Sun Glint

High-oblique view toward afternoon sun in the southwest. Note brillant white reflection from surface of Lake Kahola; also notice bright reflection from metal roof of shed in lower right corner. Sun glint is a specular (mirror) reflection that can create dramatic views or obscure features of interest. It is most common over water bodies and urban areas. Photo date 3/97; © J.S. Aber.

Low-oblique view toward the afternoon sun along the south shore of Lake Kahola. Strong sun glint comes from the water surface, and specular reflections are seen on some roof tops and other structures. Photo date 4/2000; © J.S. Aber.

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