Monday, February 13, 2017
Ice With Everything
We have had such a mild winter, I hate to complain. But as soon as February came along, things got nasty. We had the 10" snowfall, but what was bad was the way the temperatures changed. It was really slippery underneath the snow. Then just the other day, we had freezing rain falling. Never a good thing - that's the stuff that, if enough ice accumulates, down comes branches and wires. Fortunately there was only a light coating, and once again, here is one of the branches of my favorite tree.
Anonymous: OK, so this is really interesting! Anonymous posted and asked if I was wearing a hat, because they mentioned that water drops can act like a lens and either create an image of something behind the water drop, or perhaps create a reflection of something in front of the water drop, like the photographer. I have seen the lensing effect of objects behind the lens many times before, but never the reflecting effect. In any case, I went back to the original image, and enlarged and cropped it, to see what I would find. Turns out that since the water drops are frozen, they make poor lenses. But here is what the frozen lens imaged from behind the lens. Fascinating! Thanks for the suggestion!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:37 PM