Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Machinery of winter II

Snowflake picture: Machinery of winter II, hexagonal plate snow crystal with complex details on surface, glittering on bright gradient background
Snowflake photo: Machinery of winter II

This small hexagonal plate snowflake, around 1,5 millimeters in diameter, have surprisingly complex details on it's surface, resembling some sort of mechanical design. I have many other crystals of this type in my snowflake archive. These tiny and simple crystals are easy to process, compared to large and fancy ones; but next snowflake will be big, dark and complex. :)

This crystal was captured on glass with LED back light, using additional lens Helios 44M-5, in january 2015, Moscow. 8 identical RAW photos was taken as quick series and averaged to boost signal/noise ratio of final image.

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