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Mist Trail Rainbow

(Vernal Falls)

Mist Trail Rainbow (Vernal Falls), Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park


This rainbow formed in the mist of 317 ft [96m] tall Vernal Falls, is a common sight on sunny days. This view is taken while ascending the irregularly spaced boulders that make up the aptly named Mist Trail. Signs advise that you will (not merely, maybe) get wet. The trail continues above Vernal Falls to Nevada Falls, and beyond. Here, a shutter speed of about 1/125 of a second does a good job of stopping the motion of the water, and a polarizing filter increases color saturation in the rock colors. Just another gorgeous April day in Yosemite!


Kodachrome Professional film, natural light,
wide-angle lens, polarizing filter

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