Friday, July 4, 2014


Snowflake macro photo: Alioth, stellar dendrite snow crystal with simple broad arms, but beautiful and complex inner pattern, glowing on dark grey wool background in natural light
Snowflake photo: Alioth (2228 x 1671)

Prints available at: Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica),
Licenses for commercial use - at,

This is medium size snowflake, around 4 millimeters from tip to tip. Somehow, it remind me glowing creature from deep sea. I like beautiful and unusual pattern in the center of crystal.

9 RAW photos, captured as fast series, was aligned and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of final image. Background: black woolen fabric, diffused light of dim cloudy sky, external optics Helios 44M-5, March 2013, Moscow.

Also, this snowflake available as Ultra HD wallpaper:

Snowflake wallpaper: Alioth, resolution up to Ultra HD 4K, standard and widescreen, 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9, free download

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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