Sharing a Broken Spectre by Matthew Price
This playful self-portrait captures the rainbow bullseye pattern surrounding a Brocken spectre. Matthew Price was walking with his wife on Herick Hill in Wales when they spotted the Brocken spectre that their shadows were creating in the fog:
“I thought flying the drone may create a different perspective.”
Brocken spectres are caused by the shadow of the observer projected onto the mist, often creating the illusion of huge, distant, ghostly figures. In this photo, the spectre is surrounded by a rainbow-coloured glory as different frequencies of light are reflected back to the camera at different angles by the water droplets in the mist. And given these vibrant colours, we can see why Matthew and his wife seem so happy to have spotted one.
Photo location: Herick Hill, Powys, Mid Wales
Photographer based: Walton, Mid Wales
Camera: Mavic Classic 3