The salt pellets routinely used for melting snow on New York sidewalks and roads look really picturesque in macro. Before the storm hit last night, I documented the various crystals in action using the DSLR I hacked with the Pentax 25mm 1.4 TV lens that’s usually found in 1″ CCTV security cameras. See also: street food and garbage in macro. Stay warm! Check back every Friday for a new photo essay! (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)