Voyages of a Merchant Mariner and Amateur Astronomer
Friday, May 29, 2015
Sea of Mirrors
I've always been fascinated by the visual and photographic effect of sunlight upon water. The random and constantly-changing surface of the sea create a multitude of tiny mirrors, each for an instant existing at a particular angle, each casting their own image of the sun in the general direction of the eye. It turns out that each individual flash of light is an actual image of our star, lasting a fraction of a second; each fraction of a second of this display is unique, never seen before, never to be repeated.
This moment of Laboon and a million million mirrors reflecting the early morning light will never, can never, happen again.