Monday, July 14, 2014

Radiant green

Snowflake picture: Radiant green, small hexagonal plate crystal with slight asymmetry and outer pattern, resembling pine trees, glowing on dark textured background
Snowflake photo: Radiant green

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica).

This is tiny hexagonal plate snowflake, around 1 millimeter from tip to tip. It is slightly asymmetrical, but have its own beauty: in center can be seen subtle green color, caused by Thin film interference. Also, i like outer rim with light blue glow and six interesting elements in the corners, resembling pine trees.

If you are curious about lighting i've used - this is just diffused light of grey cloudy sky: no any tricks was applied.

8 serial RAW photos was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this image. Background: dark woolen fabric, additional optics Helios 44M-5 was used as 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.