Last Updated on May 17, 2016 by PixelPluck
Amazing Rainbow Contrail Captured By Photographer
Yutaka Kagaya is a Japanese photographer, astronomer, traditionally known for capturing otherworldly vistas with his celestial photography. He took it to whole next level when he photographed aero-planes piercing through different cloud layers and producing a visually pleasing phenomenon called Rainbow Contrail.
@KAGAYA_11949 虹色の飛行機雲、撮影時の状況です。 pic.twitter.com/WjbfipWp4n
— KAGAYA work (@kagaya_work) May 10, 2016
Rainbow contrails occur as a result of stratification when there are small and larger droplets affecting different wavelengths of light in the atmosphere. This results in visible colored layers in the sky which produces a rainbow contrail when there is a sudden reduction of pressure in the air. This is usually caused by a plane passing by, leading multi-colored droplets to freeze and follow the plane during wake turbulence.
The Camera & Lens setup included one from the biggest telephoto lenses on the planet.
You can read more about Rainbow Contrails phenomenon here.
For those who are wondering about settings, the above photograph was taken with a Sony A7R II and Sigma APO 200-500 mm lens at f2.8, ISO 100, and 1/8000.
Amazing Rainbow Contrail Captured By Photographer.