Automotive specular reflections

Figure 1 - Specular reflections off of a car. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 – Specular reflections off of a car. (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure1 is another IPhone just for fun image, an abstraction. It is simply the specular reflections of my wife’s car onto our garage door. Perhaps most appealing are the eerie almost spectral appearances or glows on the right hand side. It almost like an aurora display. These kinds of reflections are fairly common and quite often very intriguing, especially when you are stuck in morning traffic, when anything is a relief from monotony. Sometimes they are fairly long lasting, as in the sun reflecting off of bowed window class onto the siding of an opposite house. Besides leading to invented religious experiences they can, in fact, be quite destructive, as in they can cause the siding to melt if they concentrate the light enough. In extreme cases they can actually set houses on fire.

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