Saturday, September 26, 2009


Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Handheld, 3 shot stitched pano

The often talked about but rarely seen fogbow appeared today in Los Osos' Montana de Oro.  Pictured is Canon Explorer of Light Jennifer Wu shooting the fogbow. 

Up this morning at 5ish to shoot sunrise and then chased the light and fog around Los Osos.  Good living.

Fiat Lux!


  1. Never heard of a fogbow, let alone seen one. I had to look it up and thought I'd share:

    A fog bow is similar to a rainbow, but because of the very small size of water droplets that cause fog, smaller than 0.05 mm, the fog bow has no colors and appears white. Fogbows are sometimes called "white rainbows" or "cloudbows". Mariners sometimes call them "sea-dogs."

    Unlike a Glory, which has multiple pale colored rings caused by diffraction, the fogbow is entirely white.

    The fogbow's lack of colors is caused by the smaller water drops... so small that the quantum mechanical wavelength of light becomes important and smears out colors that would be created by larger rainbow water drops...[1] (form Wikipedia)

  2. very interesting and what a great shot!