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Refraction

This week, let’s play with light! Show us what refraction means to you.

Photo by Kevin Conboy. All rights reserved.

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Kevin Conboy is an Automattician based in Denver, Colorado. Creative by nature, Kevin is a designer, a composer, an artist, and a musician. Check out his photography at A Missing Frame. Listen to his musical compositions on Rdio or Spotify.

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to travel to Reykjavik, Iceland, for a work trip that happened to take place on my birthday. My lovely coworkers assigned me the task of selecting a restaurant for dinner to celebrate. Not speaking Icelandic made this tough, but the place we ended up going to was simply amazing. I can still remember the food I had that night, including a dessert made of ice cream on which molten lava chocolate was poured, creating what we described as “interactive dessert.” Along with the food came a stunning atmosphere, complete with large geometrically-extruded lamps refracting warm cozy light over the dark wood that comprised the rest of the restaurant. Truly a birthday to remember.

 

Photo by Kevin Conboy. All rights reserved.

Photo by Kevin Conboy. All rights reserved.

For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.”

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  1. Kevin… Did you have a chance to capture some northern lights while being in Iceland ? Could you recommend the spots, because we are thinking about the trip to Iceland or Scotland next month… I will appreciate any advice, Cheers

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    1. I didn’t, despite being there on one of the best nights to see them in quite a long time from Reykjavik. The problem was that we were there in March, and the weather at that time of year there is very unpredictable. I wandered around the areas close to the water for a good couple hours in the middle of the night, but the clouds in constant motion kept me from seeing anything.

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