Monday, January 20, 2014

Massive gold

Closeup snowflake photo: Massive gold, real snow crystal with relief and glossy surface, glittering on bright gradient background in warm golden light
Snowflake photo: Massive gold (1400 x 1050)

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica), RedBubble.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.

Light room interior in pale yellow tones with gray chair, pillows, lamp, tapestry and large snowflake print, hanging on wall. Ideas for home decor, interior design and gifts - alexey-kljatov.pixels.com

New snowflake photo from 16th January, 2014. That day in Moscow was wonderful snowfall, and i've captured almost 20 gigabytes of RAW + Jpeg source photos - i'll process more nice crystals soon. I used simple multi-color lighting (fragment of plastic bag with white/orange pattern putted on LED flashlight).



I like this crystal's relief surface, and especially quite complex and interesting inner pattern. Did you notice six elements, which are located in the middle, between arms, and pointed toward center? They remind me interleaved array of 3 torches and 3 bigger street lamps.

This snowflake was captured on large sheet of glass with light from behind, using Canon Powershot A650is and additional lens Helios 44, mounted in front of built-in camera's optics. 8 identical RAW photos, taken as fast series, was averaged to boost SNR of this picture.

If you are curious, how this snowflake looks without post-processing, here is picture for compare: single in-camera JPEG vs post-processed stack of 8 RAWs:

Snowflake before and after: macro photo of real snow crystal - straight out of camera JPEG vs post-processed stack of 8 RAWs

And this is version in cold silver tones:

Picture of snowflake: Massive silver, real snow crystal with interesting inner pattern, resembling street lamps and torches, sparkling on pale blue background in cold silver light
Snowflake photo: Massive silver (1400 x 1050)

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica), RedBubble.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.

This snowflake also available as full HD desktop wallpaper:

Snowflake photo wallpaper: Massive gold, real snow crystal with relief and glossy surface on bright grey-orange background, resolution up to full HD 1080p, standard and widescreen, 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9, free download

I've used colder variant of this crystal to create square picture in a frame on pastel background, along with three other snowflakes:

Snowflake photo: Massive silver, medium size snow crystal with triangular center and volumetric surface, in square frame against pastel background

This is collage, created from two color variants of this snowflake, warm and cold:

Snowflake collage: Mirror's Edge, two copies of same snow crystal, glowing on rainbow gradient background

Music album 1975 Triptych by M-Opus, Irish progressive rock band, featuring this snowflake in booklet:

Album 1975 Triptych by M-Opus, Irish progressive rock band, featured snowflake photo by Alexey Kljatov in booklet

And here is another snowflake from same wonderful snowfall, Flying castle:

Picture of snowflake: Flying castle, glossy snow crystal with amazing shape and relief surface, captured on glass plate with LED back light

If you want to see more snowflakes, you can browse through all snowflake pictures.
And here is article about snowflake macro photography.

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