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!