Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fernlike dendrites on black

This is experiment with post-processing previously released snowflake photos (two large fernlike dendrite crystals: Silverware and Majestic crystal) with completely different look and feel.

New processing includes separating brigther-than-background and darker-than-background snowflake details at two separate layers (using difference blending mode) as bright contours at dark background. Then, i changed color of one layer, blended two contours together with manually painted mask, and transferred result from dark and noisy to clear black background:

Snowflake picture: Neon (black variant), post-processed snow crystal of fernlike dendrite type with complex structure and many side branches, isolated on black background
Snowflake photo: Neon, black variant (2000 x 2000)

Prints available at Artist website, RedBubble.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.

Snowflake image: Majestic crystal (black variant), very big snow crystal of fernlike dendrite type with complex structure and lots of icy leaves, isolated on black background
Snowflake photo: Majestic crystal, black variant (2400 x 2400)

Prints available at Artist website, RedBubble.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.

Original photos:

Snowflake photo: Neon, fernlike dendrite snow crystal, sparkling on dark gradient backgroundSnowflake picture: Majestic crystal, very big and complex fernlike dendrite snow crystal with many side branches, glittering on smooth gray-blue gradient background

I've processed same way two other snowflakes, smaller and more simple crystals: Neon snowflakes.

Difference blending is nice method to get interesting graphics effect. I've used it also to get rich colors from two variants of same snowflake: Mirror's edge:

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

If you want to see more snowflakes, you can browse through all snowflake pictures.
Here you'll find snowflake photo wallpapers in numerous resolutions and screen proportions, up to Ultra HD 4K.
And here is article about snowflake macro photography.

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