Rainbow Over The Icefields Parkway

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Nearest Area
Banff National Park
Lake Louise
Brief Directions

Somewhere along the Icefields Parkway north of Bow Summit a ways... that's about as close as I can get to describing where I shot this.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 1/500s f/8.0 at 173.0mm iso400 EXIF Info Date/Time 19-Sep-2014 11:39:00 Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III Flash Used No Focal Length 173 mm Exposure Time 1/500 sec Aperture f/8 ISO Equivalent 400 Exposure Bias +2/3 White Balance cloudy Metering Mode center weighted Exposure Program aperture priority


Rainbow Over the Icefields Parkway Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada September 19, 2014 Driving south from Saskatchewan Crossing headed to Lake Louise I was in and out of rain showers the entire drive. One photo I already posted of the Mistaya River (http://www.pbase.com/jimstiles/image/157451133) with a rainbow was an incredible sight, But after I drove away from that location and continued my journey I kept an eye in the rearview mirrors for more rainbows. Suddenly, the skies parted a wee bit and a ray of sunlight passed through and this rainbow appeared behind me! OH NO... no place to pull over, and no good view of the rainbow! I came around a bend and up a hill and there was a pull out. I jumped out, raced to quickly setup and shot away. Cars were stopping all over the place to do the same thing, it was nutty and flat out dangerous for some of the other drivers. When it finally faded I was exuberant with what had just been shown to those of us lucky enough to see it!

Date Added
November 3, 2014
Date Taken
November 3, 2014
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