photographing rainbows?

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  1. JbleezyJ

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    Hey so I was at Yosemite this past weekend and hiked up to Vernal Falls and there was a little rainbow at the bottom. I snapped away at it trying to capture it in all its glory. I tried different exposures and stuff but I think I could have done a better job to get all the colors and such. I shot in raw and bumped up the saturation to try and get more of the colors. Not sure what else I could've done to make this shot better. Any suggestions on how to photograph rainbows or post processing techniques?

    Here's the shot:
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    To my mind you did all you could and made it show nicely. Anything stronger would begin to look quite unnatural - so I think.
    Pretty motif!
     
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    very nice
     
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    thanks!! yeah I thought I could make the rainbow pop more but didn't want to make it look unnatural.
     
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    Nice. I never been to Yosemite and I lived here in the Bay Area for awhile. I always wanted to go, I have to try one day. Great shot.
     
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    When you see a rainbow, sometimes it will help to try and keep the sun directly at your back if you can.
     
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    hmmm never tried to capture a rainbow before, sounds like i have a new mission. cheers, by the way nice shot, think you captured it nicely
     
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    You're lucky. The very first lens I had wouldn't capture a rainbow. I went a couple of years thinking film was the culprit.

    Don't mind me. I'm just musing out loud.:chatty: Carry on!

    And, btw, nice rainbow. Nice shot all around.
     
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    Nice!!
    It reminds me of the double rainbows I saw last month.
    It was sunset after rain, then I saw them. Double rainbows!!
    But it was a little dark, and I didn't take my camera, so I can only capture a clip of dark video using my cellphone....Sometimes, those beautiful things are just hard to be captured.:(
     

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