Tiny Miraculous Snowflakes
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
It can sometimes be hard to find inspiration for photography Friday this time of year, after all, we are smack dab in the middle of winter. It gets dark so early, and I would rather be in front of a cozy fireplace wrapped in a blanket than outside in the cold with my camera. However, last week while perusing pictures during my weekly link-ups, I stumbled upon some beautiful snowflake photos at the blog Daily Bread. So yesterday afternoon I noticed a few snowflakes flying outside and decided to grab my camera and see what I could capture.
Snowflakes amaze me! (Okay, they don’t feel quite so amazing when I see them piled up outside in the driveway.) When I look through my lens and can see them individually, I get a closer look at how unique, beautiful, and fragile they are.
I had to photograph these snowflakes very quickly because these little beauties were disappearing almost as fast as they were landing on my hat. I took these with my macro lens, but I didn’t use a tripod. They would have been better with a tripod. As luck would have it when I finally pulled my tripod out of the closet the snow stopped. I’m keeping my tripod close this week as there is supposed to be more snow.
Just look at how sweet the snowflake was hanging on the side of my hat for dear life.
The perfect star in the middle of the top snowflake in the picture below is stunning. I can’t believe I was able to capture that. Photography has helped me pause and see so much beauty in our world, beauty that would have gone completely unnoticed otherwise.
It seems like I caught this one just before it melted. Seriously does anyone else see the miracle in these snowflakes?
Thank you, my fellow blogger, at the Daily Bread for inspiring me to grab my camera and capture a little beauty just outside my door.
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