The recent bout of single-digit (Fahrenheit!) temperatures produced ice crystals on some of our leakier windows:
The windows came with the house, date back to 1955, do have storm windows, and we’ll grant the next owners the joy and delight of replacing them…
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Although it may seem like we live in a dump, those crystals formed on only three windows after the coldest [mumble] night in recent memory. The tradeoff for replacing all the windows didn’t make sense for us, but …
pretty cool shots! how did you take them?
With the Sony DSC-F717 in macro mode and a 2X closeup lens, pressed flat against the (recently cleaned!) inside window glass: the ice forms on the storm window. They’re cropped and slightly resized from the original images, but you can still see some defocusing and fringing off to the sides.
Unlike the folks who take really good ice pictures, I did it while standing indoors!
“we’ll grant the next owners the joy and delight of replacing them…” I’ve just placed an order for the remaining windows downstairs, as Andersen has a 15% sale right now. It’ll be joy and delight indeed if our marriage survives that one :) At least those won’t need reframing. The kitchen window and patio doors did, and multiple hydraulic jacks were duly used.
I rest my case…
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