Thursday, March 10, 2016

Heart-powered star

Snowflake macro photo: Heart-powered star, real snow crystal with pattern of hearts around central hexagon, photograph on pink gradient background
Snowflake photo: Heart-powered star (1400 x 1050)

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

The most interesting detail in this small snowflake is the ring pattern of six heart-shaped elements, connected to outer corners of central hexagon. These "hearts" are unusual and rare details in snow crystals patterns (i have seen them only twice, from 8 winters of snowflake photography). This crystal was processed for birthday of my girl Lucy:

White queen: portrait of beautiful girl Lucy

8 identical RAW photos was taken as fast series, and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of snowflake image. Crystal was captured on large sheet of glass with LED back light, using Canon Powershot A650is, and additional lens Helios 44M-5 (as external magnifier), in January 2016, Moscow, Russia.

Also, i processed this photo in alternate colors:

Snowflake macro photo: Heart-powered star (blue), snow crystal with pattern of heart-shape elements, connected to corners of central hexagon, photograph on bright gradient background
Snowflake photo: Heart-powered star, alternate (1400 x 1050)

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

Here is first snowflake with hearts, which i've photographed and processed for Lucy one year ago: Frozen hearts:

Snowflake macro photo: Frozen hearts - real hexagonal plate snow crystal with rare heart-shape pattern, sparkling on light pink-brown background

These snowflakes available as Ultra HD wallpaper:

Snowflake photo wallpaper: Two hearts, 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.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent, as always Alexey.
    You're the "master" of snowflake photography I hope Lucy loved it.

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, Lucy liked this photo, and i glad that processed it that way.

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