It does not tend to snow often in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area, but it is always interesting when it does. Today in honor of the most recent snowstorm, which resulted in over %80 of the workers in my office staying at home...(you know who you are!) I want to feature a Russian based photographer Alexey Klijatov who has a rather unconventional method of capturing, yes wait for it (drum roll) SNOW FLAKES.
Klijatov's uses macro photography to capture beautiful images of snowflakes in the convenience of his apartment's balcony. He images the snowflakes using an inexpensive reverse lens macro technique with a combination of a Canon Powershot A650 and a Helios 44M-5 placed in reverse. The Helios 44M-5 is what does the trick because it works a lot better than an average macro lens by giving greater magnification. Here is a diagram and example of what Klijatov uses.
It is fascinating to see how snowflakes look at such a macro level. Please check out Alexey's website for more images of his snowflake series and be inspired to get out on this snowy day and capture your own snowflake pictures.