A stunning photo of a rainbow arcing over a lightning strike in Tucson, Arizona took the Internet by storm last week, garnering nearly 4,000 retweets on Twitter. And there’s a good reason the image went viral: Rainbow lightning is a spectacular— and spectacularly rare —phenomenon.
This scattered rainbow is one of the most amazing natural phenomena I have ever seen on my computer screen. Since Atacama desert is one of the driest places on Earth, it is almost a miracle that we can admire this beauty.
This is great. Rishi Kaneria made a quick supercut that stitches together scenes from Pixar movies according their particular color. Following the Roy G. Biv color spectrum, you'll see how Pixar chooses to use colors to make their animations. And it'll make you want to watch all the Pixar movies again.
When I saw these psychedelic cupcakes I really thought they weren't real—just regular cupcakes photoshopped to look like this. Upon closer inspection, I realized they were indeed real. Too bad that frosting is not made with lysergic acid diethylamide.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is a master of light and color, creating trippy experiential works that mess with our perception. The artist's latest piece, recently installed at the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, Iowa, is like walking inside a human-scaled spectrograph.
When you first see it, it looks like a perfect rainbow conforming to the contours of the river, trapped inside a waterfall. But then your brain realizes that that's not possible. How are there colors in the water? How is there a rainbow at night? It's the trick of long exposure photography. And I can't stop looking at…
Behold a double rainbow from space! Well, technically, it's called glory, but it just looks like a double rainbow from the top. The optical phenomenon was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Terra satellite, orbiting over Baja California.
Hard gels and rainbow lighting—the color palettes of leprechauns and gay pride parades. But for this week's Shooting Challenge, you mastered aggressive color. (Then you were all like, "double rainbow all the way!" C'mon, so dated, guys.)
Kirsti asks: "Hey y'all, have you ever seen anybody make a rainbow with a 12 gauge shotgun?" No Kirsti, we certainly have not. But we are about to see it in this video you made.
Put your Apple Kremlinology hat on, folks, and look at the colorful logo on the right of this image. That was the logo that Apple used today to close their presentation, which they usually close with their metal logo.
This is a pretty picture of a rare occurrence, the odd coupling of a rainbow and a waterspout dancing side by side. Waterspouts are tornadoes over water. This happened near Crete, Greece, in the Mediterranean sea.
This is a wonderful photograph of someone blowing a candle. If you look closely, you can see rainbows on the smoke. Why do they happen?
Nature is truly awe-inspiring. Clouds clashing in the oncoming storm. A rainbow in the distance. Seriously, how lucky to have taken this shot. [Digg]
Is it possible to get bored of rainbows? We're going to find out because Culver City is getting a permanent Rainbow installation on Sony Picture's Culver City lot. That's right, a forever rainbow...what does that mean?
There aren't many sights in nature more breathtaking than Mt. Everest—especially when put against the unexpected backdrop of these stunning rainbow clouds. Captured by photographer Oleg Bartunov on a recent journey through the Himalyas, the phenomenon is the result of light reflected off of minuscule ice crystals in…
The first two minutes are all foreplay: Six spray paint cans being snapped into place; batteries being plugged in; and the gray Robo-Rainbow machine being hitched to the back of a bicycle. Then, finally, sweet rainbow payoff. Yessss. [Laughing Squid]
I hadn't heard of ice rainbows before, but apparently they're quite rare. What's even rarer, apparently, is photo evidence of one. Photographer Reyaz Limalia spotted it while driving in the English countryside, and almost crashed his car because of it.