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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Oceans
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Keywords:Moonbow, Oceans, Sky
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Dimensions5240 x 2105
Original file size12.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken8-Jul-09 06:48
Date modified24-Jul-11 16:45
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length16 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure458s at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.0
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePartial
Moonbow over Coogee Beach

Moonbow over Coogee Beach

A winter morning in 2009, I arrived Coogee beach (Sydney, Australia) at 5.30am. The sky was still dark and it was raining. I planed to wait for a while to see if the rain could stop in a moment. Then I saw a small white curve over the sky on my right side. So I decided to take a photo of it. It was too dark to focus on any subject even with my small torch switched on. So I just manually adjusted the focal distance between 1 meter to infinity and a bit closer to infinity. I turned the aperture to f/2.8 to measure the shutter speed under IS0 200, then turned back to f/11. I would need about 8 minute exposure. Afterward I fired my remote shutter release. It was still raining, I used my hat to protected my camera and lens.

After 458 seconds exposure, I saw a complete Moon bow hanging over the sky - I found out later that it was a moon bow, not rainbow.