Blue Blazer

By some happy accident, the iPhone camera picks up colors that aren’t visible to the eye or amplifies those that are. I have been surprised by bold reds reflected back off bare chrome before, but tonight I got blue. Blazing, bright blues!

blue reflections on chrome

At different angles the iPhone camera picks up other colors and some of the light reflections gain a 3-D depth to them.

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Another angle adds some warm colors to contrast against the blue and the reflections are more diffuse.

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The curved lens of the camera creates swirls of color.

Flare for the Dramatic

At certain angles sunlight creates dramatic lens flares on iPhone images. Some are fractal rainbows while others reflect the refraction of the lens itself.
Fireweed at Mt. Baker

This flare looks like a beam that wants to capture the Fireweed growing on the slopes on Mt. Baker.

This flare looks like a psychedelic ’60s acid trip or special effects lighting from the original Star Trek.

Rampart Lakes

This flare looks like a rainbow waterfall flowing into one of the Rampart Lakes in the Cascade mountains.