The WordPress photo challenge this week, is “The Sun,” and I see many people have posted beautiful pics of sunrises and sunsets. Here is one which we took over the Venice Lagoon, from the pier of ‘The San Clemente Palace’ hotel, in October last year.
This one was taken from the famous Sunset Beach in Hawaii. If you go there, you just have to get this shot.
I think we might sometimes need reminding that rainbows are caused by the refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light, by rain or other water droplets in the atmosphere, so the sun also plays a major part in the appearance these beautiful phenomena.
This picture was taken after a spectacular storm over the sea here in Umhlanga, just a few days ago.
A rainbow demonstrates the effect of the sun’s visible light waves turning into the light spectrum. The sun is essential to life on earth, and because of the sun’s rays, we are able to enjoy all the wonderful colours of the rainbow that we see around us every day.
Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. Chat again soon.