill Wight CA, voodoo in the hills, and 258 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Jim Purcell 34 months ago | reply

    The lighting is wonderful! What a great idea! Well done! This is a FAV for sure!

  2. mojo2u 34 months ago | reply

    Excellent catch, really interesting!!

  3. .Luigi Mirto/ArchiMlFotoWord 34 months ago | reply

    Eccellente realizzazione, ottima visualizzazione e perfetto equilibrio compositivo dove la gamma tonale cromatica è ben impostata e i volume delle masse sono ben disposte.
    Molti complimenti per questo scatto ottimamente visualizzato.

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  4. DietzCL 34 months ago | reply

    Incredible lighting!

  5. Ste.Baz 18 months ago | reply

    cream of the crop indeed, awesome

  6. Mark Schwall 18 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image Jeff!

  7. Nat.Images 18 months ago | reply


  8. Colskier1 14 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture.

  9. Rozanne Hakala 2 months ago | reply

    wow, brilliant shot Jeff

  10. Photofox1958 2 months ago | reply

    I like how you captured the light.

  11. pflunki (fubar) 5 weeks ago | reply

    Great Capture!

  12. lyanna_wolf 3 weeks ago | reply

    I love it!!! Great shot!

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