Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bulls Eye

This is not the most artistic capture, but it was a fascinating moment I was lucky to get. We were flying to Monroe, LA, from DFW. There was a thin layer of clouds below us. The sun was somewhere behind us and was reflecting off of something on the plane and projecting a rainbow on the clouds below us. I think that was what was happening. Just as I was about to snap a picture of the circular rainbow the shadow of the airplane passed through the center of the rainbow. It was only there for second or two. I just happened to have my camera up and ready to capture it.

5 comments:

Steve said...

What you have captured is a wonderful example of the optical phenomena known as a "glory"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glory_(optical_phenomenon)

Jeff Meyers said...

Thanks, Steve. That's cool.

Jeff Meyers said...

Here's another description:

http://atoptics.co.uk/droplets/glorair.htm

Becky Meyers said...

that is cool! i love taking pictures from the airplanes!

Lori Shaffer said...

Quite an incredible image!