Yosemite Falls Moonbow, take 2

One month ago, I tried to photograph the moonbow on Yosemite Falls. I wasn’t that happy with the pictures taken from the far end of Cooks Meadow. This Saturday was perigee moon, aka supermoon. This is when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth and the moon is bigger and much brighter. At the same time, the waterflow in May is greater than it was in April. Ideal conditions for a moonbow show.

So I headed again up to Yosemite to give it an other try. I was surprised by the number of people who had the same plan. It was very crowded. This looked almost like February when everyone likes to see the glowing Horsetail Fall.

Yosemite Falls with Moonbow and Reflection
Yosemite Falls with Moonbow and Reflection

This picture shows the upper and lower Yosemite Falls with a glimpse of a moonbow. During the day it was windy, but after sunset the wind died down. We still had a nice waterfall, but there wasn’t that much spray in the air to cause a nice moonbow from the location I was at.

The next day I passed by at the same spot. Just with a little bit of wind, the waterfall was going wild.

Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Falls





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