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on a rear windscreen. some parts of these patterns extend 2-3mm above the base icelayer.

as usual, any explanations gratefully recieved.
19th Dec 2005, 22:02   | tags:,

Steve says:

The bottom one looks like a planet in space

19th Dec 2005, 22:08

bronxelf says:

What Steve said.

19th Dec 2005, 22:17

daz says:

WOW!!

19th Dec 2005, 22:33

daz says:

What kind of camera did you use?

19th Dec 2005, 22:36

mat says:

oh, I cheated - this was my Fuji digital (F700) :)

19th Dec 2005, 23:16

Steve says:

About time too!

19th Dec 2005, 23:48

chris says:

what everyone said. kick ass stuff.

and thankfully not immune f rom highlights :)

20th Dec 2005, 00:11

FilbertFox says:

i hope i was all allowed to melt with dignity rather than be brutally scraped off. very lovely

20th Dec 2005, 08:36

Charlie says:

always suspected the final frontier was in norfolk, now we have proof...

20th Dec 2005, 09:11

kostika says:

Fucking fantastic!

20th Dec 2005, 09:47

Geodyne says:

Just stunning!

It's amazing that Norwich and Cambridge are so close, yet the weather there is markedly stronger than here.

20th Dec 2005, 10:31

ladislav says:

That is SO COOL.

20th Dec 2005, 10:44

beth says:

wow

20th Dec 2005, 11:01

mysocalledmoblog says:

aslkjfslaksfhalgksha. wow.

20th Dec 2005, 18:02

seaneeboy says:

Lovely stuff.

I think the reason for the bonkers shapes (and for the ones in your barrel too) is due to the way crystals grow - on top of itself. as the temperature drops to 0*c it doesn't all just instantly freeze at the same time - it affects the edges first as there's less kinetic energy at atomic level (so they're not bashing about, but slow down enough to "set") once this has started, it has a knock on effect, building on top of itself.

This also kinda explains how the Water Butt (hehehehe) ice formed - it started at the edge of the barrel and went inwards, hence will have grown bit by bit - I imagine the temperature dropped a lot lower a lot more quickly in that case though, hence less derivation as in these pics.

This is all from a very fuzzy knowledge of university physics that I failed, but it makes sense to me.

20th Dec 2005, 19:03

beth says:

-thinks there's strange things going on in narj still-

20th Dec 2005, 23:11

Rich says:

There's always strange things garn down narj way

20th Dec 2005, 23:59

RareAquaticBadger says:

Wow, these photos are fantastic. The last one's my fave too.

21st Dec 2005, 12:06

jetblacknewmoblog says:

very strange things go on in narj. yesterday i was walking through town and this fat old bitch on a motorised scooter with a big 'tache and a fag in her hand drove right into me and my newly purchased Starbucks mugs for Xmas presents! I felt like shouting 'BUTTER MY ARSE, GET UP AND WALK YOU LAZY FUCKER!'
Sadly, I didn't.

21st Dec 2005, 12:26

anonymous says:

boo....tiful!
actually much more than that they are really stunning.
A seasonal thought - a moblog calendar?
these pics are too good to just sit here!

21st Dec 2005, 12:40

Rhys says:

Great. Wow.

23rd Dec 2005, 10:58

Euphro says:

I missed these before. They are great!

28th Mar 2006, 07:52