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Frost forward: Watch ice grow in time-lapse
2 time-lapse videos by a Danish photographer capture winter in haunting detail, from the up-close growth of hoarfrost to ice-covered lakes and snowy landscapes.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
While hygge is all about defying discomfort, it's doesn't mean pretending you're in Hawaii (although that couldn't hurt
). It's more about homegrown happiness, about finding beauty in bleakness. Sometimes that means escaping the cold for a candlelit family dinner, and sometimes it means embracing the raw wonders of winter like you're Calvin and Hobbes.
Danish photographer Alf Pilz has a knack for capturing that sense of wintry wonder, even if he does it without a toboggan or a transmogrifier. His most recent time-lapse video, "Frozen
," is a dramatic visual study of freezing and thawing in nature, juxtaposing up-close shots of growing frost crystals with ice-covered lakes and snowy, windswept landscapes.
Check out "Frozen" below, ideally in HD and full-screen mode for the full effect:
And for a more in-depth look at Danish winters — including "the magic world of freezing water, growing and disappearing hoarfrost, amazing crystal diversity and enchanting twilight situations" — check out this longer video Pilz released last year:
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