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Anatomy of a Rainbow by Steve Sampliner

September 2021 - Anatomy of a Rainbow

September 2021 - Steve Sampliner


About the Image(s)

July 2021, sunset monsoon rainbow, Tucson, AZ. Shot with a Pentax K-1 with a 77mm SMC limited, f/6.3 @1/250. This was actually a double rainbow, but just focused on the main one for a few shots. Adjusted each color separately trying to expose the differentiation of each color.

5 comments posted

Jeffrey Pawlan   Jeffrey Pawlan
I find the maroon background distracting. I wish it were light blue.
  Posted: 09/03/2021 18:18:36
Steve Sampliner   Steve Sampliner
well it was sunset after a monsoon.   Posted: 09/03/2021 23:02:34

Stanley Selkow   Stanley Selkow
Steve, I'm curious if the sky's color is an effect of the fires in the western US. We certainly see and feel them here in the eastern US. If so, the interest in this picture really increases because you're seeing a color spectrum filtered through air carrying particles from the fires.   Posted: 09/06/2021 09:49:14
Steve Sampliner   Steve Sampliner
Stan, I wouldn't guess so for this photo. Dramatic sunsets are fairly standard in Tucson during monsoon season. In fact, it is pretty common year round to have sunsets that expose much of the visible light spectrum. The monsoon is quite dramatic because of the mixture of dust, pollen, pollution, oxygen levels, position of the sun and humidity. Of course, if there are any wildfires nearby, this would add particulate to the atmosphere and affect the sunsets, but at the time that was not a factor.   Posted: 09/07/2021 01:12:45

Sophia Schade   Sophia Schade
Hi Steve, what a beautiful photo.
I have never seen this before, so thank you for introducing it to me.
I can envision this hanging on a wall. I truly don't have a technical comments. Thank you for teaching me about Tucson.
  Posted: 09/08/2021 15:14:19


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