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James A. Rinner Snowflake 2015 008

I started shooting snowflakes a couple of years ago and have been working on my process. Snowflake 2015-008 is a combination of 50 stacked images of various fo...
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I started shooting snowflakes a couple of years ago and have been working on my process. Snowflake 2015-008 is a combination of 50 stacked images of various focus. Using a micro 4-3 adapted Minolta 85mm1.7 lens with a reverse mounted Olympus 50mm 1.4 on the front of the Minolta I was able to produce a 3.5:1 macro magnification. The lens combo was mounted to my Olympus O-MD E-M5 body. I captured the snowflake on a piece of black cloth and slowly turned the focus ring while shooting at 5 FPS. The photos were processed first in Lightroom and then stacked and merged in Photoshop CC.
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LuminitaPhotos
 
LuminitaPhotos June 27, 2015
Lovely
Shutterspeedblog
 
Shutterspeedblog June 27, 2015
Thanks Luminita.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 July 02, 2015
Wow.. I'm speechless (:
Shutterspeedblog
 
Shutterspeedblog July 06, 2015
Thanks Sweetpea! I am looking forward to next winter!
keepsakesc
 
keepsakesc July 14, 2015
awesome !! great image !! we don't really get snow where we are, this is a great way to see it
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira August 02, 2015
Masterpiece. Voted
Lpepz PRO+
 
Lpepz August 22, 2015
Incredible Shot - I would love to learn how to do this
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers October 01, 2015
This is an incredible shot. You are very talented!
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 December 21, 2015
Wow! The most outstanding snowflake shot I've seen. I bow to your artisty and ability to stand the cold! Congrats on being a geometry contest finalist.
maggiesmith_0960 PRO
 
maggiesmith_0960 January 03, 2016
This is a stunning piece! How did you accomplish this?
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 04, 2016
Awesome job! Congrats.
sharonmeyers
 
sharonmeyers January 04, 2016
Worth all the steps to take such a standout photo - well done and congratulations - this is an absolute corker of a photo. 110 marks out of a 100! Thanks for making my day.
annagillespie
 
annagillespie January 19, 2016
That's rather stunning!
AddieStrozier PRO
 
AddieStrozier January 20, 2016
I can't wait until the day comes that
i fully understand every word in the photo description. hahahaha Absolutely stunning shot(s) to create this beauty!! Speechless!!
vickikurasz
 
vickikurasz January 22, 2016
I stand in awe.
anitaselvog
 
anitaselvog January 22, 2016
Simply Amazing! Nice job!
victoriashishkina
 
victoriashishkina January 22, 2016
Beautiful!!!!!!!!
Abii
 
Abii January 26, 2016
Damn. Congrats. I struggle with a simple macro shot of a flower and here you are curing cancer lol
Shutterspeedblog
Shutterspeedblog October 26, 2016
Thanks! That is quite the compliment! It does take a lot of stamina to stand out in the frezzeing weather hoping to get an intact flake. Even though I capture them on cloth the usually explode when they land.
CTphotographer PRO
 
CTphotographer January 28, 2016
Amazing...I live in New England and after seeing as much snow as I have in my life, you really don't see snow in this manner. Hard to imagine that billions if these make a huge mess. Thanks for sharing.
Beegirl
 
Beegirl October 06, 2016
Great work
candywoodcollins
 
candywoodcollins October 13, 2016
Wow! I'm an ametuer that has always loved to take photographs. I'd LOVE to be able to do stuff like that! I recently became disabled due to permanent nerve damage in my back. And right leg so I'm thinking I might try to learn more about photography as a hobby since I have spare time. It's just a matter of when I'm not in too much pain...
Julesp18
 
Julesp18 October 26, 2016
I admire people who can get great shots like this one. There is so much detail. Such a striking photograph. Amazing job!
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Shutterspeedblog October 26, 2016
Thank you!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography October 26, 2016
Absolutely incredible detail! Bravo!!
naturisk PRO
 
naturisk October 27, 2016
It's breathtakingly beautiful! Your experimentation has worked out magnificently well.
daniellebalderston PRO+
 
daniellebalderston July 24, 2018
I love the dichotomy of this, simple yet intricate. Gorgeous! Good job!
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Shutterspeedblog April 13, 2019
Thank You!