May 13, 2004
The rainbow spectrum shown on the photo above was captured on April 17, 2004 from Anza Borrego State Park, not far from San Diego, California. This is a unique approach to a rainbow photo. Since the bow appeared directly before me, a telephoto lens was employed to shoot into the middle of the rainbow in order to show off its full color spectrum; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The vantage point for this picture is an overlook above the desert floor of Culp Valley. I'm shooting down at the rainbow -- the background is one of the ridges bordering the valley. The April showers responsible for this vivid rainbow brought freezing rain and 45 mile per hour winds to the Anza-Borrego area.
Technical details: Camera: Nikon D70 Digital camera, 180 mm lens, 200 ASA 1/500, Second F-11
Time: 4:58 p.m., looking toward then north/northeast