Some of my favorite photos were simply “happy accidents.” Still I take credit for them photographically simply because I was out there taking the photos, trying new things, learning.
This is the case with the T-38 Rainbow. Taken in 1974 with a Canon SLR with a fixed 50mm lens and a UV filter using Ektachrome transparency film. Apparently the sunlight hit the filter and/or lens at just the right angle, creating a prismatic rainbow flare across the image at the instant that I captured the Thunderbirds five-card formation.
Note: This is the same type of aircraft that is featured in “The Day I Boomed Muleshoe.”