This is why I was out of town this weekend!
A moonbow is the phenomenon in which hundreds of photographers from across the world will gather in a few hundred square feet of Yosemite National Park to photograph something that they can’t actually see with their naked eyes, in the hopes of getting a lunar rainbow to show up on
film memory card.
It was pretty crazy out there - a few photo magazines had run articles on moonbows, and one of the
old seasoned photographers I was chatting with said that this was by far the most photographers he’s seen shooting moonbows. It didn’t help when a tour bus dumped off a few dozen European tourists…
(with these longer exposures, it’s actually not immediately clear that the photos are taken at night - until you see the Big Dipper in the sky)