Photo of the week: Rainbow over Malta

by Klaus on January 6, 2011

in Photo of the Week

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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Rob McCance January 7, 2011 at 03:04

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.

Klaus January 7, 2011 at 10:50

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.

Angelique January 7, 2011 at 09:19

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. 😀

Klaus January 7, 2011 at 10:50

I love the D7000… I hope you ordered through the Amazon link above 😉

Thess January 8, 2011 at 10:50

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. 🙂

Christopher Roberts January 9, 2011 at 15:51

That is some beautiful photography – really well taken 🙂

James Moralde January 9, 2011 at 15:58

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.

darcy January 10, 2011 at 15:54

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.

Katerina January 10, 2011 at 16:58

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!

Olivia January 11, 2011 at 07:42

lovely shots! i think they turned out really well.

miley January 11, 2011 at 13:38

Looks like the rainbow is coming out of that big white house (on boh snaps actually) – very eeery

Godot January 11, 2011 at 14:07

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

Saksham January 12, 2011 at 14:15

Thats really is a beautiful photograph…I don’t think any tips can make it still beautiful!

Shane Ryans January 17, 2011 at 14:26

Great shot. How beautiful it must have been.

service apartments delhi January 22, 2011 at 12:39

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

Tom Hawkins June 15, 2011 at 16:39

lovely shots, much nicer if malta is much clearer. but excellent.


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