Christmas Tree Frost Image on Car Roof

IMG_5104 - Copy LEAD PICTURE SHOWING BIT OF CAR

Christmas Tree frost image on car roof, with photograph darkened.   Mick Burton, continuous line artist, 24 December 2018.

I have noticed hard frost images before on our car parked overnight in the drive. The car is on a slope facing upwards towards the south and the frost pattern seems to emanate from the high point of the roof, which is towards the higher front end.

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Car with frost image on roof, parked facing south up hill, showing the centre of the pattern at the high point of the roof.   Mick Burton, continuous line artist, photo taken 24 December 2018.

Here is a closer view of the roof.

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View of the frosted over roof of the car, 24 December 2018.   Photo Mick Burton, continuous line artist.

The pattern on the roof of the car reminds me of the view from a plane when flying over the Alps.

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A closer view can be likened to the view when flying over the Alps.   Photo Mick Burton, continuous line artist.

A very close view shows the granules of frost making up the effect.  This is the apex of the car roof and I presume that periodic melting had occurred followed by new freezing.

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Granules of frost making up the image on the car roof.   Photo Mick Burton, continuous line artist.

As the sun hits the roof it highlights the pattern and eventually starts to melt the frost around its edges.   A pattern similar to a fir tree starts to emerge.   The melting starts from the high end establishing the bottom of the trunk of the tree and begins to form the outline of  the rest of the tree.

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As the sun increasingly hits the car roof it highlights the effect and also begins to melt around the edges.  Photo Mick Burton, continuous line artist.  

Making the photograph darker produces the effect shown at the top of this post.

I prefer to leave a bit of the car in the photo myself, but here is a view without the top of the car windows.

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Tree effect without showing any obvious part of the car.   Photo Mick Burton, continuous line artist.

 

I am fascinated by intricate decorative patterns appearing in nature.   Sometimes my Single Continuous Lines include a hint of this naturalness.

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