Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cloud number nine

Cloud number 9, fernlike dendrite snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

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Still, i have not captured really interesting new crystals: this winter starts not too good for snowflake photography in Moscow (when it's cold, there is almost no snow; when there is snow, it's too warm and it melts quickly). But one day i captured some big fernlike dendrites like this crystal.

I tried slightly different shooting: snowflake stands on it's edge on DVD-R disk surface, relying on the other crystal. I transferred both with small paintbrush, and used wooden toothpick to make one crystal stand vertically. Background is blue paper, 10 shots averaged.

More snowflakes in album snowflakes and snow crystals.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ice dust 2

Ice dust 2, tiny hexagonal snowflakes macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

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This is another compilation of tiny ice crystals (around 0.2 - 0.4 mm in diameter), captured January 22, 2014. Used 3 sources (each containing 8 identical RAW shots for averaging). I picked best crystals (and some unfocused ones for background) and drag them in one compact group.

Source images (opened on Flickr in full resolution):

Ice dust 2 - source 1/3Ice dust 2 - source 2/3Ice dust 2 - source 3/3


More snowflakes in album snowflakes and snow crystals.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.

Previous ice dust picture:

Ice dust, snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rigel

Rigel, stellar dendrite snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

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Another stellar dendrite snowflake from january 2013. This crystal was hard to process, because it quickly melts at edges when i shoot serie, and i need to restore edges, using 1st shot from serie. 6 serial shots averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio. Background: dark woolen fabric, natural light (clouded sky), external optics Helios 44M-5, january 2013, Moscow.

This snowflake as desktop wallpaper in wallpapers section:

Snowflake HD wallpaper


More snowflakes in album snowflakes and snow crystals.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Silver foil

Silver foil, snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

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Another snowflake from previous winter. Medium size crystal, 3 or 4 millimeters in diameter. Glass background with backlight, additional lens Helios 44M-5, 8 RAWs averaged, january 2014, Moscow.

This snowflake as desktop wallpaper in wallpapers section:

Snowflake HD wallpaper


More snowflakes in album snowflakes and snow crystals.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Winter is coming

Winter is coming, fernlike dendrite snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

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Another fernlike dendrite crystal from previous winter. This snowflake was not too large for its type, around 5 millimeters in diameter. Glass background with backlight, additional lens Helios 44M-5, january 2014, Moscow. 8 RAWs averaged.

More snowflakes in album snowflakes and snow crystals.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tulips (lightpainting)

Tulips, still life lightpainting photo by Alexey Kljatov
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This picture i started in May 2013, but, when it was half-done, moved it to archive for long time. Recently finished it, finally. Used about 80 source shots with different lighting.

I wrote small post about lightpainting technique here: english / russian.

Strange alternate version:

Tulips alternate, still life lightpainting photo by Alexey Kljatov
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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