Rainbow Reflections Posted on 2012-09-16 by Michael | tagged carpark, light, reflection, Tesco | 1 Comment | The reflection in Bob’s window brought out the rainbow of colours in the light passing through the trolley park in Tesco’s car park. Pretty things sometimes appear in strange places. Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Post navigation ← Driving myself to Exeter (and round the bend). My Ideal Fridge – xkcd → One thought on “Rainbow Reflections” It looks like this is a effect involving polarisation. Polarisation occurs when light is reflected from many surfaces and also when it is passes through some transparent materials. In this case, the transparent panels of the trolley store and the side of the car are having a polarising effect. – similar to the tape dispenser and comb on this page – http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/14/polaroid.htm Comments are closed.