There are two meanings for the adjective 'spectral', both seem particularly apt for this image.
1. Of or like a ghost
- If I'd known this place was so haunted I would not have been staying behind for the sunset and having to walk through the churchyard afterwards!!
2. Of or concerning the spectrum
- The rainbow effect around the sun is caused by the light refracting through the water vapour and ice crystals of the high altitude clouds.
The rainbow effect is natural, albeit accentuated by two ND grads. The grads have removed the detail from the towers but adds to the spookiness.
The image is taken, again on the North Kent Coast at Reculver Towers, a while later than my previous upload.
Iso200, 1/320s, f16, 18mm, tripod, remote release. (nb.. should have used ISO100!!)
Many thanks for all your comments on Two Towers, very appreciated, and to Ade and Darryl for their UAs.
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