In Rainbows

Continuing with my recent spectral findings, I used other glasses, with and without various liquids to create multicolored light experiments.

The refraction of light above and below a layer of liquid shows a rainbow of colors.

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By moving the angle of the iPhone camera by small amounts, a full range of the color spectrum could be captured.

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Bold reds to pastel pinks could be found in different chroma ranges as the light shifted.multicolored three

Brilliant blues shown under muted rose and lavender.

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Another slight shift introduced yellows and chartreuse into the frequency range. I couldn’t see these colors with the naked eye, but the iPhone camera was able to find them!

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Red Ribbon

I inherited several crystal port and sherry glasses from my maternal grandmother. They have multi-faceted stems, so I decided to get the iPhone camera as close as possible and capture the light that came through.

The iPhone camera captures reds very well, no matter the light source.
 
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By moving the camera lens ever so slightly I was able to capture a longer string of red and white lights.
 
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The facets of the crystal stem that I was shooting through created all sorts of interesting strings of light.
 
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In addition to the reds and whites that refracted within the crystal, some blues appeared at the very end.
 
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Swirl

Here is another experiment in capturing light passing through liquids and being how the iPhone’s camera reacts.

This is light reflecting through a cocktail that is a deep maroon brown. It contains a mix of rye whisky, orange bitters and Tia Maria. The swirls are deep and rich hues of brown, red and orange.
 
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At a slightly different angle the light shifts and the fluid of the cocktail becomes more golden and an angry sky forms in the reflection above the swirls. The feedback caused by the increased exposure adds texture.
 
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This cocktail was made with gin and St. Germain. The clear liquid captures and reflects the surrounding environment, introducing all sorts of colors for the iPhone camera to pick up.
 
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The classic Sidecar cocktail is a tawny amber color. The iPhone camera accents that and the glow of the light reflected from a window through the glass.
 
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