20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dance of Light # 16

This is a photograph of the iridescence on the surface of a soap film. The scientific process that breaks light up into these colors is called "thin film interference". All we see here is light and the colors are completely natural. The area photographed is of the order of milliliters.

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Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Vancouver, Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Abhisar Gupta