The Opposition Effect Streak

This morning I was so pleased to see that one of my images was included in EarthSky’s Top Images of 2022. Science-based photography is one of my favorites and when I can capture an optic in a landscape that adds to the overall image, I’m a pretty happy girl.

I learned about this effect from the amazing physicist, Les Cowley, of atmospheric optics and it’s a favorite of mine to spot. In the image above the stalks act as columns and at the antisolar point, the shadows are hidden, creating that bright streak above the vehicle.

In December, I start thinking about my favorite images of the year and this one will be included in my selection for 2022.

Thanks EarthSky https://earthsky.org/todays-image/earthskys-top-photos-from-2022/ and thank you Les https://atoptics.co.uk/atoptics/oppim3.htm

3 thoughts on “The Opposition Effect Streak”

  1. What an honour! And well deserved… not only do you have to have the eye for a great image and the technical know-how for how to capture it, but you also have to know what you’re looking at! *****

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