Written By: Zach Souza
Snow Flakes are a transient type of wonderful. For a brief moment they are here, spectacular in all their brevity, and then before you know it, their moment melts away and we are forever changed by their 15 seconds of fame.
However, with the magic of photography, Photographer Alexey Kljatov is able to take these fleeting moments of magnificence and turn them into lasting close-up photos of these mesmerizing individual snowflakes.
How, you may ask is Alexey able to capture these jaw dropping and awe-inspiring shots of such a fragile existence like a snowflake? The technique he uses is called Macro-Photography and he explains it in his blog.
Equipped with a stool, dark fabrics and some make-shift camera gear of a wooden plank, duct tape and two macro lenses inverted on top of each other, Alexey goes on the balcony of his apartment in Moscow and captures momentary magic. It’s awe-inspiring to see the elegance these water crystals hold. Each flake fractals out their own unique patterns as they fall ever so gracefully from cloud to earth blessing us with their wonder just before they leave.
The allure of each drop of artistry is that their lives however bright and brilliant, fade just as fast as they are born. Like us they are here for a brief moment, but in their transience they are able to impact others in powerful ways, whether it’s just from a passer by, or a million people on the internet, these unique flakes of snow, like fingerprints leave their mark.
Question of the Day:
Have you ever taken the time to really look at a snowflake?
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