Snow day

The forecast was talking about snow for a few days now, but I didn’t see any until today!

The child in me was quite excited about snow, as I wanted to take some photos of at least one of my dolls in it :P The neat thing was, while taking some photos of her in the snow, I noticed that the snow flakes were very clear on her red cloak!

I was so excited about it I went to call my husband to go out onto our deck in the freezing cold to take photos with me ^^;

All of the macro shots of these tiny snow crystals are taken in LX3’s macro mode.

I also cropped the images closer to the snow flakes, in order to show case the minute wonders of nature :)

One thing we found out about these fine snow flakes was, the flakes tend to break apart if they fell on a hard surface — like the wall or the ground, but they land lightly and stick on the knitted fabric which we somewhat dangle away from our body heat.

Due to them being so small, the moment I step into the warmth of our home, they melt in an instant ^^;

To give you a rough idea of how small these snow flakes are, each loop of the red fabric you see, is about half of 1 mm?

Got snow in your area?

16 replies
  1. Miette-chan
    Miette-chan says:

    I never stops to amaze me how snow flakes look up close. Too bad I ended either sleeping through or going to classes when it snowed in my neck of the woods.

  2. Chibinezumi
    Chibinezumi says:

    Mother nature’s beauty really can’t be beat, amazing detail and so delicate! to think not one is ever the same as another. We have a light dusting here but waiting for the big snow showers to arrive.

  3. Pyauki
    Pyauki says:

    Beautiful macro shots! My camera only hopes to be able to take macros.

    Snow is a double edged sword, on one hand it’s super beautiful how untouched snow looks on a landscape, but on the other hand, it’s time to take out the shovels and start toiling away at the sidewalk so no one slips on your property…

  4. chun
    chun says:

    I feel extremely lucky, as the next 2 days conditions was not suitable to take photos like this! :) Taiga brought me snowflake luck :P

  5. chun
    chun says:

    I have to crop it closer lol you sure your camera don’t have a macro setting?
    and yes I agree about the shoveling and inconveniences it can cause to the public o_o ours have already since melted off for now ^^;

  6. radiant
    radiant says:

    Wow, quite amazing detail. I was wondering how you got so close, and I forgot about cropping. With the high number of megapixels cameras have nowadays, I totally forgot how good photos can look if you just crop zoom. ^^

    I just got a new point and shoot! Sony TX-1! :D

  7. LEon
    LEon says:

    I wish there are snow in my area but it will never happen. These shots are taken quite well. Did you use a tripod to take such macro shots?

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