Given the snowpocalypse happening on the East Coast, currently, I think we can all agree that winter weather has passed the point of being a charming part of the season and gone straight to the top of the list of seasonal complaints. For anyone who’s never gone through a winter or experienced one in a while, you should know that they can suck. A lot. It’s not hard to forget winter is a fantastic season when you have to bundle for an arctic expedition only to go the grocery store two blocks away.
One artist in particular hasn’t forgotten about wintertime beauty, though. Armed with a camera, some cold temperatures, and a whole lot of patience, Photgrapher and filmmaker Paweł Załuska has given the world a glimpse of even more beautiful soap bubbles freezing (we previously wrote about a Canadian version of frozen bubbles here if you want to see more).
Załuska made this gorgeous piece of film after trying to convince his three-year-old daughter to put her jacket before trudging out into the cold. As with most three-year-olds, the request was met with a question. “How cold?” Not one to simply take a toddler’s question lightly, he dazzled her with the answer: “It is so cold that even soap bubbles freeze and it looks really beautiful.”
Although only a minute long, the clip is endlessly fascinating and beautiful. Seeing the delicate bubbles succumb to the cold temperatures as ice crystals form is simply mesmerizing. On some, the crystals can be seen swirling around the still-fluid bubble (only to cement themselves in place when they grow too large or meet up with other icy bits). It’s a magical video must’ve taken forever to capture—according to the description this freezing happened to only 5-10% of the bubbles. For the seven we get to see in the video that means there were dozens of failures. Thank you, Paweł Załuska, for reminding us that winter can be immensely beautiful with these literal snow globes.
What do you think of the frozen soap bubbles? Does it change your thoughts on winter at all? Let us know in the comments below!
Image: Zaluska Art