Rainbows are a gift from nature. Their colorful displays represent hope, luck and the good that is to come after a storm, inspiring folklore, songs, paintings and seasoned and amateur photographers alike.
Spring has arrived and we’ve got seasonal showers, flowers and rainbows on the mind. We asked you to show us some ROYGBIV and you delivered!
Thank You for Participating! (Session Closed)
Browse through all of the photos we received during March’s rainbow-themed Photo Session in the slideshow below, and don’t forget to check our social media channels, where we will be sharing some of our favorites. Select photos may also appear in an upcoming issue of Your AAA magazine.
How to Spot a Rainbow
- The right conditions: For a rainbow to form, there needs to be both rain and sun. It doesn’t necessarily have to be raining where you are, but it should be falling somewhere nearby.
- Where to look: Look at the darker side of the sky, opposite of where the sun is. “In order to see a rainbow, the sun must be to the viewer’s back, and rain must be falling ahead of the viewer,” according to Weather.com.
- Timing: Rainbows are most likely to occur around the hours of sunrise or sunset. This is because the sun needs to hit the raindrops at a certain angle into order for refraction to happen. “Rainbows will only occur when the refracted sunlight strikes the raindrop’s edge at the exact angle of 48 degrees,” explains Weather.com. Any less, and the light will just pass through.
Check out past AAA Photo Sessions and stay tuned for the next one.