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Shawn Dougherty
02-14-2007, 08:30 PM
I discovered this today and found it interesting enough to pass along...


02-14-2007, 09:01 PM
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, 02:19 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, 01:26 PM
thank you for sharing
i enjoyed it

05-19-2009, 03:01 AM
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, 07:50 AM
Thank you for sharing. I read thru. It was very interesting for my project.

05-03-2010, 03:20 PM
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

Erik Petersson
05-04-2010, 06:20 AM
According to Wikipedia, the largest snowflake ever was 38 cm, but I am more used to flakes a few millimeters across.

05-04-2010, 10:45 AM
A single crystal of 38 cm?
Poses a challenge: next winter, i'm going to grow snow flakes.

Erik Petersson
05-04-2010, 10:54 AM
The challenge: to photograph snowflakes with a 20mm wide angle instead of a macro!

05-04-2010, 11:02 AM
You mean, instead of a 20 mm macro?

Erik Petersson
05-04-2010, 11:05 AM
Yes! Such a lens would fit well if you manage to grow really large snowflakes. :)