Snowflakes

Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by Shawn Dougherty, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Shawn Dougherty

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    Interesting how Mr Bentley included his avoidance of alcohol and tobacco in an interview about his technique.

    I would think coffee would be the thing to avoid while pawing snowflakes.
     
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    thank you for sharing
    i enjoyed it
     
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    Nice... I always wanted to photograph snowflakes, and though the weather report did not warn of heavy snowfall I want to be prepared for next winter.

    I still don't know what is the best way to get the clearest, sharpest, greatest photos. Snowflakes have a size of ca. 5mm (0.0197 inches). That means to use a lens that is optimized for ca. 4:1 size, and it must not be overly sensitive to low temperatures. Or a microscope and a camera adapter, but that would limit the possible perspectives to one only, and, of course, we are all artists and not scientists...
     
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    Thank you for sharing. I read thru. It was very interesting for my project.
     
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    For people like me who wondered whether the "." belonged to the abbreviated circa or the "5 mm": 0.0197" = 0.5 mm
     
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    According to Wikipedia, the largest snowflake ever was 38 cm, but I am more used to flakes a few millimeters across.
     
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    A single crystal of 38 cm?
    Poses a challenge: next winter, i'm going to grow snow flakes.
     
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    The challenge: to photograph snowflakes with a 20mm wide angle instead of a macro!
     
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    You mean, instead of a 20 mm macro?
     
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    Yes! Such a lens would fit well if you manage to grow really large snowflakes. :smile: