Sunbeams and Fog Reflection

July 10, 2008

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Provided by: Jennifer O'Rourke
Summary Author and Editor: Jennifer O'Rourke, Jim Foster

The photo above showing an array of sunbeams apparently emanating from the top of a high rise building was captured in Bellevue, Washington on December 11, 2005. In fact, the morning Sun is being reflected off of the building's metallic and glassy surfaces. A thin layer of dissipating fog enhanced the visibility of these rays. Notice how they appear to spread out. In fact, they're parallel but perspective makes them seem to originate from a point.