Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snowflakes - printable versions, part II

 >> snowflakes - printable versions, part I

Trying to do something with low resolution of snowflake shots. I enlarged pictures 2x using SmartEdge demo, free resampling program. It works very slow, but produces output with good looking lines and edges and preserves textures clarity. This demo version also have input image restrictions (resolution should not be bigger than 512 x 512 pixels), so i processed whole pictures part by part and then reassembled.

Then i applied one of these nice freeware canvas textures in "soft light" blending mode with small opacity. This texture masked noise and resampling artifacts, making picture more appealing (i hope) at 1:1 scale view.

capped column, snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

2500 x 1876

Rainbow snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

2118 x 1588

Darkside, snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

1600 x 1200

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.