Monday, March 13, 2017
Over the Moonbow
Betsy and I went to Cumberland Falls State Park in Kentucky to celebrate my birthday and, if possible, to see the moonbow which occurs on clear nights with a full moon. The night we were there was slightly hazy, and a ranger told Betsy that we wouldn’t be able to see anything.
Although we could see the falls in the moonlight, we did not see any sign of a moonbow at all. But I decided, since we were there, I would do some experimenting with night photography and time exposures. I took some 15 second exposures at where we thought the moonbow should be, but in camera, everything was black.
I was surprised, when I looked at the photos on my computer to see, although the photo was very dark, a faint moonbow. I worked on the image in Photoshop and was able to bring out the moonbow a little more. This image is noisy, but it is proof that there was indeed a moonbow although we couldn’t see it with our naked eyes.