All photos taken on May 10, 2021 at the Columbia Icefields.
Rainbow Deception ©
like a fleeting illusion.
Looking through wrong lens.
While there were puddles of water around us on this walk, most of them were frozen in fantastical patterns. As we moved by this one, we could detect a rainbow shimmer. When I took my photos and reviewed them on camera, the rainbow was missing. Then, the lightbulb went on……we were looking through our polarized sunglass lenses. We removed them and sure enough, the rainbow was gone.
Hmmm, how to capture the effect? I took off my Clips sunglasses and held them in front of the camera lens. But, the duh moments did not stop there. I began looking around through my glasses to make sure I was capturing the rainbow and could not find it.
Duh. I tried again through the camera and there it was. Guess, sometimes, we only see what we want to see. Cheers