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Week two of August and the weather is ideal for clicking rainbows. Rainbows are formed when white light (sunlight) passes through water droplets in the atmosphere. The light is then split into its seven components (the seven colours of a rainbow) due to refraction and dispersion. Rainbows always tend to appear on the opposite side of the light source, so they’re mostly found in the sky, opposite to the sun.
You Will Need:
Tripod – Stability when using longer shutter speeds
Polarizing Filter – Enhance the rainbow’s vibrancy
Wide Angle Lens – Sweeping landscape with the full arc of the rainbow
Telephoto Lens – For distant objects that you want to frame with the rainbow
Standard Lens – Capture foreground, background and the rainbow with not too much trouble