Rye whiskey is an old school classic best served in a heavy bottomed highball glass, neat, or in this case over a single ice cube that is almost as big as the glass.
The rich amber whiskey hues contrast with the texture of the ice. Whiskey adverts are famous for subliminal messages and some even altered the photographs to create hidden images. If you look closely at this one, you might see a raging bull with a ring through his nose. All created by light, ice, whiskey, and the iPhone camera. No Photoshop necessary.
Moving the camera a bit introduces some fiery yellows to the concoction.
Tilted back the other way and the amber turns more to the red, and while the bull is back; he is further away, but I think the sight of red has angered him and he is about to charge!
At certain angles sunlight creates dramatic lens flares on iPhone images. Some are fractal rainbows while others reflect the refraction of the lens itself.
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.
This flare looks like a rainbow waterfall flowing into one of the Rampart Lakes in the Cascade mountains.
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.
By moving the angle of the iPhone camera by small amounts, a full range of the color spectrum could be captured.
Bold reds to pastel pinks could be found in different chroma ranges as the light shifted.
Brilliant blues shown under muted rose and lavender.
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!