Friday, 8 May 2009


I caught this rainbow after a real heavy downpour around tea-time today. I find rainbows extremely difficult to capture on camera with the same vividness seen by the eye. Tips and hints gratefully received.

Olympus E-3; ISO 100; f11; 1/60s; 20mm.


  1. I think rainbows are faint a tranclucent by nature, not sure how it could be captured better. Maybe underexposing the image and blending it with a correctly exposed one - keeping the underexposed rainbow. Or just selecting this one and increasing the saturation, and sliding the black's slider up to give it some contrast?

  2. Sounds a sensible set of ideas.