Thursday, July 27, 2017

Collection of triangular snowflakes

Triangular snowflakes are rare crystals - i have only few good photos of them from nine winters. Their unusual shape in fact is not triangle - it's hexagon with three longer and three shorter sides. Most of these snowflakes that i've encounter is small, not bigger than 2 millimeters by longest side, and often it is simple plates without branches. Still, this type is one of my favorites, and i look for them in every photo session.

Here you'll find already processed triangular snow crystals. When i'll process new snowflakes of this type, i'll add here links to them. Just click on photos you like, and they will open as full resolution versions:

Closeup snowflake picture: Enigma - weird triangular snow crystal with three big slopes on edges and unusual outer pattern of thin carvings, sparkling on pale gradient backgroundSnowflake image: Four directions - rare triangular snow crystal with simple pattern of straight lines and ridges inside, glittering on pale blue background
Macro photo of real snowflake: Emerald, small triangular snow crystal with six tiny straight arms and simple pattern of straight lines inside central triangleReal snowflake macro photo: Almost triangle - transparent snow crystal of triangular plate type, glowing on dark blue textured background

Here you'll find collections of simple hexagonal plate and complex fernlike dendrite snowflakes:

Four hexagonal plate snowflakes: small snow crystal with simple hexagon shape and amazing inner patternsFour fernlike dendrite snowflakes: very big snow crystal with long, massive arms with many side branches and icy leaves

If you want to see all of my snowflake photos, you may 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.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Snowflake draft #4

For this update of draft series i've prepared five best snowflakes from my catch of February 13, 2017. That day i captured mostly stellar and fernlike dendrites, large and medium size:

Snowflake macro photo: large stellar dendrite snow crystal with glossy relief surface and simple structure of arms, glittering on smooth blue background in cold light
Snowflake photo: Draft_4-1 (2048 x 1536)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

NASA: Why All Snowflakes Have Six Sides

In this video, created by NASA, you'll see beautiful CG models of snowflakes, and my snowflake photos - as examples of real snow crystals.

Words can't express how i'm proud of this publication! From my childhood, space and Sci-Fi remains one of my main points of interest, and i always feel deep respect to NASA, main space explorer and researcher.

On NASA site, you'll find this video, plus two separated CG animations, free to download.

Also, i've created an YouTube channel today. By now, it contains only playlist with several snowflake-related videos, but i planned to add more interesting content in the future.

Here you'll find all snowflake videos in my blog.

Friday, February 17, 2017

How are snowflakes formed? - A Christmas Barrel

Cute video with my snowflake photos, created by A Christmas Barrel. I enjoyed it's music and picture quality - it looks really nice in Full HD:

Here you'll find all snowflake videos.