How frost forms…

No, I don’t have the answer. Not a clue. But I was fascinated, getting into my car and heading to the office one cold morning, to see that frost had formed so drastically differently on my car’s metal roof versus the glass sunroof.

I mean, think about it: nobody paints frost onto everything, (though these photos sure make it look like they do).  I guess I could understand that water, in the form of condensation, could accumulate differently on different materials, and then freeze differently.  Keep in mind these two, relatively flat surfaces are right next to each other in the exact same environmental conditions. But these complex and beautiful patterns look like someone intelligently and intentionally created them as art.  How could something like this happen randomly, without a Creator to set up the rules?

Frost on metal car roof

Frost on metal car roof

Frost on glass sunroof

Frost on glass sunroof

I took these photos with my iPhone 4S.


P51 Mustang edit

I took this photo a few years ago at an air show, and I always had the idea to change the background but never got around to it.  The other night was going through my old photo backups, looking for hidden treasure, a mediocre image to turn into something interesting.  I came across this.

P51 - no editing

P51 – no editing

It seems a little under-exposed, but the details are clear and sharp.  A few adjustments could brighten and sharpen things up.

I found a cloudy sky background that matched the lighting direction.  If the sun is above my fighter plane but to the side of the clouds, it won’t look right.  Once cut out and pasted the plane onto the cloud background I blurred the prop blades. It adds to the impression that the plane is flying.  This was all done in Pixelmator, a less expensive substitute for Photoshop.  A real pro could edit the cockpit canopy closed.  I decided to leave it alone.

Next I imported the image into Apple’s Aperture to try some different looks.  This is what I came up with:

P51 - Silver Clouds

P51 – Silver Clouds

P51 - Sepia Tone

P51 – Sepia Tone