Amazing white rainbow snapped over Scottish moor

I came across this post on the BBC News site. Landscape photography isn’t my area of expertise, but the white rainbow, and solitary Joshua type tree captured on film by photographer extraordinaire, Melvin Nicholson, are both astonishing! The Scottish countryside was the perfect backdrop for this ensemble. The lighting and background was also well orchestrated by Mr. Nicholson. I would like to know what DSLR he used to capture this moment in time? Enjoy the article, I certainly did… Alise 🙂

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A stunning shot of a white “fog bow” has been captured by a photographer over Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland.

Melvin Nicholson was out on the moor, south of Glen Coe, on Sunday when the “unbelievably beautiful” white rainbow appeared.

Mr Nicholson said: “It is a colourless rainbow that is made up of tiny water droplets that cause fog.

“It’s an amazing thing to witness and can generally only be seen if the sun is behind you when you are looking at it.” He said an isolated windswept tree, framed by the fog bow, completed the shot, “It was just beyond magical and one of those days that you’ll remember for a long time to come,” he added.

A fog bow has also been photographed in the Cairngorms.

For the entire article go here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38063662

For your reading pleasure here is a related article on  photographing landscapes: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/landscape-photography-tips/

 

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