Photo of the week: Rainbow over Malta

Here’s another photo of the week where it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. I can’t remember the last time I saw a rainbow in Malta – in fact, I can’t remember the last time I saw a rainbow anywhere and I had a camera handy.

Needless to say, I haven’t got a clue what’s the best way to shoot a rainbow. Unfortunately I was running late so I only had a few minutes to spare this rainbow’ish morning so I clicked a few horisontals and a few vertificals with the Nikkor 18-200mm lens which was on the camera and I left.

Any ideas how to make my next rainbow shot better? Leave a comment below!

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/500, 200mm

Here’s another version, more wideangle:

ISO 100, f/6.7, 1/90, 38mm

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16 thoughts on “Photo of the week: Rainbow over Malta”

  1. Those are excellent!

    “I haven’t got a clue what’s the best way to shoot a rainbow”

    Neither do I and neither does most anyone!

    I suspect the “best” way is using some filter on the front of the lens, but I don’t know which one.

    • I’m guessing a polarizer might make the colors more vivid, especially the sky, if you’re standing at a 90 degree angle to the sun. But I don’t know much about filters so perhaps there’s another filter more suited for the task.

  2. You’ve got a nice cam there dude. I just pre-ordered this same camera online and I’m so excited !! this should be like the best camera ever – rich camera incorporates a 16.2Mp. 😀

  3. Good shot you’ve captured there Klaus! I’m a hopeless photographer and wishes i could do something like this, but I don’t think so because of work. And, D7000 is my dream cam, hope to get one in the near future. 🙂

  4. These are great shots Klaus. I recently got my 18-200mm, but mine is Canon. I’m really having fun with photography even if I can only play with it on weekends (I have a day job). I’ve already done moon shots and water drop shots. I’m hoping I’ll catch a rainbow shot next.

  5. I think they turned out beautifully. I saw a rainbow yesterday too, but it was a bit different. We had a rainbow formed from the snow clouds moving into our area.

  6. It’s amaizing… For me a rainbow is a symbol of hope, may be because it appears usually after the rain ) Not long ago i saw double rainbow!

  7. Good pics! I also have pictured rainbows in my cam! It’s just amazing to see nature’s wonders so beautiful and awesome..

  8. awesome photographs..really like all of them…………nice clicks. I really like rainbows…….and this is really amazing


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