Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hex appeal

Snowflake macro photo: Hex appeal, tyny hexagonal plate crystal with beautiful transparency, glowing on dark woolen background in diffused light of cloudy sky
Snowflake photo: Hex appeal

Prints available at artist website.

This winter in Moscow still too warm for good snowflake photos, and i continue to dig archives. This is simple hexagonal plate crystal, around 1.5 millimeters from tip to tip. I like it's transparency, and light looks nice, too, though it's just diffused light of grey cloudy skies - no any tricks was needed.

11 identical RAW photos, taken as quick series, was aligned and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Background: dark woolen fabric, external optics Helios 44M-5 used as additional magnifier, march 2013, Moscow.

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.