Upper Yosemite Falls Faint Moonbow and Reflections
This photo was 12 hours in the making. Friday afternoon, my significant other turned to me and said, “let’s shoot the freaking moonbow tonight in Yosemite”. I thought to myself, “where are the aliens and what have they done to my boyfriend?”
A half hour later we were in the truck, fighting Friday traffic.
4 hours later, one multi-car accident (not us!), one exploded bag of spicy trail mix, and one camera bag casualty from a sick dog, we were in the valley. Just as I was about to plant my tripod in my chosen spot, another photographer casually strolled up and planted his in the exact spot (isn’t that always the way?).
Although all signs pointed to a worthwhile moonbow that evening, increasing cloud cover over the rising full moon skunked our moonbow. No matter, I finally got to test the new 5D Mark IV in low light conditions, capture the tiniest glimmer of moonbow and some interesting shadows and clouds, chatted with some fellow friendly photographers, and those reflections in Cook’s meadow, I love those reflections! You could hear the roar of the falls all around you and the croaking of thousands of frogs, and see millions of stars, so it was a great evening before driving home to Sacramento in the wee hours of the morning for some much needed sleep.
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