White Rainbow (Timelapse)

A short timelapse of a white rainbow or fogbow captured at Lake Oberon just after sunrise, from the Seasons at Oberon” Timelapse posted last week [Vimeo Link]
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I've managed a few stills of these events before but never been setup for running off 150 frames in one session to see how it forms. It's very transient …. A few minutes after this all trace was gone.
The fogbow's lack of colors is caused by the smaller water drops … so small that the wavelength of light becomes important. Diffraction smears out colors that would be created by larger rainbow water drops …[NASA]


3 thoughts on “White Rainbow (Timelapse)

  1. Wonderful to see the transient ‘action’ – must have been quite a feat in having gear at the ready to capture a scene of this nature. I’ve seen ‘moonbows’ out at sea and was inspired by their gossamer shimmer. Going to keep an eye out for fogbows…

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  2. Cool! Since I’ve been uploading my pics to Google+ I’ve noticed they do something very funky with pics taken in a consecutive manner – they auto-animate them. I have a series of pics of a bright rainbow in a dark sky taken over a marina. To see it animate is really something.

    Now that you’ve joined Instagram, I’m throwing a new photog SM project in your face… 🙂

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