H2O at Minus Twenty by Max Buchheit

H2O at Minus Twenty (Celsius): A macro study of ice crystals formed on a window pane while the temperature was -20 C outside on a sunny day. The crystals have been beautifully backlit and contrast with the shadows beyond.

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in January.

Also appears in the calendar Reflections of the Seasons

Max is a semi-retired 60+ boomer science guy, currently living in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Growing up with photography and art in his family, he was self-taught ever since he developed his own films at the age of 13. “I do it for the sheer joy of creating an image regardless of whether it pleases, stuns or provokes”, he says. He likes to experiment and is currently exploring pinhole, Infra-red, panoramic, and high dynamic range photography.

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  • SD Smart
    SD Smartover 6 years ago

    Very beautiful – (makes me feel cold thinking about -20….)

  • Thanks for favouriting it – much appreciated!

    – Max Buchheit

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 6 years ago

    It is an amazing thing isn’t it. WOW.

  • Catherine Hadler
    Catherine Hadlerabout 6 years ago


  • Misty Lackey
    Misty Lackeyabout 6 years ago

    good eye for this

  • kimangeline
    kimangelinealmost 6 years ago

    magical..really nice max

  • phil1066
    phil1066over 5 years ago

    Hi Max – long time no speak :-) Love this image – regards Phil

  • Fancy meetin’ you here! Many thanks, Phil. Will send you a bubblemail shortly!

    – Max Buchheit

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 5 years ago

    Very beautiful. Please add a location as per guidelines for Canadiana.

  • Thank you. Will do.

    – Max Buchheit

  • Rupert  Russell
    Rupert Russellover 5 years ago

    Wonderful photo but it does not belong in the Fractal Art Frenzy group as this group is only for computer generated fractals not natural ones.

  • nature imitating art imitating nature ;-)

    – Max Buchheit

  • loralea
    loraleaover 5 years ago


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