Refraction…water, the iris and solar path lights

This week’s WordPress photo challenge from Kevin Conboy was interesting and definitely a challenge…

For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.”

It seems that light reflecting on water is the easy place to go, and I did have some photos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium that would fit the theme for this challenge.

Monterey Bay Aquarium web

My photo of a snowy egret (a type of heron) posted on the 2014 Monterey Bay Birding Festival article may be relevant for the theme…

The shape of the bill reflected on the water…what do you think?

snowy-egret refraction post

Then there is the refraction on the iris of my grandson Jun’s eyes…

Juns Eyes

When I zoomed in on the iris…I could make out the letter “T” and part of an “A”…and it was a clue to where the photo was taken, at his TaeKwonDo dojang!

This was a tough challenge to interpret, and I can’t wait to see if other WordPress bloggers participating in this challenge posted eye photographs, too.

UPDATE November 13, 2014: After this challenge, I am paying more attention to refracted light…and during an evening walk, noticed these solar lighting patterns that fit the theme.

solar lights

solar lights 3 web

16 thoughts on “Refraction…water, the iris and solar path lights

    • I posted late for this challenge, and so far I have not seen eye photographs.

      There are gorgeous water related shots (and beautiful rainbows, which I had not thought of)

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    • Thank you — I do love the colors on the aquarium photo, and maybe it fits the theme with the kelp reflection within the water. I know I’ll be looking to take more refraction photos after seeing what others submitted — interesting!

        • My photography skills are in the kindergarten level right now, but I think when I have a better camera, this refraction topic could be a lot more interesting to explore. Have you tried to photograph your daughter’s eyes with a reflection image yet?

          My grandsons like to photo bomb my photos sometimes, especially during taekwondo lessons (II am always taking photographs while they are there)…this one I had in my photo collection and was the photo that really fit the theme.

          Thanks again for your interest 🙂 Love your blog name by the way…

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