Friday, November 8, 2013

Starlight

Snowflake macro photo: Starlight, real snow crystal of stellar dendrite type with beautiful sword-like arms, glittering on dark woolen fabric
Snowflake photo: Starlight (2048 x 1536)

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

Light white room interior with snowflake print, hanging on wall. Ideas for home decor, interior design and gifts - alexey-kljatov.pixels.com



This is one of most beautiful stellar dendrite snowflakes i've captured past winter, but it was hard to process, because i got serious problems with aligning shots (wind shifts and rotates this crystal when i've took photo series). This snow crystal is quite large, about 5-6 millimeters from tip to tip. I like this crystal's elegant and ornate "design" and shape, especially high detailed arms: they remind me six sharp swords, pointing inward.

8 identical RAW shots, captured as fast series, was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of final picture. Background: dark woolen fabric, natural light (grey cloudy sky), camera Canon Powershot A650is, external optics Helios 44M-5, January 2013, Moscow, Russia.

Another variant with blurred background:

Snowflake picture: Starlight II, stellar dendrite snow crystal with complex design and beautiful ornate arms, glowing on dark cyan blurred background
Snowflake photo: Starlight II (2048 x 1536)

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

Also, Starlight available as Ultra HD wallpaper:

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

Starlight was chosen as cover for music disk Unicum by Draugh, composer from Chile:

Album Unicum by Draugh, music composer from Chile, featured snowflake photo by Alexey Kljatov on cover

I also combined this snow crystal with snowflake Rigel into one picture:

Snowflake picture: two stellar dendrite snow crystals with elegant shape and structure, long, sharp and ornate arms with side branches and transparent icy leaves, glitters on dark gray textured background
Snowflake photo: When winters meets 2 (3400 x 2550)

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica), RedBubble.com, Society6.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.

And here is another beautiful cluster with two stellar dendrite snowflakes, taken in January 2014, also at dark textured backdrop, and processed in same technique:

Snowflake picture: Stars in my pocket like grains of sand, cluster of two stellar dendrite crystals with elegant and complex structure, glowing on dark grey background

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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