Snowflake photo: Slight asymmetry (2048 x 1536)
I already processed this snowflake in 2013, but now re-processed it with my current workflow. The most interesting detail in this crystal is asymmetrical central hexagon with sides of different length, and this asymmetry in the center affected whole crystal, when it grows: all arms also have different distance to their neighbors.
11 identical RAW photos was photographed as quick series, aligned and averaged to improve signal-noise ratio of final picture. Snowflake glows in diffused light on dark gray woolen background. My “snowflake” macro setup containing Canon Powershot A650is and external lens Helios 44, reversely mounted in front of built-in camera optics.
Snowflake center – scale 1:1
I also captured two other interesting snowflakes that day:
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.