The Aureole Effect, and Why It Makes You Look Like an Angel

What we see here is a picture taken off a pier in beautiful San Francisco. At the bottom middle, you can see the shadow of the photographer's head. At the top right there's a sea lion hoping that the photographer will drop a corn dog or something. Between the two there's a semi-circular explosion of sunbeams seeming… » 12/14/12 5:00pm 12/14/12 5:00pm