Dew heiligenschein (w-083-13)
In gallery: Photos of the month (1999)
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Light in water droplets
The so-called heiligenschein (German for holy shine) on dewy grass near the dike along lake Markermeer, The Netherlands. Dew heiligenschein is light being focused on grass leaves by spherical dew droplets, and backscattered. Taken at Wijdenes, The Netherlands, in February 1999.
Kodak Gold 100 film, exp. 1/250 seconds at f/4 with 50mm lens.