This blue-green Japanese glass float has a matte finish from decades of rolling around on sandy beaches. Held up to the sun, it dazzles.
Here is a lovely solar pillar. A solar pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light. The effect is created by the reflection of light from tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds.
Pacific Northwest secret spot. Huge, powerful, freezing, and empty. Except for the great whites. And me.
New Year’s Day in Cascadia
This is sighting down Cabrillo Street in San Francisco. The street runs east-west. That’s the Pacific Ocean about a kilometer down the hill. I took this photograph on the equinox. Given that on the equinox the sun rises due east, and sets due west, the sun should set — for one day only — in the dead center of the street. Here’s the proof!
That’s me above the clouds.
Nature’s computer is analog. Here we see the nearly instantaneous soapy solution to a second-order partial differential equation in the form of a minimal surface bounded by one of the five Platonic shapes, a tetrahedron. Try that with your digital computer!
I set up an experiment to observe the relative hue, saturation and value of cast shadow on a clear sunny day.