This image may be of a natural phenomenon rather than the Art with which this web-page concerns itself; but at the very least it’s ‘natural art’. I put it up here in the hope that My Reader can explain to me how the phenomenon comes about.
The time was 15.30 as dusk began to gather (though it was not as dark as the photograph pretends) at the end of a brilliantly sunny day which had begun with a hardish white frost – the first this winter and one of only two or three this year. The view is towards the south west across the Alde estuary; Snape Maltings is not far out of shot to the right. The tide had been exceptionally high – as is suggested by the water standing in the footpath in the foreground between the reedbeds – and is about an hour into its ebb at the time of the photograph. The ‘two suns’ were actually slightly more sharply defined a few seconds before I took the photograph on my iPhone; their disintegration is visible on the next two images I took during the following half-minute. Four minutes later the evidence of two suns had almost completely disappeared.
The right-hand sun is the real one; the left-hand one is presumably not so much an optical illusion as a visual freak created by some sort of game of galactic mirrors. I do hope My Reader can explain all.