Rainbow over Mount Spencer
Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, California, 2013
This storm, the second of the day in mid-August 2013, began to develop just as the sun was getting low on the horizon above Evolution Valley. The most challenging aspect of capturing this wild light was keeping rain off the lens. The process went something like this: Set the exposure. Wipe. Set the focus. Wipe. Make the exposure. Wipe. Repeat. Unlike a different image in this gallery that I made on the same evening, this one emphasizes the bright rainbow (and a dim double as well) arcing over Mount Spencer, named for the philosopher Herbert Spencer, who coined the phrase "survival of the fittest" and was the first to popularize the term "evolution.". Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.