Similar to the idea of watching paint dry or water boil, I can only assume there’s a similarly common saying about watching ice melt…and so I did.
Weekend activities can’t ALL be winners. 🙂
Here’s a plate of ice shot at 1-minute intervals and played at 10fps (ie. 600x speed). It was shot at a faster shutter speed to capture the rain as it fell, but unfortunately, the YouTube compression lost a bunch of detail. Also, the video compression caused the stream to be a bit corrupted for the first 3 seconds. However, if you can make it through that, you will witness the very magic of thermodynamic phase change.
I also tried out the high-speed continuous mode with an even higher shutter speed to capture the rain fall. Again, the YouTube compression lost detail and corrupted the first 3 seconds, but you get the idea.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHC518Hd13Y%5D