Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Spectral Display


I saw this patch of light on a granite (?) floor in a law office. The light was coming through a pair of glass doors and the edge of the one of the doors created this prism effect. The patch of light was about two inches long.

12 comments:

kenju said...

It's wonderful to see a rainbow, no matter where you find it.

Publisher Jack said...

I've seen a similar photo -- an aerial taken from above a raInbow with clouds and the ocean in the background. It was on the cover of the Sierra magazine in 1988 or 1989. Stunning.

Anonymous said...

Law office?

Uh, oh.

Anonymous said...

Roy G. Biv, Attorney at Law. He won't take NO for an answer!

Jeffrey Hull said...

The photo gives the illusion of surface texture of the granite, when I'm sure it had none - highly polished.

Rick Lee said...

Actually this particular floor was textured.

Sharon said...

very nice.

DonSurber said...

So was the lawyer depo-ing a leprechaun?

Anonymous said...

No doubt he was issuing a collection notice for his pot o' gold.

Jeffrey Hull said...

So it was a "trompe-trompe l'oeil" ... it tricked my eye into thinking my eye was being tricked.

Cool.

Anonymous said...

It's granite. If you point a torch at even the most highly polished granite it will spall exactly like that. It's commmon in landscaping to do that for exterior surfaces so they won't be slippery.

Juliet said...

I love the little rainbows that pop up in all sorts of unexpected places.