Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Leaves of ice

Snowflake macro photo: Leaves of ice, large fernlike dendrite snow crystal with elegant, complex structure, glowing on dark grey woolen background in diffused light
Snowflake photo: Leaves of ice

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

I'll try to process more snowflake photos from previous winters till the next season. There is lots of nice crystals waiting processing!

This is quite big fernlike dendrite snowflake, around 6 millimeters from tip to tip. This crystal have good symmetry and interesting wavy "leaves", which reminds me shape of oak tree leaves.

6 serial RAW photos, taken as quick sequence, was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Background: dark grey woolen fabric, diffused light of grey cloudy sky, external optics Helios 44, January 2014, Moscow.

Special version of this photo (with blur background) also used as square tile in collage Under the grey sky with three other snowflakes (Rigel, Alioth and Vega):

Dark grey collage with four closeup images of real snowflakes in square frames on blur background

This snowflake available as ultra HD wallpaper:

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

If you want to see more snowflakes, you can surf all snowflake photos.
And here is article about snowflake macro photography.