Double Rainbow Above Caen, France

June 28, 2011

Arc-en-ciel (2) (2)

Photographer: Laaifat Mohamed; Laaifat's website
Summary Author: Laaifat Mohamed; Jim Foster

The photo above features a vivid double rainbow as observed from Caen, France. This high arching beauty was taken just before sunset. Rainbows that seem to graze the vault of the sky can only be observed very late in the day or early in the morning. Bows occurring when the Sun is higher in the sky aren't as steeply inclined. The obvious darkened strip of sky between the primary and secondary bows is Alexander's Dark Band. Photo taken in early spring of 2011.

Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION; Camera Model: NIKON D60; Focal Length: 28.0mm (35mm equivalent: 42mm); Aperture: f/9.0; Exposure Time: 0.0020 s (1/500); ISO equiv: 400; Exposure Bias: +0.33 EV; Metering Mode: Center Weight; Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto); White Balance: Manual; Light Source: Cloudy; Flash Fired: No; Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.