San Francisco Rainbow over the Bay Bridge

5DMKII+16-35mm, 1/80 @ f/8.0, ISO 125.


Wow! Mother nature granted me with one spectacular view today! A nice follow up to the lunar eclipse :P


I've never seen a rainbow end to end like this. Such an amazing sight with the sun behind me and the shadows of the buildings reflecting in the water.


More step-by-step info on how I took this photo on my blog.


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  • Della Huff 4y

    Holy cow, that's incredible!
  • Bob Thompson 4y

    Nice work, congrats with explore, merry christmas...
  • Jannet Bahena 3y

    Oh my.... this is amazing!!!!!!!!
  • Hameed Magsi 3y

    Wonderful shot !
  • RahmatAhmadi 3y

    Amazing picture.
  • Steve _ C 3y

    beautiful light Lisa
  • Country Music :) 3y

    Wow! The rainbow is amazing and so are the shadows of the buildings on the wate.r
  • Grégory Thiell 3y

    This is incredible. Congratulations!
  • Sergi Wave 3y

    Waow ! This pic is incredible !
  • Amir Sharifi 3y

    Great capture, surreal.
  • Karim AchaLhi 3y

  • CAUT PRO 3y

    Very nice pic! Muy buena foto!
  • edplain 3y

    Great Photoshopping skills. Its amazing what you can add in with Software isnt it?
  • Chris Ratzlaff PRO 3y

    Lisa, thanks so much for documenting your process on this shot!
  • edplain 3y

    since you altered your original post, and added your Blog, describing how you "created" the image, it appears my argument lacks merit, but in my defense, you did at first suggest you "Rolled over in bed, saw the rainbow, grabbed your camera off the coffee table and 'captured' this shot". I never suggested you fabricated the rainbow in its entirety , but that the rainbow never looked like this (complete and perfect), and in actuality, it was fabricated/generated (and of course heavy processing as well) I stand by what I said about there being alot more to taking a picture (or in this case fabricating/processing one). I'm not "jealous" as some people stated and got angry at me over my stance, I can create some amazing images with Photoshop, but that is not "my bag". Its yours though, and you do a great job doing it. OK, End. (unless of course someone baits me to retort.).

    That being said... your Disneyland Fireworks photo is laughable. For someone with your talent, to 100% fabricate fireworks and claim you captured it as deplorable. Especially when your fireworks are (in some cases) going sideways, as i said on that photo, defying the laws of gravity.

    Your recent Manhattan skyline? where people congratulate you for capturing" that? and you don't state that is fake?... come on. Im just suggesting you may want to change your Flickr name to "Mostly Photoshop".
  • brian gomez rendon 3y

    grande toma
  • Juan Manuel 3y

  • 2y

    the double rainbow looks beautifull across the bridge in this pic
  • lihew 2y

    How awesome it is !!!
  • NEXtographer PRO 2y

    Incredible to have witnessed. Perfectly captured. Thank you for sharing how you developed the shot. I definitely learned several things that will improve my photography.
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Taken on December 22, 2010
  • EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • ƒ/8.0
  • 16.0 mm
  • 1/80
  • 125
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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