Snowflakes

We’re in the midst of another cold spell here in the UK, and over the last couple of days we’ve seen a bit of snow. Fortunately the ground hasn’t been been cold enough for the snow to settle, so the entire country hasn’t ground to a halt yet.

The ground might have been too warm for the snow to not melt the second it made contact, but once I’d been outside for a little while my black coat was cold enough. Whilst waiting for a train in the snow yesterday, I realised the snowflakes settling on my coat were perfectly formed. Despite being out in a light snow flurry, I couldn’t help grabbing my camera and switching to my macro lens to grab a shot of some that had landed on me.

1/80sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, exposure bias -1.0, 100mm
1/80sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, exposure bias -1.0, 100mm (cropped)
1/125sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, exposure bias -1.0, 100mm
1/125sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, exposure bias -1.0, 100mm (cropped)

I’ve never seen such perfectly formed snowflakes. They always seem to fall in such a haphazard shape most of the time.

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  1. Presume this required removal of said coat – brave man, suffering for your art.

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