Weekly Photo Challenge-Refraction


My contribution for this week’s challenge…



According to Google the definition of refraction is as follows.

the fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc. being deflected in passing obliquely
through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.
  • change in direction of propagation of any wave as a result of its travelling at different speeds
    at different points along the wave front.
  • measurement of the focusing characteristics of an eye or eyes.

This roughly coincides with my school science

memories of refracted light…

“…when light passes through glass or water it bends

 according to the density of the water or glass.

However, when it exits the glass the light beam is

parallel to the original source beam…”

rainbow_0333We often look up ‘up’ at rainbows, however,

this is the first time I was able to look ‘down’ at a rainbow.

This rainbow was caused as light was refracted as it passed

through the spray caused by water tumbling over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

I must admit that I cannot see all the colours of a rainbow…

but I think it qualifies as a rainbow and refracted light.


11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge-Refraction

  1. This is an incredible capture! Yep, not often is there a chance to shoot a rainbow in the reflection of the water. (Cimmy and I do, however, have a parody of the Double Rainbow vid that my daughter did the video work for. Lemme know if you’d like a link to it.)

    Thanks for stopping by the Journal Jar!


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