Iridescence (w-843-33)

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This photo shows strong iridescence around the sun in jetstream-like clouds over the French Alps. The roof in the foreground is the cabin where I stayed during a one-week ski trip to Saint Jean d'Arves, France.

Nikon FE, 50/1.4 Nikon Nikkor set at f/16, Fujichrome Provia 100F.