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Hot Tea Poured At -40° In Front Of A Sunset Captured At The Right Moment

Published 2 years ago

If it’s cold enough outside, hot water can instantly turn into ice crystals as it is tossed. Michael Davies turned the phenomenon into a piece of photographic art. The shoot took place about 20 kilometers away from the Arctic Circle where even the midday sun couldn’t drive away the -40°C cold. Davies employed his friend Markus to do the actual tea tossing.

“Prepared with multiple thermoses filled with tea, we began tossing the water and shooting,” Davies said in an online interview. “Nothing of this shot was to chance, I followed the temperature, watched for calm wind, and planned the shot and set it up. Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for, even though it’s impossible to control.”

More info: michaelhdavies.com | flickr (h/t: boredpanda)

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“Prepared with multiple thermoses filled with tea, we began tossing the water and shooting”

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“Nothing of this shot was to chance, I followed the temperature, watched for calm wind, and planned the shot and set it up.”

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“Even the sun in the middle of the spray was something I was hoping for, even though it’s impossible to control”

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Martynas Klimas

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arctic circle, arctic photography, beautiful science, cool science, ice crystal, liquid photography, michael davies, michael h davies, mist, photography, science, sublimation, tea, tossed tea, water mist photograph, winter photography
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