"Upper Yosemite Moonbow in the Snowmelt" Limited Run of 40

  • Variety of sizes from 8 x 12 inches to 30 x 60 inches
  • Choose premium luster paper, canvas with a protective finish, or aluminum metal
  • Metal and canvas prints are ready to hang
  • Luster paper is unframed. Ask about framing options
  • Vibrant colors brought to life with museum quality inks and materials
  • Fade resistant - treasure this piece your entire life

Moonbow Photos

Have you ever seen a rainbow at night?

During the spring in Yosemite, you can! They're called moonbows. They occur during a full moon when the waterfalls are rushing and causing lots of mist. Then you need a clear night and the angle between moon, photographer, and mist to be 42 degrees.

I visited Yosemite in April of 2022 with the singular goal of getting a moonbow picture. My last night in the park I had designs on shooting up near Upper Yosemite Falls. But the moonbow wasn't predicted until 2am expected to be somewhat subpar, so I went back down to the valley to shoot with everyone else in Cook's meadow. This one lasted a good long while starting early and hanging on very late.

I started taking shots fifteen minutes before the predicted time just to make sure, and I'm glad I did, because it started early. As the moonbow shifted, the photographers slid back and forth across the trail, stepping gingerly on the wooden bridge to avoid ruining others shots.

The frogs croaked happily as I saw the moonbow reflected in the still snowmelt gathered in Cook's meadow. You can't see the colors with the naked eye, and sometimes it's hard to even see if it's there. Your camera has to pick it up. A common experience was people standing there, looking at the falls in the dark, somewhat overwhelmed. Then they'd take a shot and look at they're picture of the moonbow on their viewfinder and say, "Oh...wow!"

For this shot, I wanted to highlight the bright saturated colors of the moonbow against a black and white landscape to give it the attention it deserves.

Art Adds "Wow" to Any Space

How to hang and frame Jeff Pfaller Photography

Luster Paper Framing Options

All Luster Paper prints are unframed.

If you'd like me to frame the print for you, follow these steps:

Step 1: Buy your print or contact me for options and pricing
Step 2: I will confirm your choices by email
Step 3: Pay for your frame

That's it!

What framing options do you have?
I can do a wide variety of mats, framing materials, colors, and finishes. Just ask!

Can I return a framed print?
I will be able to refund you the cost of the print, but the cost for custom framing is not refundable.

What about metal and canvas prints?
Metal and canvas prints come ready to hang with hardware included.

Certificate of Authenticity


Your limited edition is delivered with a certificate of authenticity protected against loss and fraud.

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The essence of art is gratitude


  • Art can inspire you daily
  • Art makes your home feel alive
  • Art evokes fond memories of places you've visited
  • Art can stun the guests in your home
  • Art creates a space you are passionate about



  • Use cardboard (try the box it comes in!) or newspaper to make a template to position the print
  • Use included hardware or self-threading screws / anchors
  • Get help with larger prints


  • Eyeball placement without measuring
  • Use nails
  • Hang larger prints by yourself
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