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Window Frost


Window Frost
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-28
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-27 9:45
Viewed: 6570
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Window frost forms when a pane of glass is exposed to below-freezing temperatures on the outside and moist air on the inside. Water vapor from the air condenses as frost on the inside surface of the window. The picture at right shows a patch of window frost about the size of an outstretched hand. Window frost often makes elaborate patterns as the crystal growth is strongly influenced by the window surface. Scratches, residual soap streaks, etc., can all change the way the crystals nucleate and grow.
Window frost was more common in the past, when houses still had single-pane windows. The newer double-pane windows are much better insulators and thus not so cold on the inside surfaces.

source:
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/frost/frost.htm

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That's fantastic, Shir, only Nature can create such beautiful things in a few hours. Marvelous shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-27 12:12]

Hello Shir,
fantastic photo, great mosaic and contrast
amazing forms
great work
Dejan

Hi Shir,
Cool shot of the ice crystals. :-)
Beautiful patterned image.
TFS
Richard

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  • KJR (51)
  • [2007-12-27 12:35]

An excellent shot of nice frozen cristals. Love the very sharp details in this shot. Excellent and very special work! And ... TFS!

Hi Shir,
Amazing capture of that crystals!
It's breathtaking the way it grows in that elaborated pattern, that as a whole makes that beauty image.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it. I haven't seen window frost in a long long time. This is a great example. The three dimensional effect to these feathery leaf patterns is super.


Thanks for sharing
Evelynn ; )

Hi Shir

What a wonderful pattern you have found here. The frost has a beautiful formation to it and the square composition is excellent.

TFS and Happy New Year
Emma

Hellow Shir,
One could say organised chaos.Nice fine detail and no BG disturbance, great pic.TFS
erwin.....

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