by George Nacpil . December 11th, 2014
I used to think that there was a big refrigerator in the sky. I mean, how else would a kid be able to explain snow? I live in a tropical country; the concept of snow was something I couldn’t wrap my head around at the time. Since then, I’ve had better understanding of how snow works. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov and I seem to share the same curiosity; the difference, however, is that Alexey has access to snow and has taken amazing photographs of snowflakes from his home balcony.
Each photograph is just so beautiful; it’s amazing how unique each snowflake can be. Alexey used a 12.1MP Canon PowerShot A650 and a DIY macro gear that he put together. In most of his works, Kljatov shoots on a glass surface with an LED flashlight illuminating the snowflake from the other side of the glass. Sometimes, he also uses natural light and dark wool fabric as a backdrop. Here are some of the amazing snowflake photographs he has captured.
Share this post for others to see what snowflakes really look like. More photos in Alexey Kljatov website and for hi-res images, you can visit his Flickr page.
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