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02-14-2007, 09:30 PM
I discovered this today and found it interesting enough to pass along...
Here are a couple links that may be of interest:
NWS spotter reported 24.8" of snow had fallen as of 6:15pm today (2/14) in Jericho Center. And it's not over yet...
06-02-2007, 03:19 AM
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.
07-29-2007, 02:26 PM
thank you for sharing
i enjoyed it
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...
07-24-2009, 08:50 AM
Thank you for sharing. I read thru. It was very interesting for my project.
Anyways, Snowflakes have a size of ca. 5mm (0.0197 inches).
For people like me who wondered whether the "." belonged to the abbreviated circa or the "5 mm": 0.0197" = 0.5 mm
05-04-2010, 07:20 AM
According to Wikipedia, the largest snowflake ever was 38 cm, but I am more used to flakes a few millimeters across.
A single crystal of 38 cm?
Poses a challenge: next winter, i'm going to grow snow flakes.
05-04-2010, 11:54 AM
The challenge: to photograph snowflakes with a 20mm wide angle instead of a macro!
You mean, instead of a 20 mm macro?
05-04-2010, 12:05 PM
Yes! Such a lens would fit well if you manage to grow really large snowflakes. :)