More optics links we hope you will like… Today’s batch: OFH’s optics for the holidays:
The atmospheric causes of winter halos: Explained by the always-excellent “Atmospheric Optics” site.
Bokode: You’ve seen “bokeh” blur, distant out of focus points of light in hundreds of Christmas light photographs – but have you read about Bokode, a method of encoding information as a function of ray angle?
Heart-shaped bokeh: A DIY photography trick to make your own heart-shaped bokeh
Magical storefront lights: A winter stroll past lighted storefronts may reveal seemingly endless reflections. How does that happen?
Check out this guy: He used his knowledge of optics to create a 15 foot tall laser reindeer at his home.
Comedy bonus, Conan O’Brien introduces a must-have lighting product! Rublight (NOTE: OFH was not consulted in the design of Rublight, if we had we would have offered suggestions for fixing the color non-uniformity)
Know some good ones we missed? Send us a comment and we’ll credit you in a future email.
Best Wishes in 2013!